How to set up Adobe HDS playback across HTTPS (SSL)

This article describes how to set up Wowza™ server software for Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming (HDS) playback across HTTPS.

Prerequisites

Install an SSL certificate from a Certificate Authority. For instructions, see How to request an SSL certificate from a certificate authority.

Configuration

Open the [install-dir]/conf/crossdomain.xml file in a text editor and change the <allow-access-from> line to <allow-access-from domain="*" secure="false" />. The modified contents should look like the following:
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.adobe.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd">
<cross-domain-policy>
	<allow-access-from domain="*" secure="false" />
	<site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies="all"/>
</cross-domain-policy>

Playback

To test HTTPS playback using Adobe Flash Player (San Jose/Adobe HTTP Dynamic Streaming), do the following:

Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Media Server (version 3.5 and later)
Double-click [install-dir]/examples/VideoOnDemandStreaming/FlashHTTPPlayer/player.html, enter the information below, and then click the Connect button.

Wowza Media Server (version 3.1.2 and earlier)
Double-click [install-dir]/examples/SimpleVideoStreaming/clientOSMF/bin-release/SimpleOSMFPlayer.html, enter the information below, and then click the Play button.
 
Stream: https://[ssl-certificate-domain-name]:443/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/manifest.f4m
Where [ssl-certificate-domain-name] is the domain name that is assigned to your SSL certificate.

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Updated: For Wowza Media Server 3.5.0 on 11-29-2012.

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