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asked 2011-02-18 12:10:53 -0600

I had a few more minutes to test things. My rovio currently has no username or password. I'd like to keep it that way. I tried editing the launch file so that the values were "" but that seemed to generate an error.

Should I have them equal to nothing, to "", to blank space, to " " or what?


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answered 2011-02-19 01:36:14 -0600

Pi Robot gravatar image

Hi Mike,

One method that works for me is to turn off user authentication in the Rovio web interface: click Settings->Security then uncheck the box next to Enable User Authentication and click the Update button. With this done, you can put anything you want in the username and password fields in the rovio.launch file (like "foo" and "bar").

Another method is to add a Rovio user as a Guest (again via Settings->Security) and use a simple username and password; e.g. "foo" and "foobar" (password must be at least 6 characters) then use these in the rovio.launch file.


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Thanks for the reply. I wanted to avoid having to enter anything. I understand how to put in the information in the rovio, but wanted to keep it empty and learn how to enter null into the launch file.
mbahr gravatar image mbahr  ( 2011-02-19 06:43:16 -0600 )edit
Can you post the error you are getting? I don't get any errors and setting the username and password to "" in rovio.launch works fine as long as user authentication is turned OFF on the Rovio. If it is turned ON, I don't get any errors but cmd_vel commands are ignored (so the Rovio does not respond.)
Pi Robot gravatar image Pi Robot  ( 2011-02-20 13:17:40 -0600 )edit

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