How to set up Microsoft Smooth Streaming playback across HTTPS (SSL)

This article describes how to set up Wowza™ server software for Microsoft Smooth Streaming 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/clientaccesspolicy.xml file in a text editor and edit the <domain uri> values so that the modified contents look like the following:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<access-policy>
  <cross-domain-access>
    <policy>
      <allow-from http-request-headers="*">
        <domain uri="http://*"/>
	<domain uri="https://*"/>
      </allow-from>
      <grant-to>
        <resource path="/" include-subpaths="true"/>
      </grant-to>
    </policy>
  </cross-domain-access>
</access-policy>

Playback

To test HTTPS playback using Microsoft Silverlight, do the following:

Wowza Streaming Engine and Wowza Media Server (version 3.5 and later)
Double-click [install-dir]/examples/VideoOnDemandStreaming/SilverlightPlayer/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/clientSilverlight/Default.html, enter the information below, and then click the Play button.
 
https://[ssl-certificate-domain-name]:443/vod/mp4:sample.mp4/Manifest
Where [ssl-certificate-domain-name] is the domain named 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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