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Per Application Password File not working for me...

Using the documentation available here, the server continues to only honor the [install-dir]/conf/publish.password file. I am testing with QuickTime Broadcaster (RTSP) with both 4.05 & 4.06 on Windows 2012 R2.

I renamed the publish.password file located in the default Live Application directory to see if it is actually looking to it. In the root wowzastreamingengine_error.log I see the following which suggests that it is looking there:

ModuleCoreSecurity.onAppStart[live/definst]: Publish: RTMP Authorization: password file does not exist:‘F:\Wowza Streaming Engine\conf\live\publish.password’. RTMP Publishing disallowed.

My publish.password is set using the documented way:

Publish password file (format [username][space][password])

#username password

live live

Help! This is driving me nuts.


This does appear to be a bug which I will let our engineering team know about.

Please try adding the following property to your application properties and see if that fixes it.








Adding the above property did the trick. Does this issue impact other broadcast protocols or just RTSP? (Since the key is for rtspEncoderAuthenticateFile)

Thanks Roger!