Editing Publishing Rules

You can edit a publishing rule at any time. Any videos, channels, or channel sets that use the publishing rule are automatically updated.

To edit a publishing rule:

  1. Log in to the Backlot UI. The Backlot UI opens.
  2. Open the PUBLISH page.
  3. Click the Syndication Controls tab.
  4. Select a publishing rule in the left pane.
  5. To enable or disable country geographic restrictions, select or deselect the Geographic Controls check box.
    1. Specify whether viewers can (allow) or cannot (prevent) access the content from the specified countries.
    2. Select Country.
    3. For each country to add, enter the country name and click Add Location.
      Note: Avoid using Europe, Asia/Pacific, or other high-level "continent" geographic areas. It is best to specify countries, instead, because there is no precise definition of which countries constitute which continents. For instance, although the United Kingdom (UK) is part of the economic European Union, it is not considered part of the geographic content "Europe". A video protected by a publishing rule that allows access in Europe cannot be seen in the UK.
    4. To delete a country, click the X on its name.
  6. To enable or disable DMA region geographic restrictions, select the Geographic Controls check box.
    1. Specify whether viewers can (allow) or cannot (prevent) access the content from the DMA regions.
    2. Select DMA Region.
    3. For each DMA region to add, enter the DMA region name and click Add DMA. Invalid entries are highlighted in red.
    4. To delete a DMA Region, click the X on its name.
  7. To enable or disable IP address geographic restrictions, select the Geographic Controls check box.
    1. Specify whether viewers can (allow) or cannot (prevent) access the content from the specified IP addresses.
    2. Select IP Address.
    3. For each IP address or range to add, enter the IP address(es) and click Add IP Address/Range. Invalid entries are highlighted in red.
    4. To delete an IP address, click the X on its name.
  8. To enable or disable US ZIP Code restrictions, select or deselect the Geographic Controls check box. Note: To use this feature, the Ooyala Player Token (OPT) must be enabled for your account, you must select the Require Ooyala Player Token check box on this tab), and the zip code must be sent using the postal_code parameter inside the OPT. See Ooyala Player Token for Player V4 for details.
    1. Specify whether viewers can (allow) or cannot (prevent) access the content from the specified US ZIP code(s). You can either allow or prevent access - you cannot configure a publishing rule that does both.
    2. Select US ZIP Code.
    3. For each US ZIP code to add, enter the five-digit number and click Add ZIP Code.
      Note: Enter valid, five-digit US ZIP codes only.
    4. To delete a ZIP Code, click the X on its number.
  9. To enable or disable anonymous proxy controls, which detect and restrict the specified anonymous proxies, select or deselect the Anonymous Proxy Controls check box then select or deselect the check box for each IP anonymizing status you want to block. The IP anonymizing statuses include:
    • Private: IP addresses with this designation allegedly contain anonymous proxies that are not publicly accessible. As such, they cannot be routinely tested with automated tools. These addresses usually belong to commercial ventures that sell anonymity services to the public (Hotspot Shield, CyberGhost, and others). Addresses with this designation are derived from ownership information or obtained from trusted, high-confidence sources.
    • Active: The anonymizer tested positive within the last six months.
    • Suspect: The anonymizer tested positive within the last two years, but not the last six months.
    • Inactive: The anonymizer gave no positive test results within the last two years.
  10. To enable or disable Internet domain restrictions, select or deselect the Domain Controls check box.
    1. Specify whether the content can or cannot be embedded on the specified websites.
    2. For each Internet domain to restrict, enter the domain and click Add Domain. The start of any domain is matched.
      Note: Only Internet domains (the so-called "hostname" portion of a URL) are matched, not full URLs. For example, the domain of the URL http://www.mysite.com/landing_page/campaign2 is http://www.mysite.com. You can enter the full URL, but any portion after the domain name proper is ignored in matching.
    3. To delete a domain, click its delete icon.
  11. To enable or disable time restrictions, select or deselect the Time Controls check box.
    1. Specify whether the content will or will not be allowed during the specified range or recurring interval.
    2. Specify the range or interval.
  12. To enable or disable device restrictions, select or deselect the Device Controls check box. Then, select the check box of each allowed device.
  13. To require the Ooyala Player Token (OPT) to access this asset, select the Require Ooyala Player Token check box. See Ooyala Player Token for Player V4 for details. Note: To use this feature, the Ooyala Player Token (OPT) must be enabled for your account.
  14. Add the publishing rule to one or more videos, channels, or channel sets.

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