What are Signed keys?
Signed Keys are an alternative to Domain Control for preventing your videos from being embedded where you don’t want them to be. Whereas Domain Control security is based upon verifying the referrer information sent by the embedding user agent, user signed security is based upon verifying a signature appended to your embed code that is generated using a secret signing key shared by you and Dacast.
How to turn ON the Signed Key feature to your account?
- Login to your Dacast account, then go to the settings option on the left panel:
2. Click the signed Keys button, then hit save.
Note that Signed Keys and Domain Control are mutually exclusive – you can use one or the other but not both.
Typically, Signed Keys are intended for use in applications that are dynamically generating HTML content. Signed Keys allow you to set an expiry time for your embed code, so that a particular embed code is only valid for a limited time into the future.
When your application generates an HTML document with an embedded video, it also generates a signed embed code, specific to that page, which is only valid for a short time into the future. If your pages are static, you can’t use Signed Keys as the key has to be generated in real time.
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