Creating a policy using the Java API

To create a policy by using the Java API, perform the following steps:

  1. Set up your development environment and include all of the JAR files mentioned in Setting up the development environment within your project.

  2. Create a com.adobe.flashaccess.sdk.policy.Policy object and specify its properties, such as the rights, license caching duration, and policy end date.

      // Create a new Policy object.
      // False indicates the policy does not use license chaining.
      Policy policy = new Policy(false);
      // Specify that the policy requires authentication to obtain a license.
       (new LicenseServerInfo(AuthenticationType.UsernamePassword));
      // A policy must have at least one Right, typically the play right
      PlayRight play = new PlayRight();
      // Users may only view content for 24 hours.
      play.setPlaybackWindow(24L * 60 * 60);
      // Add the play right to the policy.
      List<Right> rightsList = new ArrayList<Right>();
      // Licenses may be stored on the client for 7 days after downloading
      policy.setLicenseCachingDuration(7L * 24 * 60 * 60);
      try {
       // Content will expire December 31, 2010
       SimpleDateFormat dateFormat = new SimpleDateFormat("yyyy-MM-dd");
      } catch (ParseException e) {
       // Invalid date specified in dateFormat.parse()
  3. Serialize the Policy object and store it in a file or database.

      // Serialize the policy
      byte[] policyBytes = policy.getBytes();
      System.out.println("Created policy with ID: " + policy.getId());
      // Write the policy to a file.
      // Alternatively, the policy may be stored in a database.
      FileOutputStream out = new FileOutputStream("demopolicy.pol");

For the full source of this sample code, see com.adobe.flashaccess.samples.policy.CreatePolicy in the Reference Implementation Command Line Tools “ samples” directory.

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