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Configure Wowza Streaming Engine URL in Wowza Streaming Engine Manager

By default, the Wowza Streaming Engine Manager assumes it’s running on the same host as the Wowza Streaming Engine you’re trying to manage. In order to connect to an engine on a different host, you can specify the REST API URL for that host in the UI of the manager login screen.

We’re running Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Streaming Engine Manager in separate Docker containers. Right now, in order to use the manager with the engine running in the other container, we need to manually enter the URL in the login screen each time.

Is there any way to configure the manager to connect to a different engine host by default, i.e. without having to enter that host URL in the login UI? Some Java system property we can set, some value we can put in $WSMGR_HOME/conf/Manager.xml?

Hi David,

Thanks for reaching out on the Wowza Community Forum. It looks like the workflow you’re describing is covered in one of our Server Admin articles on Connect to remote Wowza Streaming Engine instances

Let us know if this is what you’re looking for.

Taylor Zahora | Wowza | Technical Support Engineer

Hi Taylor,

That article covers how to enter the alternative address manually, as I discussed in my question. It doesn’t as far as I can tell cover how to make that alternative address the default address for that instance of Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.

My current workaround is a bookmark for the manager with ?host=http://:8087, which pre-populates that field in the UI, but it’s not ideal.