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README.md

Cloudfront-Private

Streaming all media private contents from amazon cloudfront

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'cloudfront-private'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install cloudfront-private

Getting started

Generate initializer cloudfront-private

 $ rails generate cloudfront:install

this should generated a file called cloudfront-private.rb in config/initializers

checkout this file to add amazon cloudfront credentials

    Cloudfront::Private.configure do |config|
        config.key_pair_id = 'your-key-pair-id'
        config.pem_file = 'your-private.pem'
    end

Edit above file with your amazon cloudfront private key pair id and pem file name

The private pem file should placed in 'certs' directory under Rails root

Access private content in your view

    <% filename = "folder-name/filename.mp4 %> 
    <% file = Cloudfront::Private.get_url(request,filename) %>
    <div id='media_player'></div>

Here, folder-name is hierarchy in your amazon bucket

Write javascript file to stream your private in jwplayer with jquery

    function private_streaming(){
        var flashvars = {
        file: media,
        provider:'rtmp',
        streamer: 'rtmp://xxxxx.cloudfront.net/cfx/st'    
      };
      var params = {
        allowfullscreen: 'false', 
        allowscriptaccess:'always'
      };
      var attributes ={
        id: 'jwplayer',
        name: 'jwplayer'
      }
      swfobject.embedSWF('/jwplayer/player.swf','media_player','300','24','9.0.115','false', 
        flashvars, params, attributes);     
    }

    $(document).ready(private_streaming);

Udate 'xxxxx.cloudfront.net' with your cloudfront distribution url

Restart your server to get update cloudfront configuration

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request
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