This short tutorial will show you how to allow other users access to your YouTube account without giving them your password. While it easier to simply hand over your username / password to someone you trust, it is much safer to keep that information confidential and allow someone to manage your account with a lower level of access. The more people who have your credentials the more vulnerable you are to security breaches.
This information is useful in the context of live streaming since we are often asked to professionally live stream events to our customer’s YouTube Live Page. However the procedure outlined here applies for any application, not just live streaming. The client maintains the role of “account owner” and would allow the outside user to have the role of “manager.” The manager then has sufficient privileges to handle all of the technical aspects on the client’s behalf. The account owner can remove the manager(s) at any time, making it safe to let service providers into your account without having to constantly change your credentials.
As part of our service at Webcast & Beyond we request to have manager user status so that we can set up the live stream event with all of the optimized settings. During the event we have access to all necessary controls and real-time analytics. After the event we can post the video and even create highlight videos for the client. We hope you find this tutorial easy to follow. Enjoy!