Red5pro offers exciting new ways of engaging your users online with live streams and data online. You can publish live streams and even record them using flash player (desktop), android/ios (mobile) and WebRTC (HTML5 browser).
However, stream security for publishing still lingers as a challenge for the administration. This article discusses how you can secure your publishing streams for the various protocols supported by Red5pro (RTMP, RTSP and WebRTC) programmatically. IF you are new to the world of Red5/Red5Pro, I would suggest taking a peek at the Red5 development series on Github. Here you can find information ranging from what is Red5 to how to create and debug an application.
Capturing parameters passed from client to Red5pro server application is a very simple and useful step if you wish to capture data from the client on connection for authentication, validation etc:.
When working with Red5pro, you have different types of clients that can connect to Red5pro – Flash(RTMP), Android/IOS(RTSP), and HTML5(RTC) clients. Each client transmits parameters in a different way. Hence for proper handling, it is recommended to check the client connection type and then devise your parameter collection logic.
In this article, we shall see how to build a simple logic that checks for client type and extract connection parameters accordingly. The recommended parameters capturing point is the appConnect method of your application adapter class. This is the method which gets invoked when a compatible client tried to connect to Red5pro.