Changing Live Link Credentials

So it appears that Live Links now require the basic auth user/pass credentials (which is actually a problem in some contexts, but I won’t get into that here). The odd thing is that the automatically generated user/pass credentials cannot be modified. Even turning off and restarting the live link does not change the URL or the credentials for getting in.

This is unfortunate since there may be times when the words chosen are offensive is certain contexts, or when the credential information “gets out” in a way that was unexpected. In these cases, changing the username, password, or both would help resolve the situation.

It would be great if Local allowed us to change the expected username and password, or at least let us force Local to regenerate a new pair.

(It would also be nice if there were an option to have no user/pass required, but again, that’s another topic!)

There is a workaround for this.

On Mac there is a file in ~/Library/Application Support/Local called sites.json (I’m sure you can find an equivalent on Windows if you need it)

If you open that up you can find the basic auth for all the sites. Change it to whatever you like, but unfortunately NOT to nothing :frowning: