[Icecast-dev] HTTP Basic Auth alternative

Micheil Smith micheil at brandedcode.com
Tue Jan 13 09:41:35 PST 2015

Fairly certain icecast does support SSL, and if not, you could just use an SSL terminator in front of it.

– Micheil

On 13 Jan 2015, at 17:33, dtouch3d completely <dtouch3d at gmail.com> wrote:

>>> It would be ideal if icecast would get the credentials from the GET
>>> parameters, something similar to
>>> http://example.com:8000/mystream?user=username&pass=password
>> You can do that if you use the URL auth backend:
>> http://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/auth.html#url
> Thanks! Appending parameters to the url is possible because it passed
> to the external url in the mount property, and icecast doesn't mind
> serving the right mount point. I don't remember seeing this in the
> docs though, I think it would be good addition.
> Also, sorry about the HTML, gmail changed the format to "rich text"
> for some reason.
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2015 at 6:25 PM, renan jegouzo <renan at aestesis.org> wrote:
>> Would be better to try directly https protocol, to be more secure.
> You are right, that would be more secure. The credentials are now sent
> unencrypted. But this means icecast must support this functionality
> and I have not seen anything in the docs. Is this supported ?
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