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Error in OBS Authentication Failed

shinigamitv Aug 08, 2013 06:43PM PDT

wish i could upload a screen shot but basically when i start my steam this stream report pops up and says

"Could not access the specified channel or stream key. This could be because the key/channel is invalid, or because the server still thinks you are logged in.

NetStream.Publish.Rejected (Authentication Failed.) "

i was streaming with it this morning and this has happened once before but a restart and cache clear fixed it last time this time nothing seems to be working any advice hope twitch staff can respond.

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Support: Twitch Staff Aug 09, 2013 09:55AM PDT


This is a known issue at this time. It may take up to 30 min to connect.

If you’re still experiencing this issue, try can also this:

1. Remove the Twitch settings from your broadcast software.
2. Go to and click Show Key.
3. Click Reset Key (only do this once).
4. Add Twitch back to your broadcast software and add the key.

If you use XSplit, you do not need to add the key. Continue to use your password.

We will update on Twitter (@twitchtvsupport) when this is fixed.

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silverfoxx93: Nov 21, 2013 03:42PM PST
I also have this issue and i don't know how to get around it. I followed your steps above yet same error report.
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Support: Twitch Staff Nov 21, 2013 03:42PM PST

Try clearing cache and cookies, then retrying your stream key.

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kwijl: Dec 03, 2013 08:39AM PST
Am having the same issue atm.
What's the use of clearing browser cache and cookies? That doesn't have anything to do with Twitch and OBS right?
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edgeofblade: Dec 06, 2013 12:52PM PST
Oh finally. Thank you for helping fix a problem that has plagued me for freaking ever.
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BrokenHaiku: Dec 11, 2013 03:47PM PST
The problem may also be that shows the stream key with a space at the end, and it's easy to copy it with the rest of the key.
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mord911: Jan 27, 2014 06:17PM PST
Just had this happen to me and the above did nothing to fix the issue. What should I try next?
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sikosgprez: Jan 27, 2014 06:36PM PST
It has been over an hour and I am still getting this error. I followed all the steps above and still nothing.
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OwnerOfAll55: Feb 10, 2014 03:18PM PST
I Restarted my key more then 2 times what will happen i fixed the FMl URL But The live Stream Still Is Offline?
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BloodiestCODY: Mar 14, 2014 08:34PM PDT
I too am getting this problem. I have been trying for hours to fix using various supposed fixes and nothing works.
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Pollensan: Mar 30, 2014 05:58PM PDT
Yeah this started for me after I tried to use the Smite in game streaming program it wouldn't work and now I cannot use my old method I reset it 3 times and nothing I'm not online still it just doesn't work anymore
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Scarlet_Snatch: Apr 27, 2014 08:55AM PDT
I have the same issue. I was twitching just fine all morning, and then when I switch games and try to stream the new game, I get the same error. I've rebooted by computer, still get error. I've reset my key several times and still get error. It wasn't until I went back and "hand typed in the key" that it finally worked. Try hand typing in the key, do not copy and paste it.
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DewShang: Jul 18, 2014 09:31PM PDT
I have another question i use open broadcaster where is the broadcast settings i cant find them
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Sparkylightninggc: Mar 18, 2015 01:13PM PDT
I have been having an issue just today with my Open Broadcaster software, saying this error message : "Could not connect to server. RTMP_connect0 failed to bind to socket: The requested address is not valid in its context. (10049)" If I can get a response on how to resolve this, that'd be great! =D
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Sparkylightninggc: Mar 18, 2015 01:24PM PDT
Nvm, I figured it out. XD
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ElthoroDK: Mar 28, 2015 03:20AM PDT
Jeg har også haft det samme problem. Og nu har jeg det igen, og vil MEGA Gerne have det fjernet, så jeg har livestreame igen.
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neillondon: Jun 17, 2015 03:17AM PDT
I can't connect on the mac side but my PC connects no problem. Same key same settings. Is this a Mac thing? Also it doesn't seem like there is a deffinite answer to fix this issue, everyone seems to have fixed it by doing something that didn't work for someone else.
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neillondon: Jun 17, 2015 01:36PM PDT
so my solution was to change my DNS information to Googles ( really stupid but that worked for me...

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