Yay, it’s Friday afternoon! Here’s something short before you go and enjoy your weekend.
We have just added in Panda an ability to provide our customers with encryption of the HLS protocol. This means improved transmission security and that you get to control who can view your videos. We help you encrypt your videos either by generating a 128-bit key along with initialization vector or using a key provided by you.
In short – we encrypt all the segments of your video found in an associated HLS variant playlist. You will be able to choose a URL which contains your secret key to decrypt them with your media player. HLS Variant and HLS Variant audio profiles will now contain Encryption section to help you set everything up in seconds.
To make sure the secret key from URL is properly protected, you will need to authorize the media player to obtain the key using your web authentication service.
You can find out more on our documentation page