While Owncast will work for you out of the box, there are things most people will want to customize after getting it up and running.

Configuration is done through the Owncast administration page located on your server under /admin. The login username is admin and the password is your stream key, the default being abc123.

Some common items many people would want to update after installing Owncast are:

  • Your site name, logo, description and external links that are displayed on the web site.
  • The stream key to gain access to broadcasting to your stream and your admin.
  • Enable your stream to show up in the Owncast Directory.

Read more about what you can configure and how.