Using the DRMErrorEvent class

Primetime dispatches a DRMErrorEvent object when a Primetime object, trying to play protected content, encounters a DRM-related error. If user credentials are invalid, the DRMAuthenticateEvent object repeatedly dispatches until the user enters valid credentials or the application denies further attempts. The application is responsible for listening to any other DRM error events to detect, identify, and handle the DRM-related errors.

Even with valid user credentials, the terms of the content’s license can still prevent a user from viewing the encrypted content. For example, a user can be denied access for attempting to view content in an unauthorized application (e.g., Application Allow listing). An unauthorized application is one that has not been signed with a allow listed Application Signing Certificate. In this case, a DRMErrorEvent object is dispatched.

Error events can also be fired if the content is corrupted or if the application’s version does not match what the license specifies. The application must provide an appropriate mechanism for handling errors.

Create a DRMErrorEvent handler

Create an event handler to process error events dispatched from Primetime when it encounters an error while trying to play protected content.

Normally, when an application encounters an error, it performs any number of clean-up tasks. It then informs the user of the error and provides options for solving the problem.

private function drmErrorEventHandler(event:DRMErrorEvent):void {

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