Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

MRC portal or Hololens Companion. authentication is bad design for streaming.

Authentication requirement to stream live video via laptop is a bad design.

Why even need authentication to access the HoloLens if it is wired with USB?


  • Isolate them from authentication.

  • I'd say the authentication is probably needed so that someone just can't hack into your video feed by figuring out your IP address. It is kind of a security issue to have an open IP address. The Device portal also contains a lot more information than just a live stream. It also contains all of your app files on it. As well as the power to install, uninstall, start, and end apps just with a few clicks. Not to mention all of your photo and video files.

    As far as why you need it for a wired USB that's as simple as someone stealing your device and plugging it into their computer and doing the same thing.

    AR Developer

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