[icecast-dev] Icecast User Login Question

Michael Smith msmith at xiph.org
Tue Nov 4 19:08:10 PST 2003

On Tuesday 04 November 2003 06:46, AMY E. BEAM wrote:
> Hello,
> I have stumbled upon your email address in my search for
> finding an answer to a problem I'm looking into for school.
> I attend the Univ. of Cincinnati and am working on my Senior
> Design Capstone project. I am working with a local
> independent radio station, WOXY, which is interested in
> updating its streaming radio to Icecast. I have taken this
> project under my wing and have tried to determine if it's
> doable.
> My question is that WOXY would like to have a subscription
> service to their Icecast server so that they could stream
> more then 56Kb to their users. However I have been unable to
> find any documentation for Icecast 2 that says they have user
> login capability. I see that Icecast 1 does use a flat text
> file for general user login. Do you know if Icecast 2 is
> planning anything like this? Do you have any suggestions as
> to where I can find out this information?

Icecast 2 doesn't currently have this functionality. It's something that has 
been considered in the past, but not actually implemented - the major problem 
being definining an authentication mechanism sufficiently general to be 
useful to our users. Perhaps just flat-text files is enough?


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