What is a private feed?

Private feeds can contain episodes that you want to keep private—not listed on iTunes or elsewhere—and which you can share with specific listeners. This is useful for people who want to provide bonus/advanced/paid content for VIP listeners, or if you want to limit the listenership to a specific team or organization. 

As Private Shows, they won't be added to public directories like iTunes. However, the designated listeners can access them using many ordinary podcast apps (like Apple Podcasts, Overcast, or Castbox) by adding the private RSS feed manually.

How does it work?

A public RSS feed looks like this:
https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/dan-rather

A private feed works by creating a unique "token" at the end of the RSS feed:
https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/homecoming?token=e2861987acf6c909c7c5
Notice that trying to access the feed without the token will not work:
https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/homecoming

How do I create a private feed?

If you are a Pippa Pro user, go to your Show Settings, and open the Advanced section.

Then toggle the switch to make the podcast Private.

What does "generate new token" mean?

You can choose to generate a new token whenever you would like to invalidate the previous one. For example, if you believe your old token has been compromised or shared, or if you wish to limit access to a new group of people. Generating a new token prevents all subscribers who previously had access to your content from accessing your show. 

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