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.




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:


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.

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"

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.

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