When secure adaptive players are combined with embed restrictions only viewers allowed to see your players can gain access to the underlying video content.
Video player embed restrictions control who can load your video player. Secure Adaptive HTML5 Players assign temporary tokens to viewers who are able to load your video players, so only users who can load your video players can connect to and securely stream your video content. When used together, embed restrictions on top of secure adaptive players provide a tough barrier for an unauthorized user aiming to access your sensitive video content.
At the heart of uStudio's secure adaptive player is an automatically generated token for each viewer. As a viewer clicking play from a webpage authorized to load the player, I'm granted a temporary token that is tied to my individual browser session, IP, and URL base path. This token, by default, has a 12-hour "time to live" (TTL) - presumably, I'm done watching after that time. For instance, if a player has been restricted by domain, each and every person wanting to watch the video can only access the embedded player from a whitelisted domain before they are granted this short-lived token for playback.
- If an audience member starts watching a video at their desk near the end of the day, but gets interrupted and heads home for the night, they won't be able to just start playing again come morning. If you get a complaint about this, you can explain that it's a security feature, requiring them to regain access (by refreshing the webpage they initially visited, which grants them a new token) the following morning.
Note: For those seeking a whole other level of security for your video streams, consider uStudio's SSO Player, which requires named user authentication prior to playback.