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June 21, 2016

How to: Control Access to your Video and Restrict Video Sharing with Vidyard

Video is a fantastic medium for sharing and distributing content, however, there are times when you’ll want to restrict who can see your video and whether or not it can be shared. Let’s take your internal company training video, or the video you’re saving for a niche group of prospects; you wouldn’t want either one leaking out on social media, would you?

These videos – along with any others you want protected – can be secured safely and effectively. Find out how below!

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Secure Your Videos with Vidyard Player Security Settings

There are 4 tools that can help you take control of your videos:

  1. Access Codes
  2. Scheduled Videos
  3. A Player IP Range Whitelist
  4. A Secure Platforms Whitelist

Access Codes let you control who sees your video and who doesn’t. Access codes work as a gate to your video; viewers must input an access code (chosen by you) BEFORE they are able to view your video. You can also choose to let users request an access code if they need one – which a moderator you select can approve or deny. The beauty of this is that you can have very precise control over your viewership.

Scheduled Videos are a great tool for when you’re ready to deploy a player, but not ready for your viewers to see it just yet. If you embed a scheduled player on your website or landing page, it won’t allow playback until the date and time you’ve set.

IP Range Whitelists give you the power to restrict a player so it only plays in a specific physical location, such as your company office or a set of offices. It’s as easy as telling Vidyard the IP addresses where the player can be viewed (your ‘whitelist’), and the player won’t play anywhere else. You can set this for individual players, or for all the players in a group.

A Secure Platforms Whitelist lets you restrict a player so it can only be viewed from a secured platform – a platform where viewers need to log in to have access (such as a Vidyard Video Hub, or Salesforce Chatter). This gives you two advantages: you can control who views the video, and it means all your viewers will be identified, since all your viewers are logged in.

How To Secure Your Videos Quickly and Easily

Secure your videos quickly and easily with Vidyard’s Player Security features. You can find them all from a player’s the security tab in your Vidyard account.

  1. Once logged in at, hover your mouse over the player you want to secure and click Security.
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  1. Under the Security Restrictions tab you’ll find the Player IP Range Whitelist, and Secured Platforms Whitelist options.
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  2. Under the Security Access Control tab you’ll find the Scheduled Videos, and Access Code options.
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  1. Use this powerful toolbox to secure your player based on your video strategy. You find more detailed instructions at the Vidyard Knowledge Center here.

Now that you know all the powerful security tools Vidyard offers you, what are you waiting for? Get started now! 

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Katie Nielsen

Katie Nielsen formally worked at Vidyard as a technical writer. She delights in the magic of a fast-growing company, and enjoys archaic traditions like story-telling, and spending time in nature. When she's not chomping cigars or indulging in the absurd, she can be found talking to her dog Toady in a pidgin dialect that is part English, part body language. After some speculation, she is 99% certain that she exists.

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