Configuring encrypted streaming for H.264 video - Security Center 5.7 GA

Security Center Video Unit Configuration Guide 5.7 GA

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Security Center 5.7 GA
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2017-10-20
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For added security, end-to-end encrypted streaming is supported for H.264 video on Axis cameras. This means that video is encrypted by the camera and then decrypted on the client machine when viewing the video. You must be using the correct firmware, and your camera must be configured to use HTTPS.

What you should know

Security Center supports the following end-to-end secure connection types:
  • RTSPS Over HTTPS/SRTP (using the most recent Axis firmware that supports SRTP).
  • RTSPS over TCP/SRTP (using the most recent Axis firmware that supports SRTP).
  • RTSPS Multicast/SRTP (using the most recent Axis firmware that supports SRTP).
  • RTSPS Unicast/SRTP (using the most recent Axis firmware that supports SRTP).
IMPORTANT:
  • The most recent Axis firmware that supports SRTP is currently a beta firmware, please speak to your Axis representative for more details.
  • RTSP over HTTPS/RTP is also supported (using older Axis firmware that does not support RTSP over SRTP). However, this connection type does not provide end-to-end encryption, and is not available when using the latest beta firmware that supports SRTP.

Procedure

  1. For end-to-end encryption connection types (RTSPS), do the following:
    1. Make sure you have the most recent beta Axis firmware installed.
    2. Configure the camera to use the RSTPS protocol. For more information, please refer to your Axis documentation.
    3. Add the camera to Security Center.
    4. Turn on Encryption for the camera. You can do this in the advanced settings of the Recording tab of the camera, or in the advanced settings of theCamera default settings tab of the Archiver that is managing the camera. For more details about enabling encryption, see the Security Center Administrator Guide.
  2. If you are using an RTSP over HTTPS/RTP connection, do the following:
    1. Make sure the camera is not using the latest beta Axis firmware that supports SRTP.
    2. From the Video task in Config Tool, select the Archiver that is managing the camera.
    3. Click the Extensions tab, and then click the Axis extension.
    4. Make sure the Use RTSP over HTTPS when available setting is turned ON.
    5. (Optional) If your camera is using a default logon, the Use HTTPS setting should be set to ON under Default logon.
    6. On the Video tab of the camera under Network settings, make sure that the Connection type for the stream that is being used is set to RTSP stream over HTTP.
    Tip: To view the status of the encrypted stream, open the Video task and double-click the appropriate camera. The Encrypted field lists the status of the encrypted stream. Click Show diagnostic information to see the connection type being used.