How to Add a Channel Gate

Learn how to add a channel gate for private streaming on Maestro.

Gates are customizable entry points that require users to take a certain action before accessing your page or live channel. 

There are four main types of gates: 

1. Login: Users must log in or create an account to access

Example of a Login Gate

2. Password: Users require a password to access

Example of a Password Gate

3. Tickets, Bundles, & Subscriptions: Users require payment to access

Example of a Gate with a Ticket, Subscription, and Bundle for sale.

4. Access Code: Users must enter an access code to access

Example of a Gate using Access Codes Only.

Please note: Access Codes are a premium feature. Please reach out to your Customer Success Manager for more information. If your plan type does not include a CSM, please submit a ticket here.

Each type of gate can be customized with a title, subtitle, as well as mobile and desktop background images.

How to Add a Gate

  1. Using the navigation dropdown, ensure you're on the live channel or page where you'd like to add a gate
  2. While on the selected channel, click "Access" in the admin sidebar
  3. The site will change states, and show you a preview of the gate
  4. Click in the top right-hand corner to edit, and the editor will appear
  5. Optional: Add the date and time of the event (Note: To turn on the Event date and time, toggle the option "on")
  6. Enter a title (Note: Typically, this is the name of the event)
  7. Optional: Add a subtitle to tell your audience what to expect from your event. (Note: The better you can entice your audience, the more likely they will get through the gate; this text field has a 299-character limit)
  8. Click the "Access Control" area to select your gate type
  9. Select the method of access control you would like to use
  10. To add an access code gate, click "Ticket" or "Subscription" > "Show Advanced Options" > "Access Codes Only (Advanced)" and toggle the option "On"

To learn more about Access Codes, please click here.

11. You may also add a subtitle and background Image by clicking “Change Background” in the top right
    • Desktop Background: 1920x1080
    • Mobile Background: 1100x1440
12. When you’re finished, click “Publish” at the top of the page to finalize your work, then "Exit Editor"

13. Finally, to turn on your gate, use the "Enable Gate" toggle at the top right of the page or live channel where you set it up


Note: To preview the gate, simply view the gated channel in a logged-out state. One easy way to do this is by opening the channel in a private/incognito browsing window.

Note: You cannot put a gate in front of YouTube or Twitch Content.

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