Glimesh is finally here! This brand new streaming platform is aiming to be the next generation streaming platform, built by the community, and for the community. Lets find your stream key so you can begin streaming right away!
This article will help you understand everything there is to know about stream keys, where to find yours, whether or not it is a good idea to share your key, and how to reset it if necessary.
For additional information on Glimesh, you can check out our article What is Glimesh.
What is a Glimesh Stream Key?
A stream key is essentially a hidden code that allows your broadcasting software (like OBS or StreamLabs OBS) to communicate with Glimesh. Once you’ve connected your stream key, you will be able to live stream right from your Glimesh channel!
How to Find Your Glimesh Stream Key
Log in to your Glimesh account.
Click on your profile picture in the top right of the window, then select “Settings”.
In the panel on the left, click on “Create Channel”. It will prompt you to confirm your email address if you haven’t already done so.
Once you’ve confirmed your email and entered your Channel Settings, press “Create Channel” once more and you’ll be all set to get your stream key.
Congrats! You’ve successfully found your stream key. You can either reveal the key by clicking on the blurry text, and you can hide it by clicking anywhere else on the screen. You can also click the copy button to send it to your clipboard, allowing for easy copy and paste action right into your broadcasting software. This is also where you can reset your stream key if needed. When you do this, the old one will no longer work and you will have to re-enter the new key in the designated field in your broadcasting software.
The copy and paste method is definitely the safer of the two options, as the code is hidden by default for security purposes. As the flavor text on the website says, the key is unique to your stream and should be treated just like any of your other passwords. There will be a more in-depth explanation as to why this is in the next section.
Bonus: This Channel Settings tab is also where you can customize additional options such as channel rules, chat safety, title, tags, and more!
Should You Share Your Stream Key?
You should look to keep your stream key as hidden as possible. It is specifically assigned to you and your channel, and if it were to fall into the hands of an unwanted individual, it would be very easy for them to take over your stream without your consent. Be aware that there may be malicious people on the internet that may try to trick you into giving out your stream key.
I think we can all agree that it would be a terrible idea to give the keys to your house, or your car, to a stranger, right? I would advise to take extra precaution and never give this code out to anyone.
What to Do If Someone Gets Your Glimesh Stream Key
Go to your Channel Settings and click the “Reset Stream Key” button. Make sure to use this new key and begin streaming for a few minutes. If the unwanted person streaming from your account is live during this time, this should force them offline and end the stream.
Click on the Security tab and enable 2FA on your Glimesh account (This also commonly referred to as two-factor authentication) This will help prevent situations like this in the future. From this page, you can also change your email and password associated with your account.
Depending on how they managed to acquire your old stream key, they may still have access to other passwords, accounts, and sensitive information. Definitely be sure to change the password to your email, along with the passwords to any other important accounts as soon as possible to prevent any further damage.
Glimesh is an up and coming streaming service for live content, and although it is still in it’s Alpha stage, the future looks bright. Always be sure to keep your stream key safe from unwanted eyes. Best of luck streaming on this exciting new platform!