LiveStream 5.2.0 released!


We've got three shiny new features and a handful of fixes and improvements for v5.2.0.

1. Supervisor Bypass


We’re often asked by busy sysadmins, “How can I delegate some of my web access management tasks to the teachers and supervisors?”

Sounds simple right? Just give them permission to log in and edit the relevant Policies and List Groups. That would be fine if the supervisor understands LiveStream’s underlying policy system, however this is rarely the case.

With Supervisor Bypass we hope to avoid any confusion and allow supervisors to react quickly to each of their users’ needs by interacting directly with the LiveStream deny pages.

When a user encounters a denied request for content they need for their work, they simply call a supervisor over to their device and ask them to unblock it. The supervisor can see why it was denied, what the specific URL is and—if they deem it appropriate—can temporarily unblock it with a couple of clicks.

LiveStream 5 records the details of every bypass event so that the administrator can audit them and choose whether or not to make a permanent configuration change or not.

2. Activity Reports for Devices


Formerly called “Category Reports,” Activity Reports have been levelled up to:

  • Provide equivalent data for devices and users.
  • Show the top users and devices by downloads.
  • Be easily accessed from the main Reports screen.

3. Users Viewing Their Own Profile

Back by popular demand from Alert & Advance, any LiveStream user can now login to the management interface to check their overall quota and credit status.


  • User activity reports now show the most active users by downloads for the time period.
  • Certain activity report results are generated faster now.
  • The Policy Group UI has been updated with a new Access tab which consolidates all Policy Set management and the new Supervisor Bypass toggle.


  • Captive Portal was treating usernames case-sensitively, which wasn’t working out very well for directories that use uppercase letters in usernames.
  • Directory user to Policy Group relationships could sometimes be erroneously removed when deactivating a directory group.
  • Quotas would not always reset properly if only one or two of the three intervals were configured.
  • A crash when loading a certain domain-based user activity reports.