1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 8, 2012 4:48 AM by nnmk

    protecting RTMP and HLS streams

    Vilius Šumskas Level 1

      We have RTMP and HLS live and vod streams running on FMS interactive 4.5. Given that FMS documentation on security and content protection is very scarce I have the following questions:

       

      1. How do I protect my live and vod RTMP streams from embedding in other webpages?

      2. How do I protect my live and vod RTMP streams from capturing with special tools like rtmpdump?

      3. How do I protect my live and vod HLS streams from embedding in other webpages?

      4. How do I protect my live and vod HLS streams from capturing with special tools?

       

      As far as I understood RTMPE is flawed by design because it can be captured with rtmpdump. SWFVerification also fails, because one can use exactly the same SWF player on their site. Can I somehow tell to my FMS server that it would allow only SWF player from my domain?

        • 1. Re: protecting RTMP and HLS streams
          nnmk

          Hi,

          outside these:

          - swf verfication

          - encryption (for rtmp and hls...)

          - allowed swf (which can help you for your last question i think) and html domains set inside app

          - apache authentication settings

          - apache allow deny settings

           

          imho and inside my experience with FMS, i am not aware of other tools for protection (on the other hand, i do think that it is enough for the rtmp but not for the HLS).

           

          I know this does not help your case much (mine too) but view my post as my way of agreeing with you and as a support for getting better protection in future versions, especially for HLS.