Set up Adobe HDS playback over SSL from Wowza Streaming Engine

This article describes how to set up Wowza Streaming Engine™ media server software for Adobe HDS playback across HTTPS.

Before starting, make sure you've installed an SSL certificate from a certificate authority. For instructions, see Request an SSL certificate for Wowza Streaming Engine from a certificate authority.

Configure access

  1. Open the [install-dir]/conf/crossdomain.xml file in a text editor.
  2. Change the <allow-access-from> line to <allow-access-from domain="*" secure="false" />.

The edited file should look like the following:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "">
    <allow-access-from domain="*" secure="false"/>
    <site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies="all"/>
  1. Save your changes.

Test playback

You must test playback in a browser that's configured to support Flash.

  1. In Wowza Streaming Engine Manager, click Test Players on the Home page or in the upper-right corner of the vod application page.
  2. Select the Adobe HDS tab.
  3. Enter the following:
  • Server – Enter [ssl-certificate-domain-name]:443, where [ssl-certificate-domain-name] is the domain name that is assigned to your SSL certificate.
  • Application – Enter vod.
  • Media File Name – Enter mp4:sample.mp4.
  1. Click Start.

Note: A bug in older versions of the Oracle Java Development Kit (JDK) affected connections that use SSL certificates. If you experience an intermittent HTTP/SSL padding exception, update to Java 8 update 20 (JDK 8u20) or greater.

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