Configuring the server securely

All editions of Adobe Media Server support features that protect your content from being stolen and misused. Some features, such as true streaming, are intrinsic to the server and don’t need to be configured. Other features, such as enhanced RTMP (RTMPE), can be configured or disabled using XML configuration files. Still other features, such as controlling read and write access to specific server folders, can be custom built using client-side ActionScript and Server-Side ActionScript.

For a definitive guide to Adobe Media Server security, see Hardening guide for Adobe Media Server in the Adobe Developer Center.

Securing the Administration Console

The following techniques let administrators secure access to the Administration Console:

  • Define administrator users and passwords.

  • Define IP address ranges or domain names required or denied to administrator users. See AdminServerin the XML configuration files chapter.

  • Set a limit to the number of allowed login attempts. See LogInLimits.

  • Define a connection port for administrators, thus allowing access only to users behind a firewall. See Manage administrators.

Securing server performance

The following techniques let administrators configure the server to maintain performance levels:

  • Log server access and application events.

  • Set performance parameters, such as thread limits, garbage collection intervals, and stream allocation size.

  • Set limits on application instances, streams, and shared objects, to prevent an application from consuming all the disk space on a computer.

  • Limit bandwidth capacity for an application, to prevent one application from consuming all the network bandwidth on a computer.

  • Set the default bandwidth for a client connecting to an application.

For more information, see Configuring performance features.