Segmented Media Protection is a recommended behavior

You can add Token Auth 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 comprised of the following 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. This is an additional service that you can add to your contract. Contact your account representative for details.