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

Robert Jeffares jeffares.robert at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 08:46:30 UTC 2018

do you have a steram mounted on the server called "example.ogg"

If the mount don't exist the script will fail


On 27/10/18 9:18 PM, Jayesh Dalal wrote:
> Hello,
> I've icecast2 installed on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and I can access it via 
> http://localhost:8000
> I followed this document to add authentication:
> https://icecast.org/docs/icecast-2.4.1/auth.html
> I added the following to /etc/icecast2/icecast.xml file:
> |<mount> |
> |<mount-name>/example.ogg</mount-name> <authentication 
> type="htpasswd"> <option name="filename" value="myauth"/> <option 
> name="allow_duplicate_users" value="0"/> </authentication> </mount>|
> 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.
> Jayesh
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