Withdrawal of support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1

IBM Video Streaming will withdraw support for TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 across many IBM products and services on March 15, 2018. TLS 1.2 will continue to be supported for any IBM Video Streaming product or service that is withdrawing support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1.

Why are we making this change?

This is part of IBM's commitment to offering a cloud that is secure to the core and in alignment with industry best practices for security and data privacy.

What is TLS?

The TLS Protocol is used to encrypt communications across a network to ensure that transmitted data remains private. There are three released versions of TLS: 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2. All HTTPS connections use TLS. HTTPS is the predominant method of ensuring that your connections to IBM products and services are trusted and secure. Some IBM products and services allow secure connections using the WebSocket Secure (WSS) protocol which also uses TLS. Withdrawal of support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 covers both HTTPS and WSS connections.


What products are affected by TLS 1.0 and 1.1?

These encoders will be affected:

Ustream Producer 7.0 and older (PC)
Producer 7.0.1 and older (Mac)
Wirecast 7.0.1


If you are using one of these encoders, we recommend you upgrade to Wirecast 8.3 or OBS as these are unaffected.

You can also use the RTMP URL and streamkey found inside your dashboard to connect as RTMP type of connections are unaffected by this update.


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