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Keepingshtum
Channel Surfer

Passing authentication parameters for feed videos

So this is probably a noob question, but how does one pass authentication parameters when fetching video content?

I'm currently using the SGDEX views to lay out a basic channel and using the sample videos Roku has provided e.g http://roku.content.video.llnw.net/...mp4

I've got a seedbox where I'm hosting the feed itself and the videos. To fetch the feed, I use request.AddHeader to pass authentication to the seedbox. I was wondering how to do that for each individual video- or whether this is the best approach. 

Also, is there a way to authenticate once and then fetch videos until a user logs off the channel? 
I read through https://developer.roku.com/en-ot/docs/references/brightscript/interfaces/ifhttpagent.md
But it leads me to believe that even if I create a cert on the seedbox, it won't run while the channel is sideloaded ( i.e no way to know if it's actually working before publishing)

Any pointers and tips would be most appreciated!

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Keepingshtum
Channel Surfer

Re: Passing authentication parameters for feed videos

So I'm still stuck on this , but I did find something about HttpHeaders. I'm trying to do something like this now:


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m.video = CreateObject("roSGNode", "MediaView")
httpAgent = CreateObject("roHttpAgent")
m.video.HttpHeaders = "Authorization:My authorization"
m.video.setHttpAgent(httpAgent)
(I'm using SGDEX, hence the MediaView)
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m.video.content = m.details.content
m.video.jumpToItem = m.details.itemFocused

but this seems to have no effect. Maybe I'm just adding it to the wrong attribute, maybe it's not applicable for SGDEX. Any hints or nudges welcome as usual!
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joetesta
Roku Guru

Re: Passing authentication parameters for feed videos

Are you seeing anything in debug while trying this? 
I'm not familiar with SGDEX but as far as secure video, have a look at this section about "Data bindings"


https://developer.roku.com/en-ot/docs/references/scenegraph/media-playback-nodes/video.md#data-bindi...

aspiring
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