Segmented Media Protection

Segmented Media Protection (SMP) lets you add token authentication and media encryption protection to the delivery of your media content.

The securities offered with SMP are implemented on-the-fly during content delivery when client requests are managed by your AMD property. SMP is a single behavior that lets you configure multiple securities:

  • Token Authentication. Only end users that have been properly authenticated can access your streams. This is accomplished by generating, exchanging and verifying "shared secret" tokens between AMD and the end-user's player.
  • Media Encryption (HLS Format Media, Only). This encrypts your content and provides secure access keys to end users. Ideally, you should also use Token Authentication to ensure these secure keys are only delivered to end users that have also been authenticated.