[Icecast-dev] URL authentication

Klaas Jan Wierenga k.j.wierenga at home.nl
Fri Sep 8 05:11:48 PDT 2006

Hi all,

The URL authentication is great for reducing the administration overhead 
in running one or more icecast instances for lost of mountpoints and 
lots of listeners. However because the URL authentication is <mount> 
specific you still need to create a mountpoint for each (in our case) 

Would it be possible to have a global URL authentication section which 
would apply to all SOURCE and client logins? Then we can create an 
icecast configuration that doesn't need to be regenerated when a new 
customer/mountpoint needs to be added.

I guess if the <authentication type="url> section could be used as a 
top-level tag (instead of  as a sub-tag of <mount>), then  that could do 
the trick.  The mount_add URL would be used to check the validity of 
the/any mountpoint. The listener_add authenticates the users.

Would this be hard to implement? It would certainly make administration 
a lot easier for icecast users that keep mountpoint names, username and 
passwords in a database.

Any help would be appreciated.


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