Token Login

Token login is a plugin for Media Manager’s Video Channels to undergo token-based authentication.

Accessing a Video Channel

To access a Video Channel simply visit the site with two GET parameters in the URL: token and viewer. The token can be generated by hashing the key and viewer together using the md5 method i.e. hashing keyviewer. Each term is described below.

  • token used to check if access to the Video Channel is authorized. It is an md5 hash that consists of the key and viewer i.e. keyviewer.
  • viewer used in combination with the hidden key to create a token. It is also used to log whoever is viewing content on a Video Channel.
  • key a secret keyword used to create tokens to authenticate viewers accessing the Video Channel. This is provided by the Media Manager team.

Note

The key should be kept secret and treated like a password.

Examples

Examples of a URL used to authenticate a viewer with token login:

http://lunchbreak.getmediamanager.com/?token=7fac576e6ee21e27ce056bb55cbc1db0&viewer=user123

http://lunchbreak.getmediamanager.com/?token=7fac576e6ee21e27ce056bb55cbc1db0&viewer=person%40email.com