It’s been a while that I noticed an issue with missing
in Wowza Streaming Engine (Wowza 4.X).
First I tried to talk to Wowza on the forum, then I redirected the conversation, as instructed, to support email (ticket #89955).
The outcome (official response from Wowza) is still in the making.
And in the meantime I was contacted by couple of people having problems installing my custom Wowza HTTPProviders.
Well, if you’re running Wowza Streaming Engine and need to modify
the fix is actually straightforward.
At first I was copying over the file from Wowza Media Server 3.X, but then I actually
took a short look at WSE 4.0.3 installation and I found out that they bundle the file
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Which brings me to an quick and easy fix how to source the
file when you need to add custom Authentication methods:
In other words (or if you’re not on Linux): just extract the file from
wms-server.jar, stick it in your
conf and modify at will.
conf/Authentication.xml is present, Wowza Streaming Engine (at least
the 4.0.3 version I happen to have installed at this time) will happily prefer
the actual filesystem file (including your modifications).
We’ll see how long it will take to Wowza Media Systems to issue an official guidance on this. But after more than one month of waiting… I’m not exactly holding my breath.
Oh, and btw, this same extraction should also work for any of the following files:
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