Hi. I have built an app that shows traffic cameras on a map and allows end users to click the icon and view live streaming video. The app is pure HTML5, no server-side software. I’m using google maps and videojs APIs mainly. This is a public facing app that anyone can access with no authentication.
Now the customer is concerned that the stream URLs are exposed and others can get access. For instance, network tab in dev tools or other ways. So, I’m looking for options to either obfuscate or secure those urls. Researching in the docs, I have found a couple capabilities, but I need more info:
SecureToken - it seems this is a good solution, but if I’m understanding correctly, it would require a server-side language like .net or php in order to be truly secure based on this quote from docs:
That’s a major architecture change that I would prefer to avoid if possible.
StreamNameAlias - I read about this but it’s not clear if it meets my requirements based on the brief description in docs.
Or if there are other options, I’d love to hear about them.