Create a shared Wowza ClearCaster broadcast in universal mode

With Wowza ClearCaster™ appliances, you can broadcast to a wide variety of destinations including the Wowza Streaming Cloud service; a Wowza Streaming Engine instance; video-sharing websites such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, and Twitter; and other RTMP-based destinations.

This article describes how to create a shared broadcast. 

About shared broadcasts

Shared broadcasts provide a way for users to manage broadcasts without requiring you to add them as a support contact. To learn more about support contacts, see Get help for Wowza ClearCaster.

Shared broadcasts are accessed via a unique URL. The URL only allows access to the broadcast to which it's associated. You can add more than one shared URL to a broadcast. You can also configure the URL to expire after a certain number of days.

Create a shared broadcast

  1. Sign in to Wowza ClearCaster Manager at with your Wowza account.
  2. Click Broadcast in the menu bar.
  3. Click the Share button for the broadcast you wish to share.
  4. Enter a name, expiration date, and passphrase.
    • Name – The name of the shared broadcast URL.
    • Expires – The number of days before the shared URL expires. Valid values are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.
    • Passphrase – An alphanumeric string that users must enter when accessing a shared broadcast (must be at least eight characters in length).
  5. Click Generate Sharing URL.

The shared broadcast URL is displayed at the top of the Share broadcast dialog.

Access a shared broadcast

  1. Open a browser, enter the shared broadcast URL in the address bar, and press Enter.
  2. Enter the passphrase and click OK.

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