Privacy and security

You may mark videos as either "private" or "public." You may change your videos' privacy settings on both a global and individual video basis.

Marking a video as "private" means only you will be able to view it from your vzaar account while logged in. In order for viewers to see the video, you would have to embed it on your own website.
By marking a video as public, anybody who has the URL for the public viewing page can view your video. While it's unlikely that a random stranger surfing the web would find your video, the video is public which means anybody can potentially see the video.
By default, every video you upload to your vzaar account is private.
If you'd like to change the default to public, you can edit your security preferences under the Settings Page tab:

Although you've set a global default, you can still change the security settings of individual videos on a one by one basis. If you're happy keeping the majority of your videos private, for example, but want to make one video public, you can do so by clicking the Manage button next to that video, then clicking on the Settings link above the top right corner of the video player. Under the "Security" tab, you can set the video to public, thus overriding your global security settings.


Setting a video to private means there will be no public viewing page for the video on but the underlying links to the video, player, etc. also need to be secured.

vzaar offers three levels of security for your underlying links. These can be found in your global settings. You can leave them unsecured, which will allow people to embed them anywhere. The second option is Domain Control - this will block the video from playing on other sites and in doing so protect your content.

Domain Control allows you to explicitly specify the domains on which your embedded videos will play:

If somebody inspects the source of your pages and tries to view or share the video link, we'll show a DCP error rather than show your video.

You can also fine-tune the setting by enabling or disabling sub-domains:

The third (and most secure) option is Signed Keys. This involves some setup on your own site and you must have access to a server-side language with your hosting. You can find out more about that and view code samples on this page.

Should you require more domain control URLs, but do not wish to upgrade your subscription, you can purchase additional slots by heading to your add-ons page.

If you need multiple domain control URLs, please contact us to discuss the options available to you as you may save money by upgrading your subscription.