I need to start and stop a live stream programmatically.
I've been told before to look into HTTPProviders for this, which appear to allow me to create an API to interact with as far as I can tell, and the authentication would work the same way that it does for the localhost:8500/streammanager interface (am I right here?).
My question is that if the HTTPProvider allows me to create a streammanager like API, then why can't I just use the streammanger API?
It looks like I just need to create a form post to the 'streamAction' page with the right data and that would work? assuming I get the authentication part working right.. does anyone have any tips on how to do this authentication too, if it is possible?