STi Streaming Protection for Wowza is a custom built module and browser application that can be setup to work in your environment to protect both live and VOD streams for Wowza Streaming Engine. We understand that there are many different types of security situations out there and have done our best to get version 1 of this module setup to be as configurable as possible. Each of the available settings can be matched to your server and environment and we are adding more features on regularly. If you don’t see your setup within the available specifications below then please feel free to let us know what it is and we’ll see if we can get that in as the next feature. Out of the box, you should be able to protect your HLS, RTMP and RTSP streams. Pretty much with one click!
Installing and using STi Streaming Protection for Wowza is very simple. Once purchased you will be able to immediately download the required files to get setup to start protecting your streams right away. Detailed instructions are included in the download, but needless to say there are just a few basic settings to change, a few files to copy to Wowza and a web server (if you want to use the application side of the product) and you should be up and running in no time. As always, a Wowza restart is required after making those changes and from there you should an immediate application of security to all streams for any application you set it up for. Once you have done all that, you are just a few clicks away from protecting any video stream on your server.
Overview video of simple setup with Willow for Wowza Streaming Engine:
Included Functionality and Details
As of version 1, STi Streaming Protection for Wowza supports MySQL for the database portion. Simply put, you must have a streams table and a tokens table as the module takes advantage of using tokens (either one-time or multi-time usage) to allow access to streams. The module can filter security requests to streams from either the Flash Player over RTMP or HTTP iOS with HLS and RTSP streams on Android and other players that support the RTP protocol. Further filtering will be added in the near future for other streaming varieties and technologies.
The Wowza Module
Here you can see how easy it is to change each setting required for the application. There’s no need to play with Java code, a few simple changes in the XML file for the application and you’re done.