[FFmpeg-devel] RTSP over HTTP tunnel authentication

Martin Storsjö martin
Mon Jun 14 20:00:28 CEST 2010

On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, Martin Storsj? wrote:

> On Mon, 14 Jun 2010, Stas Oskin wrote:
> > > Is that needed/implemented somewhere? I'd avoid it if isn't supported.
> > >
> > 
> > Almost any IP equipment vendor out there (cameras, encoders) is providing
> > this option.
> > Apple also allows protecting it's QT/DSS servers via authentication which
> > includes the tunnel mode as well.
> As far as I've used DSS, I've only seen passwords set to restrict 
> broadcasting. When I tested this combined with http tunneling earlier 
> today, the tunnel get/post worked just fine without a password, and a 
> password was only required for doing the ANNOUNCE, within the tunnel.
> But I guess there's some way of password restricting viewing too, I 
> haven't tried that. Is that what you're referring to? Can you choose 
> to require digest auth there, too?

For what it's worth, I read the fine manual and set up password protected 
viewing with DSS. Even then, no password was requested for the get/post 
requests, only for the actual RTSP requests within the tunneled session.

// Martin

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