[Icecast] iOS and authenticated streams
thomas.ruecker at tieto.com
Sat Feb 16 18:16:44 UTC 2013
On 13/02/13 06:18, Jay Wineinger wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I've setup a mount with URL authentication. This works perfectly from
> a desktop machine using Chrome or VLC. I've previously used public
> streams from iOS played through mobile chrome or safari (and others
> have used the Radio Box app), which also worked perfectly. However,
> when I load an stream that requires authentication on mobile Chrome,
> it prompts me for the credentials but then gives me a "Failed
> download" error page once I enter them. Mobile safari is no better,
> nor are any mobile apps I can find.
> I'm wondering if anyone has experience with this, knows a reason this
> might be, or any way to get authenticated streams to work on an iOS
> device. Seems strange to me that a basic auth requirement would break
> the ability of these things to play the stream.
Many clients don't handle http basic auth scenarios well...
A possible work-around is to put an auth-token or credentials (beware,
plain text!) into the parameter part of the url:
This will only work with the URL-auth backend though. For more details see:
The parameters will be handed through somehow. Just try it out.
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