Secure Embedding/Monetizing your 360 content 9 months ago

SeekBeak now allows you to specify a list of allowed referrers for Groups, this new area is located under the Security tab when editing a Group.

This means that any content in that Group will only be accessible while embedded inside a defined URL, or when accessed from a link on a defined web page, and is not publicly available.

Anyone trying to access that content without going through one of those methods will either get a “404 – Not Found” error, or be redirected to a web page you specify, like a landing page, payment page, or any other URL.

This is helpful for content which should only be viewable from inside a corporate CMS (Content Management System), behind a paywall, inside a schools LMS (Learning Management System), on your Art Gallery or Museum home page, or anything else you can think of.

Custom Embed Popup Sizes

Yes, we heard your calls. Your client needs their embedded client content to appear bigger on their giant client screens! Well, now you can size the Embed Hotspot Popup, (say that 5 times fast), however you like.

You now have the ability to override the default maximum width/height setting, and set the maximum size to whatever you like. You can specify pixel values, a percentage of viewport size, or a combination of both.

 

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Allowed Referrers Group Update

There’s been some privacy changes recently with some of the larger web browsers which has affected the “Allowed Referrers” AKA “Monetization” AKA “Sellin’ My Content” area of your Groups. Due to that, we can no longer block access at a page level anymore, just a domain level.

Previously, if someone tried to view your SeekBeak content embedded in “https://mydomain.com/paid.html”, SeekBeak would receive that full URL from the browser, verify that was a URL you’d allowed, and allow or deny access to your content. Now, browsers will only send “https://mydomain.com” to protect user privacy, so SB is not able to get the exact page where the user is coming from!

Because of this change, and because everyone would like to make some extra cash during the pandemic, we’ve enabled access to this feature for more plans. Check the Allowed Domains in the feature grid on the website for details on Domain Referrer limits.

Now, to create paywalled / securely embedded content with SeekBeak, you simply whitelist the domain where approved clicks/embeds will be coming from, and everyone else will get blocked or redirected to a URL of your choosing… even if people copy and paste the public link or embed code!

This is great for paid/paywall content, content only meant to be shown on certain websites, sensitive internal content where a password just won’t cut it, or anything else where you need to lock content down.

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