What is the workflow I would use to create tokens via the Vid.ly PRO API?

This workflow lays out the XMLs needed in order to create a token-based authentication workflow for protecting Vid.lys. If you are not familiar with the process of designing security for URLs, please ensure to review your planned workflow with a qualified security professional. When a visitor loads the page, a script will make a GetSecurityToken Read more

How can I control the token attributes?

This article deals mainly with the specification of parameters to control the life of the token. If you are interested in setting params to control the expiration date of the Vid.ly itself, please view the article that explains Vid.ly protection. These are two seperate controls that are offered via the Vid.ly PRO service.  http://www.encoding.com/how_do_i_protect_my_vid.lys_with_the_pro_service ### Read more

How can I generate a new token for an existing protected Vid.ly?

Want to issue a new token for your protected Vid.lys?  All that is required is to send a new GetSecurityToken request to the API and you will be provided with a new token: http://api.vid.ly/#GetSecurityToken Please note that when you specify values for AllowedFromDate, AllowedToDate, ExpirationTimeSeconds and AllowedIP, you are applying these to the Token. These Read more

How do I remove protection for Vid.ly?

Please note that some time is needed to unprotect a video  (approximately 10 minutes). This time is required for CDN invalidation.  When the invalidation is done, you will receive notification if you have specified a <Notify> tag.  If you've protected your vid.lys with any parameters, and would like to remove them, all that is required Read more

Can I specify my own token to protect a Vid.ly?

Quick answer: no! We take care of that for you! You an achieve this via 2 methods: Method A) Send a AddMedia request with just </token> to create the necessary token: Method B) Use UpdateMedia to create a token for Vid.lys that already exist: GetSecurityToken is used to retrieve token.   http://api.vid.ly/?dev=1#GetSecurityToken Please note that Read more

How do I protect my vid.lys with the PRO service?

You have a number of choices to make when choosing who, where and when people view your Vid.lys. There's also a progression of API calls to make in order to acheive protected results . You can use a mix of IP ranges & Expiration dates & tokens. Use one or all three!  DATE CONTROLS: Examples: Read more

How do I use the HTTPS version of Vid.ly URLs and thumbnails?

Looking for access Vid.ly URLs and thumbnails via HTTPS? Look no further. All you need to do is make slight adjustments to your embed code and your URL structure for this to work. For Amazon S3 access, please format as follows: Poster: https://d3fenhwk93s16g.cloudfront.net/[media_short_link]/poster.jpg Thumbnails: https://d3fenhwk93s16g.cloudfront.net/[media short link]/thumbnail_1.jpg – 33% https://d3fenhwk93s16g.cloudfront.net/[media short link]/thumbnail_2.jpg – 66% https://d3fenhwk93s16g.cloudfront.net/[media Read more