Secure Access to Your Webcast with Easy-to-Use Features
If you’re using DIY webcasting software, the easiest and best way to secure your webcast is to prevent unauthorized users from accessing it. For example, here are the most common ways you can control access to your event if you’re using the Convey self-service webcast platform.
Enable Referral Checking
The “Referral Checking” feature prevents the event URL from being accessed directly. Viewers can access the webcast only if they enter from one of the URLs on a referral list. Commonly used for internal-only company meetings, this feature will require viewers to log in to the company portal to access the webcast.
Enable Password Protection
There are a few password protection features you can select. Depending on the options you select during the event setup, you can require a password for the registration page, log-in form, or both. The “Password” feature allows viewers to access your event’s landing page but prevents them from entering the presentation if they don’t have the password.
The “Password Protect Login” feature allows you to set a password that registrants must use to enter your event. The password is distributed in the registration confirmation and event reminder emails by default. For an additional layer of security, you can also require viewers to use this same password to complete the registration form.
The “Site Lockout” feature requires viewers to enter a site key and passcode to join your event. Viewers are prompted to enter the site key and passcode before they reach the event landing page where they register or log in. This feature is typically used for highly sensitive or confidential events, as it prevents unauthorized viewers from seeing your event’s branding, title, description, and other information.
Limit Simultaneous Logins
The “Limit Simultaneous Logins” option prevents a login from being shared by multiple viewers. You can choose the number of active viewing sessions allowed for each email address.
Limit Access to Your Presentation
You can place additional controls on access to your presentation by enabling the “Viewer IP,” “Viewer Email Address,” or “Viewer Domain” options. You can also add a list of only those viewers authorized to access the presentation. Conversely, you can add a list of viewers who are blocked from accessing the presentation.
Lastly, you also want to ensure that your entire webcast system runs over Secure Sockets Layer technology, or SSL (indicated by a URL that begins with “https:”). SSL establishes an encrypted link between a web server and a web browser.