AdmissionWebhooks are HTTP callbacks that query the control server to control publishing and playback admission requests.

Users can use the AdmissionWebhook for a variety of purposes, including customer authentication, tracking published streams, hide app/stream names, logging and more.


AdmissionWebhooks can be set up on VirtualHost, as shown below.



The HTTP Server to receive the query. HTTP and HTTPS are available.


The secret key used when encrypting with HMAC-SHA1

For more information, see Security.


Time to wait for a response after request (in milliseconds)


Enable Providers and Publishers to use AdmissionWebhooks



AdmissionWebhooks send HTTP/1.1 request message to the configured user's control server when an encoder requests publishing or a player requests playback. The request message format is as follows.

POST /configured/target/url/ HTTP/1.1
Content-Length: 325
Content-Type: application/json
Accept: application/json
X-OME-Signature: f871jd991jj1929jsjd91pqa0amm1
    "address": "",
    "port": 29291,
    "user_agent": "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/537.36"
    "direction": "incoming | outgoing",
    "protocol": "webrtc | rtmp | srt | llhls | thumbnail",
    "status": "opening | closing",
    "url": "scheme://host[:port]/app/stream/file?query=value&query2=value2",
    "new_url": "scheme://host[:port]/app/new_stream/file?query=value&query2=value2",
    "time": ""2021-05-12T13:45:00.000Z"

The message is sent in POST method and the payload is in application/json format. X-OME-Signature is a base64 url safe encoded value obtained by encrypting the payload with HMAC-SHA1 so that the ControlServer can validate this message. See the Security section for more information on X-OME-Signature.

Here is a detailed explanation of each element of Json payload:



Information of the client who requested the connection.


Client's IP address


Client's Port number

user_agent (optional)

Client's User_Agent


Information about the client's request


incoming : A client requests to publish a stream

outgoing : A client requests to play a stream


webrtc, srt, rtmp, llhls, thumbnail


opening : A client requests to open a stream

closing : A client closed the stream


url requested by the client

new_url (optional)

url redirected from user's control server (status "closing" only)


time requested by the client (ISO8601 format)


The control server may need to validate incoming http requests for security reasons. To do this, the AdmissionWebhooks module puts the X-OME-Signature value in the HTTP request header. X-OME-Signature is a base64 url safe encoded value obtained by encrypting the payload of an HTTP request with the HMAC-SHA1 algorithm using the secret key set in <AdmissionWebhooks><SecretKey> of the configuration.

Conditions that triggers the request

As shown below, the trigger condition of request is different for each protocol.



When a client requests Offer SDP


When a client sends a publish message


When a client send a streamid


When a client requests a playlist (llhls.m3u8)

Response for closing status

The engine in the closing state does not need any parameter in response. To the query just answer with empty json object.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 5
Content-Type: application/json
Connection: Closed

Response for opening status


ControlServer must respond with the following Json format. In particular, the "allowed" element is required.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-Length: 102
Content-Type: application/json
Connection: Closed
  "allowed": true,
  "new_url": "scheme://host[:port]/app/stream/file?query=value&query2=value2",
  "lifetime": milliseconds,
  "reason": "authorized"

allowed (required)

true or false

Allows or rejects the client's request.

new_url (optional)

Redirects the client to a new url. However, the scheme, port, and file cannot be different from the request. Only host, app, and stream can be changed. The host can only be changed to another virtual host on the same server.

lifetime (optional)

The amount of time (in milliseconds) that a client can maintain a connection (Publishing or Playback)

  • 0 means infinity

HTTP based streaming (HLS, DASH, LLDASH) does not keep a connection, so this value does not apply.

reason (optional)

If allowed is false, it will be output to the log.

User authentication and control

new_url redirects the original request to another app/stream. This can be used to hide the actual app/stream name from the user or to authenticate the user by inserting additional information instead of the app/stream name.

For example, you can issue a WebRTC streaming URL by inserting the user ID as follows: ws:// It will be more effective if you issue a URl with the encrypted value that contains the user ID, url expiration time, and other information.

After the Control Server checks whether the user is authorized to play using user_id, and responds with ws:// to new_url, the user can play app/sport-3.

If the user has only one hour of playback rights, the Control Server responds by putting 3600000 in the lifetime.