How to connect to Wowza Streaming Engine Manager over HTTPS

This article describes how to configure Wowza Streaming Engine Manager to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates so you can connect to it using HTTPS.

Note: You can use SSL certificates provided by Wowza StreamLock™ or from an SSL certificate authority. For more information about Wowza StreamLock, see How to get SSL certificates from the StreamLock service.

Configuration


To enable HTTPS connections to Wowza Streaming Engine Manager (version 4.7.3 and later), enable the following SSL parameters:
 
  • httpsPort
  • httpsKeyStore
  • httpsKeyStorePassword
  1. To enable SSL, use a text editor to modify the [install-dir]/manager/conf/winstone.properties file. By default the SSL parameters are commented out:
    #httpsPort=8090
    #httpsKeyStore=../conf/[StreamLockID].streamlock.net.jks
    #httpsKeyStorePassword=[password]

  2. Change the port, [StreamLockID], and keystore [password] to the appropriate values, and then remove the # from the beginning of each line to enable the parameter.
  3. Notes:
    • Important: The httpsPort number must be different than the httpPort number (8080). For example, set the httpsPort number to 8090. Make sure that there's no other service running on the same computer that's using the newly assigned httpsPort port number.
    • The [StreamLockID] is the unique StreamLock domain name for your Wowza Streaming Engine instance.
    • The httpsKeyStorePassword can be the same password used to sign in to Wowza Streaming Engine Manager.
  4. Save your changes to the winstone.properties file.
  5. Restart Wowza Streaming Engine Manager and connect to it using HTTPS.

Connect to Wowza Streaming Engine Manager using HTTPS


In a web browser, connect to Wowza Streaming Engine Manager using HTTPS, the new port number, and the unique StreamLock domain name for your Wowza Streaming Engine instance that you defined in the winstone.properties file:
 
https://[StreamLockID].streamlock.net:[https-port-number]/enginemanager/
 

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