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Cloudfront Signed Cookies and Signed URLS for HLS Streaming

Does JW Player work with Content Hosted on AWS Cloudfront with Signed Cookies or Signed URLs? Has anybody tried this?

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JW Player Support Agent  
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Signed cookies would not work with JW Player on the web, signed urls may work. The SDKs support signed cookies via custom HTTP headers.


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How would you sign a url when there are m3u8 and .ts files? Also, why won't signed cookies work? What is it that prevents jwplayer from sending signed cookies?


JW Player Support Agent  
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Hi Jeff,

My understanding is that you would need to include tokenized URLs on your manifests and video fragments on your side. Our player simply requests the URLs we’re told to in the initial manifest. You can also upload your videos to us and we will transcode and create the HLS streams for you. We also provide tokenization out of the box as well. Please see for more details.

As for signed cookies, I will need to double-check with our engineers. It used to be that our player did not send or receive cookies of any kind, but that may have changed recently with header bidding and ads. Can you briefly describe your use case? I want to make sure I understand what you want to do before I go to the engineers to ask how that can be achieved.

Kind regards,

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