Authorization tokens are a great way to protect your videos from being removed without proper authorization, however they can be used for much more than that!

They allow you to fine tune your application so that videos could be created specifically when you want them and edited and removed in the same manner. For example, if you want to create videos on one page and allow removal of the same within the same session or within some timeframe, authorization tokens are there to help without much development around the same from your side.

As such they are basically a mechanism built to prevent unauthorized access to any action related to your videos.

We will show you how to work with the same and what is the meaning of each so that you can make the decision about the route that is the best for you.

There are 2 ways to create authorization tokens:

  1. Through the dashboard
  2. Through the Server Side SDK

Regardless where you decide to create them, they have the same structure

The arguments that you would use are as follows:

  1. expiration_date
  2. usage_expiration_time
  3. session_limit
  4. grants
  5. volatile
  6. token
  7. nonce
  8. hidden

To see more about each, you should check out the Authorization token arguments page which goes into detail on them and their own arguments.