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Password Protected Link (Secure External Sharing)
There is a need to share a video, but also have it require a password for viewership. There are a few potential ways of doing this, but none that are great, and today they all leave the underlying video open when Panopto is used to host the video.
As Panopto increases saturation into other areas (beyond our core Lecture Capture needs), having this sort of flexibility is going to be important.
If there was a solid integration with SharePoint, that may meet our needs in this case, but there are situations where that wouldn't be enough.
Also, more detail from Elba:
Not being able to share "securely" puts a damper on collaborations with external partners.
I don't know how secured sharing can be achieved. Adding features like "guest password" or "expiration" date for viewing don't address security either.
Currently when one shares a session with someone outside the institution, using their email, the shared session becomes "public".
- The invitee can share link with others.
- Others can play the video without signing in, and they can share video as well.
See issue replicated below.
NOTIFY PEOPLE, SEND & SAVE CHANGES
WHO HAS ACCESS
EMAIL RECEIVED ON MOBILE DEVICE. THE "COPY LINK" OPTION IS AVAILABLE AND IS SHARED WITH A SECOND PERSON.
VIDEO LINK IS RECEIVED AND PLAYED BY SECOND PERSON.
The video session in the Panopto folder for a course becomes public, and students can share the URL. In the case below, a student in the class shared the video URL with external user (the third person to receive the link). The student sharing was "not" the invited by the creator.