Manage Restriction Profiles

Available for Viostream plans: Professional Enterprise

Manage your restriction settings control asset security for your content.

Viostream offers Professional and Enterprise customers a range of methods to ensure that your Media are only available to authorized viewers. Depending on your requirements, one or a combination of methods may be used to secure your Media.

Restriction Profiles can be created and managed by Admin users and are accessed via the Restriction Profiles tab in the administration section.

Overview

To get started, click the Add button, give your Restriction Profile a title (note: this cannot be changed), select a restriction type and click Continue. More information on the different restriction types is below.

Screenshot of the Create Restriction Profile form

IP Range Whitelists

IP Range Whitelists are useful for locking down access to videos to a particular corporate network. This is helpful when your employees are accessing videos both physically from within your office, or remotely when connected via a VPN. Note that using a VPN to access videos via a corporate network will increase the amount of traffic on your corporate gateway, so you may wish to consult with your IT department when using this option.

IP addresses are added in ranges - to add a single address simply enter it into the start and end of the range and click Add.

Screenshot of the Edit IP Address Whitelist form

Domain Whitelists

Domain Whitelists are useful for restricting the websites on which your Media can be embedded. For example, all of Viostream’s help videos are restricted to help.viostream.com - if you tried to copy the embed code and host one on your corporate website, it would be blocked!

This can be helpful for restricting your content behind an authentication wall, for example your intranet, enabling your IT department to have full control over Media access.

To add a domain to a Domain Whitelist, simply type the whole domain (excluding the https://) into the form and click Add.

Screenshot of the Edit Domain Whitelist form

To add a wildcard domain, just enter an * in place of the subdomain (e.g. *.viostream.com).

Country Whitelists

Country Whitelists are helpful for allowing access to viewers only from a certain country.

To add a country to a Country Whitelist, simply select it from the dropdown and click Add.

Screenshot of the Edit Country Whitelist form

Default profile

Any single profile can be selected as the default profile by clicking the Set as the default profile button. All Media will have the current default profile applied at the time of upload.

Applying restrictions

Restriction profiles can be applied to Media, Sites and Events by clicking on the Access tab.