Using the global announce server as a contact book + password protecting it?

Hi

I use my own announce server. One thing that would be great if I can search every device that is using it after I put some password for it. That would be great help especially if I install ST on a new device and need to access couple nodes asap.

Obviously there has to be some preliminary security measure so not everyone can connect to the server and the devices.

thanks

You can do something similar with the “introducer” feature. Configure your new device to connect to one known device ID (keep it in your wallet or so) and check the “introducer” checkbox to inherit all the peers of that device. (Similar setup is needed on the other devices to accept the new device, unless someone there is watching the GUI.)