Under federation, a LifeSize UVC Video Center (node 1) subscribes to another LifeSize UVC Video Center (node 2). Node 1 viewers can access live streams originating on node 2 from their node 1 LifeSize UVC Video Center. Because viewers on node 1 access only one live stream from node 2, bandwidth use on node 2 is limited.

Federation also allows viewers on the subscriber node to access recorded (on demand) videos available from the publisher. The video  on the subscriber node is a copy. Therefore, editing the video on one node does not modify the video on the other node.

The viewing permission of the user on the subscriber determines which live streams and on demand videos are accessible from the publisher. The video’s viewing permission on the publisher transfer to the subscriber. If Share with all is not set, LifeSize UVC Video Center grants viewing permissions to users and groups with matching names on the subscriber.

To configure federation, administrators must set properties on both the subscriber and publisher nodes.

Configure the Publisher Node

  1. Configure LifeSize UVC Video Center to allow subscriptions: Select Video Center > Administer > Content Management > Global authorization properties – Edit and select Allow subscriptions from federated nodes.
  2. Configure an authorized user on the publisher: Select Platform Administration > User Management > Users - Add (or Edit) and grant the user Content subscription permission.

Configure the Subscriber Node

  1. Configure federation on the subscriber LifeSize UVC Video Center: Select Administer > Content Management > Federation configuration – Add.
  2. Enter the IP address or domain name of the remote LifeSize UVC Video Center.
  3. Optionally, select Use HTTP proxy. Use this option if the subscriber is in a LAN with restricted Internet access. The proxy must be configured on the UVC Platform in System Settings > Network Settings > Proxy Settings. Only on demand videos are available through a HTTP proxy. Live streams cannot be viewed through a proxy.
  4. Enter the credentials for the remote user with Content subscription permission.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Configure the subscription: Select the content to which you want to subscribe (Live Only, On Demand Only, or Both), whether the user should be able to download existing videos, and the channels on the remote system to which the user should have access.
  7. Click Save.

NOTE: The recording log for a video uploaded from a federated node does not include recording data. To view the recording data for a video, access the recording log from the system that publishes the video.