THETA X - Turn Off Client Mode Authentication

I have a ricoh theta x running in client mode.

Whenever I send a request to get the current state, take a picture etc… I need to provide the default credentials or else I get a 401. As soon as I add the creds in, the requests work fine.

Is there a way to turn this off and make a request without the credentials?

I’m assuming you want to stay in client mode.

Have you tried this option?


I have not tested it. If it resolves the problem, please mark the solution as solved. Otherwise, please post again with the error message and I will try and replicate it.

I have executed the following command.


    "name": "camera.setOptions",
    "parameters": {
        "options": {
            "_authentication": "none"

And I get the following 403 response.

    "error": {
        "code": "disabledCommand",
        "message": "Command executed is currently disabled."
    "name": "camera.setOptions",
    "state": "error"

Just to confirm that you are running the command above in Access Point mode, right? After you set it to _authentication: “none”, then you go to client mode, right?

X Test with firmware 1.10.1

I’m using X firmware 1.101…

"firmwareVersion":"1.10.1","manufacturer":"Ricoh Company, Ltd.","model":"RICOH THETA X",

Set _cameraControlSource to “app” prior to setting _authentication.

Set _authentication to none

Verify _authentication

Z1 Test for Comparison

Result: Z1 works as expected

"firmwareVersion":"2.01.0""manufacturer":"RICOH","model":"RICOH THETA Z1"

Testing THETA X with no authentication.

Result: I can’t get the X to work with no authentication at the moment.

Testing THETA Z1 with no authentication

Result: THETA Z1 takes picture in client mode with no authentication.

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST "" -d $'{"name": "camera.takePicture"}'

update May 12, 2022

This may be a limitation of the THETA X right now.
We hope that this will be improved in the future.

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