Signed URLs and Token Auth

Product(s)
Video Cloud
Role(s)
Player Developer
Topic(s)
DRM

In this topic, you will learn about using signed URLs and token auth to prevent end users from being able to play back video content without proper authorization. This topic applies to video-on-demand (VOD) content utilizing Dynamic Delivery.

Overview

If you are delivering premium or confidential content, you will be looking for all ways to ensure it remains secure. You do not want end users to be able to copy video URLs or continue to play back content without the proper authorization. Brightcove supports VOD signing of HLS MP4, and DASH urls. Signing is supported for both Brightcove House and BYO CDN configurations with Akamai, Fastly, Cloudfront, and JOCDN.