Content protection

Deliver content securely using multi-DRM (PlayReady, Widevine, FairPlay Streaming) or AES clear key encryption

  • Secures content from cloud upload to playback
  • Supports AES clear key and multi-DRM (PlayReady, Widevine and FairPlay Streaming)
  • Simplifies key management and allows dynamic encryption on the fly
  • Integrates with Active Directory or your own authentication system
  • Enables you to configure protection rules with simple APIs or web portal
  • Delivers secure playback with native HTML5 or client SDKs for all devices

Quickly configure key/licence delivery

Setting up and configuring a DRM licence server in your system can be complicated. Azure content protection lets you set up major DRM licence delivery (PlayReady, Widevine and FairPlay Streaming) in minutes. You define what type of licences you want, and we handle all the infrastructure, security and scalability.

Encrypt media content on the fly

Azure Media Services is the only cloud media solution offering on-the-fly encryption for both video on demand (VOD) and live streams. It’s also more cost-effective than traditional static encryption and packaging because Media Services only stores one copy of standard multiple-bitrate MP4s and employs dynamic encryption. If your content key is ever compromised, simply call our APIs to change the key instead of re-encrypting the entire library.

Certified Widevine Implementation Partner

Supports leading industry standards

Most modern browsers support the Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) standard for playback of encrypted content in HTML5. Media Services enables common encryption (CENC) on MPEG-DASH streams with both PlayReady and Widevine DRM technologies, which is supported on various players, including Azure Media Player. Media Services also enables you to protect your content with FairPlay Streaming DRM for Apple TV streaming.

Works seamlessly with Azure Active Directory

Content protection provides token-based authorisation for all types of key/licence delivery. You can use JWT or SWT tokens to add or validate claims for your users. Also, for Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) users, we’ve released sample code with detailed instructions to guide you through using Azure AD to authorise your content.

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