Logging into Lightstream for the first time may be a bit overwhelming with how many permissions are requested. Most permissions are used to do simple things like updating your stream info, while some are merely bundled in with permissions we require to put you live with the press of a button. In the spirit of transparency, here's the permissions we require and what we do with them:

Twitch

  • Email address
    Required to set up your Lightstream account
  • Stream Key
    Required to go live on your channel
  • Update channel title, game, & status
    Used to update your channel’s game and title
  • Cut VODs, run commercials on your channel, and reset your stream key
    These permissions are bundled with access to your stream key and are not used by Lightstream
  • Log into chat and send messages
    Used to get your channel chat and viewer count
  • Get a list of all subscribers to your channel
    Used to retrieve your subscriber count

Mixer (Beam)

  • Stream Key
    Required to go live on your channel
  • Update channel settings
    Used to update your channel’s game and title
  • View your channel analytics
    Used for subscriber and follower counts
  • Interact with chats on your behalf and connect to chat
    Used to get your channel chat and viewer count
  • View your user analytics
    This permission is bundled with access to your stream key and is not used by Lightstream
  • View your e-mail address
    Required to set up your Lightstream account

Facebook

Denying any of these prevents you from going live. All permissions requested by Lightstream are required but aren’t utilized unless you choose to.

  • Public profile
    This is used to create a live stream using your Facebook account
  • Email address
    This is required to set up your Lightstream account
  • Events
    This is used to stream to any events connected to your Facebook profile
  • Ability to post to Facebook
    This is required to stream to any Facebook destination
  • Manage pages
    This is required to start a stream on any pages that you are an administrator or owner of
  • Manage groups
    This is required to start a stream to any groups that you are an administrator or owner of
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