Control Panel — API Documentation

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This API returns information about where live viewers are watching from. Viewer counts are broken down by server location, vhost, and applications being accessed. A list of ScaleEngine Application name(s) and stream names or VOD paths must be specified. The live data is available for 14 days.

Example Code (PHP)

    $request = array(
        'command' => 'viewer.livedetailed',
        'api_key' => 'APX4GKLM0RKQLSP2FBO1ROPKSSW47DZE',
        'timestamp' => time(),
        'cdn' => 158,
        'app' => 'demo-origin',
        'url' => 'sestore3/username/path/filename.mp4'
        //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
  • [string] - The ScaleEngine Application Name
  • [int] - The unique id of the ScaleEngine Application
  • [array] - Array of one or more ScaleEngine Application names or ids
  • [string] - The stream name or path of the VOD video. VOD examples look like like: sestore3/username/path/filename.mp4
  • [string] - The stream name or VOD path separated by a pipe, optionally with wildcards. This allows for things like multi-bitrate streams or files.
    Example: mystream_* will match mystream_720p and mystream_360p.
  • [array] - Array of stream names, VOD paths, or wildcard strings.

Example Result (JSON)

    "message": "Found Viewer Data",
    "status": "success",
    "data": [{
        "2014-09-21 11:41:00",
    "handle_time":"0.3795 seconds"

Result Fields

message [string] - Debugging message
status [string] - "success" or "failure"
data [array] - Array of viewer records
[string] - date and time when viewer log was updated
[string] - ScaleEngine server name
[string] - Vhost name
[string] - The ScaleEngine Application name
[int] - Number of viewers
handle_time [float] - The amount of time spent processing your request