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Adobe Media Server on Amazon Web Services Marketplace

We are glad to announce the availability of Adobe Media Server on Amazon Web Services Marketplace. This launch enables our customers to use marketplace features like

With Reserve instances you  can save up to 65% of your EC2 usage cost.  The availability of EBS volumes for booting would provide additional agility to applications to store their data and configurations. It also provides low latency and scalable storage required for video streaming applications. You can also add additional layers of security by hosting your applications in an Amazon VPC.

The AMS 5.0.3 AMI available on CentOS 6.3 can be searched on the Amazon marketplace or launched directly from here . The underlying software remains the same allowing you to do HTTP Streaming for your Live and Video On Demand events. You can also use the server for P2P communication using the RTMFP protocol.  Different Amazon EC2 instances come with pre-configured RTMFP connections as detailed here.

Adobe Media Server on Amazon Web Services Marketplace


Older Versions

The AMIs for older version like FMS 4.0 will not be available as these versions have reached the End of their official support timeline.

AMS 5 offers features like Protected Streaming, Closed Captioning and Support for Multiple Language Streams besides several enhancements in HTTP Streaming and P2P communication workflows.

All new AMIs for Adobe Media Server will be made available only on the Amazon Marketplace platform.

The Devpay AMIs are also available currently and we invite our Amazon Devpay customers to take the benefits of Amazon Marketplace.


Adobe Media Server on AWS Marketplace Subscription

Getting Started Guide for Amazon Marketplace

Old Devpay Subscription Link

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.


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