Access Control

This article provides a conceptual overview of Kaltura’s Access Control. For more information see Managing Access Control Profiles.


Kaltura supports several publication restrictions allowing limited access to content when business requirements dictate it. These restrictions can be placed on the entry level but can also be streamlined to be set automatically or on demand, on a group of items based on a set of criteria, during upload via a bulk upload CSV file, or during an update transaction using Kaltura’s APIs. See Kaltura API documentation.

An Access Control Profile defines authorized and restricted domains where your content can or cannot be displayed, countries from which it can or cannot be viewed, white and black lists of IP addresses and authorized and unauthorized domains in which your media can be embedded. Use the Access Control tab to view existing profiles and create new ones.

Controlled access provides authentication and authorization capabilities. Developer authentication is done using a combination of the Partner ID and one of two “secrets”, each providing a different set of authorization capabilities. In return, a Kaltura Session token (“KS”) is generated, through which API calls can be made.

You can segregate your content based on your various user groups and audiences. You can create content channels to be accessed only by certain users and allow other content items to be available to all.  Access profiles also allow you to manage groups and users on your own identity.

To view Access Control settings

  • Select the Settings icon and then select the Access Control tab.
    The Access Control Profiles window is displayed. A default access control profile that permits access to all is configured automatically.


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