Q. Why am I getting an error when I login to Engine 4.8.19 when it's never been an issue before?
A. In Wowza Streaming Engine 4.8.19, SHA-256 compatibility was added to update security standards. Because of the update, Cleartext is not compatible with Digest authentication out of the box.
There are two workarounds for this issue :
- For a more secure method, follow this - If you use Digest with Cleartext and receive a failure to log in message, update your password encoding scheme to use SHA-256 in the [install-dir]/conf/Server.xml file and restart Wowza Streaming Engine to log in. For more information on this method, check this article.
2. You can also configure plaintext password using the below properties in:
Please note: This method is less secure because the password is in plaintext.
Change the Authentication Method for the Wowza Streaming Engine REST API