Secure streaming with Wowza
The Wowza Media Server supports secure streaming out-of-the-box. It also has the added benefit over HTTP that you cannot see the requested video URL using commonly used browser debuggers such as Firebug. This example uses the Wowza streaming server together with our secure streaming plugin.
The Secure streaming plugin and Wowza server perform a handshake. This guarantees that only those clients that have access to the secret token are able to stream videos from the Wowza server.
A Simple player container where the video file is specified in the
We need both the RTMP plugin and the Secure streaming plugin. Our own dedicated Wowza server is configured with the default token which is bundled inside the secure plugin, and that is why in this case it is not specified in the configuration.
You can also supply the
token in the configuration, making it visible in the
page's source code. For full security you need to compile the token inside the
plugin. You can do this yourself or you may purchase one from us.