Setting up restriction profiles

Written by Luisa Miranda

Last published at: January 22nd, 2021

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This guide assumes that you are a user with admin rights.

The security of your assets is our priority. Viostream works with technologies to provide the best protection for our clients’ media, such as AWS S3 features and cryptography to all media uploaded.


Adding to that, Viostream offers features that enable the user to determine who can access the media. It gives all the control to you when using Viostream to reach the right audience for your media.

Restriction profiles can be added to Media (Live on On-Demand), SitesEvents and Embeds. Read below the different types of protection Viostream offers.


  • Restriction Profile - Restriction profile is the name given to a group of restrictions created into Viostream. Restriction profiles can protect media with Ip Range whitelistDomain WhitelistCountry Whitelist and Active Directory Group as well as password protection.
  • Ip Range Whitelist - This restriction works by allowing the Ip Address listed to view the asset. This can be a unique Ip Addresses, a range or a list.
  • Domain Whitelist - Domain whitelist is a restriction that works for embeds only. When a media is embedded in a webpage but should not be seen anywhere else.
  • Country Whitelist - is a Geo/Country Restriction that enables the item to be seen only on the listed country.
  • Active Directory Group - this is a list of active Directory groups allowed to view an item. This works in conjunction with SSO for Sites and Events.


Restriction profiles can be added by an account administrator, and it’s on the Account Management page, as per the following steps.

How to create an Ip Range restriction profile?

  1. Logged in as an admin user, navigate to Account Management page.
  2. On the left menu, click on Restriction Profiles, and click + Add button, on the top right of the page.
  3. In the modal displayed, add a title for the restriction, select the type of restriction by clicking Ip Range Whitelist and click on the Continue button. Remember to create a title that is easy to associate with the type of restriction.
     
  4. On the following page, add the Ip Addresses that are allowed to view the item. It can be a unique Ip Address or a range.
  5. Click Add, and once all the Ip Addresses are added, click on the Close Button.

     
    Done! Now a restriction profile with Ip Address has been created and it’s ready to be applied to Medias, Sites or Events.

    To learn more about how to apply this restriction to a media, click here.‍ 

How to create a Domain Whitelist restriction profile?

  1. Logged in as an admin user, navigate to Account Management page.
  2. On the left menu, click on Restriction Profiles, and click + Add button, on the top right of the page.
  3. In the modal displayed, add a title for the restriction, select the type of restriction by clicking Domain Whitelist and click on the Continue button. Remember to create a title that is easy to associate with the type of restriction.
     
  4. On the following page, add the Domain that is allowed to display the item.
  5. Click Add, and the domain will be displayed as part of the profile.
  6. Add all the domain needed and click close. 

Ready! Now a restriction profile with Domain Whitelist has been created and it’s all set to be applied to Media assets, Sites or Events.

To learn more about how to apply this restriction to a media asset, click here.

How to create a Country Whitelist restriction profile

  1. Logged in as an admin user, navigate to Account Management page.
  2. On the left menu, click on Restriction Profiles, and click + Add button, on the top right of the page.
  3. In the modal displayed, add a title for the restriction, select the type of restriction by clicking Country Whitelist and click on the Continue button. Remember to create a title that is easy to associate with the type of restriction.
     
  4. On the following page, click on the field All countries and select the country allowed to access the item.
  5. Click on the Country name and it will be displayed in the field. More than one country can be added to the restriction profile.
     

Alright! Now a restriction profile with Country Whitelist has been created and it’s all set to be applied to Medias, Sites or Events.

To learn more about how to apply this restriction to a media, click here.

How to create an Active Directory Group restriction profile?

  1. Logged in as an admin user, navigate to Account Management page.
  2. On the left menu, click on Restriction Profiles, and click + Add button, on the top right of the page.
  3. In the modal displayed, add a title for the restriction, select the type of restriction by clicking AD Group Whitelist and click on the Continue button. Remember to create a title that is easy to associate with the type of restriction.
     
  4. On the following page, add your company and the publishers, for example, company/publishers.
  5. Click on the Add button.
  6. Click to Close button.
     

Done! Active Directory Group restriction has been created and it's ready to use!
Read more here‍  ‍how to secure your media by applying restrictions profiles to a media.