Hello! I'd love to be able to create a password-protected livestream. I'm imagining the simplest possible ui for this, which is just to prompt the visitor to enter the password when they first land on the web page. The primary use case would be to provide members-only livestreams for Patreon/etc, or private group streams for things like family video watch parties. In particular that means:
- User accounts are not needed, no individual passwords
- No direct link to prefill the password (prevents sharing the direct link, but if users want to share the password around that's an acceptable risk)
The goal is not to make a perfectly secure livestream viewer, just to prevent casual link sharing and public indexing of the content.
I am planning on setting this up in the mean time by putting owncast behind an nginx proxy that requires authentication, but that's definitely more steps than most people should have to do to accomplish this.