[Icecast] unable to set username/password for a mount point

Jayesh Dalal jayeshdalal at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 08:18:09 UTC 2018


I've icecast2 installed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I can access it via

I followed this document to add authentication:

I added the following to /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml file:

	<authentication type="htpasswd">
		<option name="filename" value="myauth"/>
		<option name="allow_duplicate_users" value="0"/>

I restarted the icecast server as:
sudo /etc/init.d/icecast2 restart

I tried to add a username/password to the /example.ogg stream and I
get the following message in the error.log file:
[2018-10-27  01:11:26] INFO admin/admin_handle_request Received admin
command manageauth.xsl on mount "/example.ogg"
[2018-10-27  01:11:26] WARN auth_htpasswd/htpasswd_recheckfile failed
to check status of myauth
[2018-10-27  01:11:26] WARN auth_htpasswd/htpasswd_adduser Failed to
open authentication database "myauth": Permission denied

Can someone please advice whree is the database "myauth" written to,
so I can verify that directory has the correct permissions?

Thanks in advance.

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