Control Panel — API Documentation



Updates the details of a stored PushPublish service. Depending on the type of some settings may or may not be required. All services require atleast a destination stream, service name, and push service id. For Akamai destinations the Akamai Host and Stream IDs are required. For RTMP the settings are based on what the service designates as necessary, but can include host address, port, application and instance. Transcoded streams should be group together with the adaptive_group setting designating them with the same group name. Autopush will allow stream to auto connect to the destination when it is published. Lastly, push_source will enable/disable pushing of the source stream for instances where overlays are being added to the transcoded streams.

Akamai HLS

Akamai HLS pushes require an Akamai Host and Stream ID.
To push a single stream into both Akamai's primary and backup streams, enable lock_servers and set the primary_server and backup_server properties to match.


Facebook pushes requires a destination host url and stream.


Requires destination host address and stream


Requires no additional fields. Default host url:, use dst_host to change if different.


RTMP Services will require a host address, and may also require a destination app, instance, port, username and password to connect.


Icecast pushes require a host address, port, username, and password


Requires no additional fields. Default host url:, use dst_host to change if different.

Example Code (PHP)

	$request = array(
		'command' => 'pushpublish.update',
		'timestamp' => time(),
		'cdn' => 158,
		'push_service_id' => 100,
		'service_name' => 'akamai',
		'dst_stream' => 'destination_stream_name',
		'adaptive_group' => 'group1', //optional
		/* Default Source Params */
		'app' => 'demo-origin',	//optional
		'stream' => 'livestream',	//optional
		'autopush' => true,		//optional
		/* Akamai Params */
		'host_id' => 'akamai_host_id', 
		'stream_id' => 'akamai_stream_id', 
		'event_name' => 'my_event', 	//optional
		'push_source' => true,		//optional
		'redundant_playlist' => 1,	//optional
		'playback_ssl' => 0,		//optional
		'addEndListOnDisconnect => false, //optional
		/* Advanced Settings */
		'playlist_count' => 0,		//optional
		'playlist_timeout => 120000, //optional
		'playlist_across_sessions' => 0, //optional
		'relative_playlist' => 0, 	//optional
		'bitrate_order' => 'high2low', //optional
		'send_ssl' => 1, //optional
		'primary_server' => 'PRI1', //optional
		'backup_server' => 'BAK1', //optional
		'lock_servers' => 1,
		/* RTMP Params */
		'dst_host' => '', //do not include rtmp://
		'dst_port' => 1935,
		'dst_app' => 'destination_app',
		'dst_appinst' => 'destination_instance',
		'username' => 'rtmp_user',
		'password' => 'rtmp_pass',
	    //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
push_service_id [REQUIRED] [int] - ID of the stored PushPublish Service
service_name [REQUIRED] [string] - service type.
Available services:
  • akamai
  • rtmp
  • facebook
  • periscope
  • youtube
  • icecast
dst_stream [REQUIRED] [string] - PushPublish Destination Stream Name
adaptive_group [OPTIONAL] [string] - Name for a group of transcoded streams
app [OPTIONAL] [string] - The ScaleEngine Application name
stream [OPTIONAL] [string] - Stream name
autopush [OPTIONAL] [boolean] - Push stream to destination when it is published.
host_id [OPTIONAL] [string] - Service Host ID
stream_id [OPTIONAL] [int] - Service Stream ID
event_name [OPTIONAL] [String] - Akamai stream event name.
push_source [OPTIONAL] [boolean] - Push source stream to destination. Default true
dst_host [OPTIONAL] [string] - Destination Host Address. Do not inlcude protocol or port in the address.
dst_port [OPTIONAL] [int] - Destination Port Number.
dst_app [OPTIONAL] [string] - Destination Application Name
dst_appinst [OPTIONAL] [string] - Destination Application Instance Name
playlist_count [OPTIONAL] [int] - How many chunks to have on the manifest for each rendition. [Default: 0]
playlist_timeout [OPTIONAL] [int] - How many milliseconds to keep the playlist after the encoder disconnects. [Default: 120,000]
playlist_across_sessions [OPTIONAL] [int] - Set to 1, keep the playlist when the encoder disconnects, instead of starting over. [Default: 0]
relative_playlist [OPTIONAL] [int] - [Default: false]
bitrate_order [OPTIONAL] [string] - "high2low" shows the top bitrate first in the rendition list, or "low2high" shows the lowest bitrate first. [Default: high2low].
primary_server [OPTIONAL] [string] - Locks the Primary PushPublish destination to the specific Server Tag. If the primary_server matches the backup_server, pushes to akamai will push redundantly to both primary and backup destinations.
backup_server [OPTIONAL] [string] - Locks the Backup PushPublish destination to a specific Server Tag.
lock_servers [OPTIONAL] [int] - Set to 1 to lock the Primary and Backup Servers, preventing all other sources from pushing streams to this server. [Default: 0]
redundant_playlist [OPTIONAL] [int] - Creates the playlist.m3u8 file with both akamai primary and backup (-b) urls; Set to 1 to enable [Default: 0]
send_ssl [OPTIONAL] [boolean] - Push to RTMP Sources using SSL. default: false
playback_ssl [OPTIONAL] [boolean] - Enables Akamai Manifests to use HTTPS urls. default: false
addEndListOnDisconnect [OPTIONAL] [boolean] - Add End List tag to chunklist when Stream Disconnects. (default false)
username [OPTIONAL] [String] - RTMP Username
password [OPTIONAL] [String] - RTMP Password

Example Result (JSON)

	"message": "PushPublish services stored",
	"status": "success",
	"handle_time":"0.3795 seconds",
	"push_service_id" : 1

Result Fields

message [string] - Debugging message
status [string] - "success" or "failure"
handle_time [float] - The amount of time spent processing your request
push_service_id [int] - ID of the stored PushPublish Service details