What's supported with MSP

What you can and can't use in Media Security Policy (MSP) varies, based on the media format, the delivery format, and how you combine the security features offered in MSP. You should understand what is supported before you configure a security policy.

Supported media formats

  • Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS): This includes live and on-demand delivery format media.
  • Apple HTTP Live Streaming (HLS): This includes live and on-demand delivery format media.
  • Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH, DASH): This format is not supported with MSP.
Note: Similar security services for DASH and later versions of HDS and HLS are available with the Adaptive Media Delivery (On Demand) and Media Services Live products. Contact your Akamai account representative for complete details.

Supported Media Services applications

MSP is supported for use with these media streaming applications:

  • Media Services Live 3.x HLS, HDS, and DASH Ingest
  • Media Services Live 3.x Stream Packaging (RTMP ingress to HLS/HDS)

Supported security services for each media format

Service HDS with MSL 3.x HLS with MSL 3.x
Token Authentication Yes 1 Yes 1
Media Encryption Yes Yes
Content Targeting Yes Yes
Player Verification Yes 1 No 2

Combine security services in a single policy

MSP allows you to create a single policy, combine multiple security services within it, and apply the policy to a single Media Services configuration of media/player components. This table outlines the possible combinations, and offers support details for Live (MSL) streaming content.

Key:

  • TA = Token Authentication
  • CT = Content Targeting
  • ME = Media Encryption
  • PV = Player Verification
Service HDS with MSL 3.x HDS with MSL 3.x
TA + CT Yes 1 Yes 1
TA + ME Yes 1 Yes 1
TA + PV Yes 1 No 2
CT + ME Yes Yes
CT + PV Yes 1 No 2
ME + PV Yes 1 No 2
TA + CT + ME Yes 1 Yes 1
TA + CT + PV Yes 1 No 2
TA + ME + PV Yes 1 No 2
CT + ME + PV Yes 1 No 2
TA + CT + ME + PV Yes 1 No 2
1 There is a potential known issue with the Safari browser and cookie support. Work-arounds are discussed in the relevant security service’s description in this documentation.