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jacesparks
Level 7

How to add password to Private Channel?

I just created my first private channel, and I wanted to know if there is a way to prompt a user to input a password before they can add the channel.


I would like to add that this is a project for my boss. Any help is greatly appreciated. I could really use a raise.... a break.... a win... you get the idea.
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: How to add password to Private Channel?

"jacesparks" wrote:
I just created my first private channel, and I wanted to know if there is a way to prompt a user to input a password before they can add the channel


No. But since you need to know the install code to add the channel, that effectively is a password. There's no list of private channels published, so only the people you give the code to will know it.
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jacesparks
Level 7

Re: How to add password to Private Channel?

No. But since you need to know the install code to add the channel, that effectively is a password. There's no list of private channels published, so only the people you give the code to will know it.


Thank you so much for your response. I greatly appreciate it.
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NewManLiving
Level 7

Re: How to add password to Private Channel?

Actually there are a number of private channel directories
On the Internet. Just Google ROKU private channel listings
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squirreltown
Level 9

Re: How to add password to Private Channel?

"NewManLiving" wrote:
Actually there are a number of private channel directories
On the Internet. Just Google ROKU private channel listings

Ok. But a channel doesn't get into those directories unless the owner submits it.
i should have said Roku doesn't publish a list.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: How to add password to Private Channel?

Anyone who added the channel 'could' add it to a private channel list, give the install code to a friend, etc etc - so at least by having the channel itself prompt for a password you could track IPs or something to prevent widespread abuse of your bandwidth. This could be done with a few keyboard screens at the start of when your app loads to prompt for a user name and password, check it against your server, and deny unauthorized/untrusted users. As it's a private channel as well, you could have a master list of device serial numbers who can run it, or a designated approval list of IPs accessing your server as well as tracking the user agent of incoming requests. As to a 'walkthru' on doing this - good luck. Maybe start with the basics - get a user login system working first, and ask for little pieces of the puzzle you encounter issues with as you see them.
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