Posted On: Aug 19, 2020

Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) now gives you control over who you can watch your live streams. When you want to gate your content, you can use the playback authorization feature to restrict your streams by channel and viewer. Playback authorization manages access to video playlists.

When playback authorization is enabled for a channel, only playback requests with valid authorization tokens will be served the video playlist. You can use the Amazon IVS API to generate an asymmetric key pair and view and manage the active key pairs in your account. This key pair allows you to create and sign authorization tokens, and deliver these tokens to the intended viewers, who will attach them to a playback request to Amazon IVS. By deleting a key pair, you revoke all authorization tokens generated from it, allowing you to maintain control over who can access your video playlists. 

To get started, instructions for configuring playback authorization for your live channels are available on the documentation pages.

Amazon Interactive Video Service (Amazon IVS) is a managed live streaming solution that is quick and easy to set up, and ideal for creating interactive video experiences. Send your live streams to Amazon IVS using standard streaming software like Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) and the service does everything you need to make low-latency live video available to any viewer around the world, letting you focus on building interactive experiences alongside the live video.

The Amazon IVS console and APIs for control and creation of video streams are available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) regions. Video ingest and delivery are available around the world over a managed network of infrastructure optimized for live video.