Archive for July, 2013

AMS 5.0.3 availability and Refresh of PHDS/PHLS/PRTMP certificates

We are glad to announce the availability of AMS 5.0.3 .

This hotfix release provides a refresh to the certificates used by PHDS, PHLS and PRTMP content protection. The certificates provided with the earlier releases will expire in August 2013. The refresh of the certificates can be done by simply replacing the older certificates with the new certificates.  The list of certificates that have been refreshed are –

  • creds/static/phds_license_server.der
  • creds/static/phds_production_transport.der
  • creds/static/phds_license_server.pfx
  • creds/static/phds_production_packager.pfx
  • creds/static/phds_data

You can see the expiry date by double clicking on a certificate in your Explorer window.

PHDS License Server Certificate with Expiry Date shown

PHDS License Server Certificate- Old Certificate With its Expiry Date Shown

This release also provides enhancements to PRTMP Streaming

  • PRTMP now supports Key rotation, which was earlier available for Protected HTTP streaming.
  •  The common-key file and whitelist file can now be updated at runtime, without requiring a server restart.
  • The common-key and whitelist access in the PRTMP on-demand workflow is now routed through the file adaptor, if present, and can be configured to handle requests of content-type “PRTMP”.
  • AMS access log now supports an additional column “x-sprotection-ver” that will be logged with application and stream events with a value of “1” if the stream is protected (PRTMP enabled)

The f4f packager has also been updated to support the generation of manifest lines with different license server URLS without doing the packaging multiple times. This is helpful when the workflows consists of different Test Servers and Production Servers.

The details of the Bugs fixed in this release are available in the Release Notes

On Premise users can download the update from AMS Updates Page . Amazon Web Services users can subscribe to the new AMIS here.  The details of Amazon AMI IDs can be accessed in the AMS Documentation.

If you face any issues, feel free to report to us on AMS Forums. 

Note: Please note that the PHDS, PHLS and PRTMP functionalities will require the new certificates to continue working after the expiry of your current certificates. Only the certificates need to be refreshed and a complete version upgrade is not required to have PHDS, PHLS and PRTMP functionalities working.

These certificates are also updated in any new downloads you do from Adobe Media Server Product page. The new certificates are valid from 5th April 2013 to 6th April 2015.


Team AMS