[Icecast] user Authentication - fail to add an user - Problem solved !

Ron Blok ronblok at wxs.nl
Thu Feb 3 07:41:27 PST 2005

Problem solved!

First of all ... I probably miss interpreted the following information from
the documentation;

"The first, filename, specifies the name of the file to use to store users
and passwords. Note that this file need not exist (and probably will not
exist when you first set it up). Icecast has built-in support for managing
users and passwords via the web admin interface."

I interpreted this as .. the authentication file would be generated by
When I specified the absolute path., created the empty file end ensured the
correct file permissions ... I was able to add users. At this moment I am
not able to delete users trough the web interface ...... but before I start
a new threat about this one I try to figure it out for myself first.

Boy do I feel stupid :-(

Thanks for all your help !!!!

-----Original Message-----
From: icecast-bounces at xiph.org [mailto:icecast-bounces at xiph.org]On
Behalf Of Joel Ebel
Sent: donderdag 3 februari 2005 16:22
To: icecast
Subject: Re: [Icecast] user Authentication - fail to add an user

Michael Smith wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005 14:10:50 +1000, Geoff Shang <geoff at hitsandpieces.net>
>>Ron Blok wrote:
>>>Could it be a file/directory permission issue ?
>>I have a vague recollection that the file needs to be able to be opened
>>writing as well as reading, if that helps.
> Your recollection is correct - for adding or removing users, you need
> to be able to write to it.
> If you don't use that bit (i.e. you're only using it for
> authentication, and you're not changing the list of users that is
> allowed), then it only needs to be opened for writing.

I think you mean reading.  It's important to note that it has to have
permissions for reading and if necessary for writing, by the user
icecast is run as.  If you use the changeowner option in the config
file, make sure the password file has appropriate access for that user
or group.

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