You have the possibility to add restrictions to your videos to limit their access from various IP addresses, websites or geographical areas.
This option is available in our Standard, Premium or Business plans starting from 49€/month.
To activate your videos restriction, go to your dashboard, then, click on the media editing.
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Then, click on "Firewall". You can decide if you want to activate or turn off these firewalls. If you decide to turn off the restriction, the previous rules will not be deleted so you can reactivate them at anytime.
You have different types of protection:
- Strict referer (determine which domain name(s) are allowed) : Precise on which websites can your videos be embedded. If someone tries to embed your videos on other websites than the ones allowed, an error message will appear.
Fill the field "authorized referers" with your domain name(s) without "http://" or "https://" but with "www." if needed.
Please note that your videos will not be watchable on social networks if you use this option and you do not allow them as authorized referers.
- IP addresses allowed: it enables you to choose from which IP addresses can your videos be played.
It increases the privacy of your videos as it is difficult to hack an IP address.
Fill the field "authorized ips" with the IPs allowed.
You can easily know your IP address on different websites such as whatismyip.com.
- Geofiltering: you can determine from which countries can your videos be watched.
Fill the field "authorized locations" with all the countries you want your videos to be accessible.
Be careful, for countries with different regions, be sure all regions are marked as allowed.
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If you decide to activate the restriction and if someone tries to watch the video from another country, the player will display an error message such as the one below.
The firewalls rules are not cumulative, which means that if the viewer is allowed in one of the conditions, he/she will be able to watch the video.
For example, you have added different websites as referers and different IP addresses. If the viewer wants to watch a video on an authorized website but with a different IP address than the one allowed, he/she will be able to see it. It enables for example sales persons to watch videos on a secure intranet but from different devices.
For more case studies, feel free to read our dedicated blog post.