Super-scalable session management

Streaming video and content for large populations require a different type of session management.

In these cases, you want to avoid that millions of sessions need to be maintained on your content server or that millions of user profiles need to be kept on your web server. Yet, you want to verify the viewer’s rights to view your streaming video before every video block streamed to the user’s device.

miaa PolicyGate issues bearer access-tokens that enable stateless sessions whereby the access-token contains sufficient information to decide whether to stream another block or not. There is no need for caching user profiles and user sessions and no need to verify against an external system on a continuous basis.

Using the bearer access-tokens of miaa PolicyGate, access by tens of millions of viewers can be verified without the need for server-side storage of sessions.