YouTube Won't Go Live Without Stream Key Change


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We've been using OBS to stream YouTube for about five years, mostly without issue. In the last few months however we have had an issue where OBS would show live, but the stream would not go live on YouTube. YouTube Studio would not pickup the the stream either. We've fought with the issue and had inconsistent results with various things we tried until we started resetting the YouTube Stream Key and pasting it into OBS before going live.

I've read about other folks having a similar issue on this forum, but not found a permanent solution. Does anyone have insight into why this has started and are there any workarounds? Not everyone that operates our streaming system is adept enough to change the key before going live.