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IP camera (RTSP/RTP re-streaming) Authentication [ username and password ]


I re-stream video from an IP camera (RTSP/RTP re-streaming) but some IP cameras need Authentication.

In many models i can disable Authentication for RTSP. But for security reason this may not be the right solution.

Does WOWZA server support this kind of authentication?

If so while I re-stream RTSP/RTP source according to to the tutorial How to re-stream video from an IP camera where should I put IP cameras username-password pairs?

Best Wishes


It simply works


without any other setting.



Thanks for update !

Please see this doc on how to accomplish this:

you usually have to enter the complete address when creating the stream files, the address syntax depends on the cam manufacturer or model, but it´s usually this way:


my camera rtsp url is rtsp://admin:Ab12345@.+@ this and i stream it into vlc media player but wowza cant play the stream i dont understand why but when i stream the diasbled rtsp authentication cameras stream it is played