In this guide we will show you how to create a privacy profile and apply it to your StreamShark Event.
Note: This guide is for customers on Business and higher plans.
StreamShark's Privacy Profiles feature provides a range of options for restricting access to the content of a live event and related archives/on-demand content. You can use this feature to restrict access in the following ways:
- Whitelist or Blacklist countries
- Single Sign On (SSO) protection
- Shared Password protection
- IP restriction
- Referrer restriction
- Operating System restriction
- Whitelist email addresses.
- Combining some of the above options via OR and AND logical operators for protecting events.
2. Creating a Privacy Profile
In this example, we will create a Privacy Profile to protect a StreamShark Seminar (event being live streamed). Let's assume the requirements are that the live stream should be embedded only on the StreamShark website and only a select list of email addresses (i.e. registered attendees) must be able to access the live stream. Note: The list of email addresses must already be uploaded to a Viewer Group using StreamShark's Viewer Management feature (refer to the guide, here).
Navigate to Privacy Profiles in the side menu. Click on the Add button and enter the Privacy Profile Title "Referrer and Email Restriction". Next, set the Filter to "Include". Now, we will add the first privacy rule for referrer embed restriction. Select "Referrer" and "Exactly Match" and then enter the URL www.streamshark.io.
Click on the AND logical operator button to add the second privacy rule for email restriction. Select "Email" and "Viewer Groups". The list of Viewer Groups you've created using Viewer Management will be displayed. Select the "Seminar Registration List". Now, click on SAVE.
You'll see the "Referrer and Email Restriction" Privacy Profile has been added to the list of profiles.
3. Applying Privacy Profile to an Event
You can apply the new privacy profile to a StreamShark Event. Navigate to the Streaming Event side menu and Add a new Event or Edit an existing Event. In the Advanced Settings section, set the Privacy Settings toggle to "ON". For Access Control select "Privacy Profile" and then select Profile as "Referrer and Email Restriction". Click SAVE and the privacy profile will be applied to your Event and the live stream will be protected via referrer embed restriction and only the registered viewers can watch the event.
4. Other Types of Privacy Profiles
You can leverage the Privacy Profile feature to create many different types of profiles. For example, as shown below, you can create a Privacy Profile for an event which whitelists "Netherlands" so only viewers from Netherlands can watch the content.