Set up content protection rules
- Published: Wednesday, 18 July 2012 22:00
This feature is only available in Pro edition.
This feature gives you the ability to tune access to your shared content. It might be useful when you need to enable only certain shared folders or online resources to be available on certain devices (e.g. only share cartoon videos to the XBox in kids' room). To accomplish this, Serviio has a concept of Access Groups.
Currently there are two built-in Access Groups in Serviio:
- No Restriction
- Limited Access
You can assign one Access Group to each device, by editing the device in the Console and selecting the appropriate group.
You can assign shared folders and online resources to one or more Access Groups, by editing the folder/online resource in the Console and selecting the appropriate group(s). The No Restriction group will always be selected.
When browsing for content, Serviio checks the Access Group of the renderer and only serves content that is assigned to the same Access Group.
In the case of restricting XBox in the kids' room to only serve content from c:/My Videos/Cartoons folder you have to:
- Assign the XBox to Limited Access group (at this point the device doesn't have access to any content you share)
- Place c:/My Videos/Cartoons shared folder to Limited Access group (at this point the XBox as well as all other No Restriction devices have access to this folder)