Control Panel — API Documentation



Update the settings for a stream. Only the settings provided in the call will be updated.

Example Code (PHP)

    $request = array(
        'command' => 'sevu.updatestream',
        'api_key' => 'APX4GKLM0RKQLSP2FBO1ROPKSSW47DZE',
        'timestamp' => time(),
        'cdn' => 158,
        'stream_id' => '1',
        'record' => true, //optional
        'record_type' => 'stream', //optional
        'segment_type' => 'size', //optional
        'segment_value' =>  15, //optional
        'save_folder' => 'stream_folder', //optional

        'ga_key' => '' //optional
        //Create request signature
    $json_request = json_encode($request);
    $sig = base64_encode(hash_hmac('sha256', $json_request,
        '8fc8c48da81e6a2a06a9556379bf798af508dc0792497c678b4c3532ba8b637f', true));
    $request['signature'] = $sig;
    $json_request = json_encode($request);
    $ch = curl_init();
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, ''); // Set the URL
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POST, true); // Perform a POST
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); // If not set, curl prints output to the browser
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, false); // If set, curl returns headers as part of the data stream
    curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, array('json' => $json_request)); //'Json' string or 'PHP' serialized return
    //If your PHP host does not have a proper SSL certificate bundle, you will need to turn off SSL Certificate Verification
    //This is dangerous, and should only be done temporarily until a proper certificate bundle can be installed
    //curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYHOST, false); // Turns off verification of the SSL certificate.
    //curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false); // Turns off verification of the SSL certificate.
    $response = curl_exec($ch); //Execute the API Call
    if (!$response) {
        die('Failed to connect to ScaleEngine API');
    //Decode the response as an associative array 
    $arrResponse = json_decode($response, true); 
    if ($arrResponse) {
        //Operation completed successfully
        //TODO Add work here
    } else {
        //Operation failed
        echo 'An error occured processing your request:';

Request Fields

command [REQUIRED] [string] - API command to execute
cdn [REQUIRED] [int] - The ScaleEngine CDN ID of your account
api_key [REQUIRED] [string] - The API key provided as part of your account
timestamp [REQUIRED] [int] - The unix timestamp of your request, used to prevent authenticated API requests from being replayed
app [REQUIRED] [string] - The ScaleEngine Application name
stream_id [REQUIRED] [int] - Unique ID of the stream. This can be found by calling sevu.liststreamusers
Record Settings
record [OPTIONAL] [boolean] - Auto Record when a stream is published. When disabled, recording can be started by calling recording.start
record_type [OPTIONAL] [string]
  • "stream" - recordings will append the date the recording finished onto the recorded file name.
  • "event" recordings will append the date the recording start to the recorded file name, and a "pt#" if necessary
segment_type [OPTIONAL] [string] Segmented recording will automatically split files based on the type selected.
  • "duration" - split recordings based the a number of minutes provided.
  • "size" - split recordings based the a number in MBs provided.
  • "schedule" - split recordings based the a crontab expression.
  • "disabled" - recordings will run until the stream is unpublished
segment_value [OPTIONAL] the segment_value data type is determined by which segment_type you choose.
  • Duration [int] - # of minutes
  • Size [int] - # of MBs
  • Schedule [string] - valid crontab expression (ex. '*/15 * * * *' every 15 minutes)
save_folder [OPTIONAL] [String] - Defines the destination folder used when the recording is saved. Folders limited to letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores. Providing a save_folder will disable the filepath parameter used in the recording API.
ga_key [OPTIONAL] [String] - The Google analytics (GA) key to be used when a stream or channel is viewed. This key is used to capture viewer data and send it to the associated GA account. GA Keys saved to a channel will be applied to all playlists on that channel, and if no key is provided the default GA key for the your ScaleEngine account will be used. (default "")

Example Result (JSON)

    "code": 2111,
    "message": "Stream updated",
    "status": "success",
    "handle_time":"0.3795 seconds"

Result Fields

code [int] - API Response Code
  • 0009 - Segment Type may only be schedule, size, or duration.
  • 0010 - Segments of Duration and Size require a value greater than 0.
  • 0011 - Invalid CRONTAB expression given.
  • 2110 - Stream User could not be updated
  • 2111 - Stream User updated
message [string] - Debugging message
status [string] - "success" or "failure"
handle_time [float] - The amount of time spent processing your request