[Icecast-dev] HTTP Basic Auth alternative

dtouch3d completely dtouch3d at gmail.com
Tue Jan 13 07:47:36 PST 2015


Is HTTP basic authentication the only way for icecast to perform
authentication ? With a link like


(HTTP basic authentication) it has a number of problems regarding browsers.
Chrome for security reasons does not follow the link and shows a popup
asking to enter the credentials but this destroys user experience for a
site with a webplayer. It works fine afterwards. Internet Explorer does the

It would be ideal if icecast would get the credentials from the GET
parameters, something similar to


this would eliminate the browser problems with the basic auth.

I am willing to implement something like this as it seems relatively simple.
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