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Please bring back anonymous snapshots to 3.2

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Status: Implemented

I sorely miss the option of anonymous snapshots that were available on standalone airCams with 1.2 firmware.


Alternately and/or simultaneously, how about a read-only account like what is available for RTSP?

on ‎04-23-2016 12:50 AM

Additionally a simple very simple webpage displaying the cameras selected for anonymous snapshots. https://NVR-IP:7443/snapshots

on ‎04-23-2016 05:05 AM

This request is for snapshots directly from the cams, not from the NVR.  Snapshots from the NVR are already available with apikey.

by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎04-23-2016 09:59 AM

@LLigetfa could I know your exact use case? And because of the nature of HTTP, it's prone of  privacy/secure concern, it's easily accessible. 

on ‎04-23-2016 11:16 AM

@UBNT-Kent, the only means currently to get a snapshot from a standalone cam is to pass the creds through the URL as follows (assuming default creds):


If I want to give someone access to it, then obviously I have to give away my secret admin password.  If we could have a read-only account similar to how we can with RTSP, then it is only a small secret, not a big one.  If we had the option of anonymous, then the URL could be made simple enough to give to someone verbally and they could easily bookmark it.


Even if I were to verbally convey the URL with creds, when the creds are passed via the URL, they get scrubbed from the address bar so for the less savvy user, creating a bookmark becomes a challenge.

on ‎07-15-2016 12:31 PM
It can also be done by a script that grabs each camera and stores on a webpage. I do this via ssh directly from each camera every 5 minutes and archive stills for every, not over written like videos are. Example sites: and In some cases after grabbing the image I mask a location where I (or others) don't want the view to be seen from the internet.
by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎07-16-2016 12:04 AM

Current tentative plan to have this feature available on v3.4.0


And the URL will be as it been used on standalone webui, the same one.


Stay tuned Ubnt Banana



by Ubiquiti Employee
on ‎08-04-2016 10:22 AM
Status changed to: Implemented

Will soon be ready on v3.4.0 Public release, now you guys could be early adopters by help testing with recently v3.4.0-beta1 release

on ‎08-04-2016 01:55 PM

Works great, after logging in to the camera webui and click " Enable Anonymous Snapshot".

on ‎08-04-2016 04:29 PM

@UBNT-Kent, it works as advertised after I found the setting.



on ‎08-06-2016 08:43 PM

Can someone supply a case for anonymous snapshots?