• 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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