Quick Start

The process outlined below, will help you walk through the steps of deploying a fully working version of ORFAST Media Manager in Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform.

1. Signup for Azure
To begin setting up and configuring ORFAST Media Manager to run on the Azure cloud platform is to get registered for a new Azure account, if you don’t already have one. Go to — http://portal.azure.com or signup for the free trial here http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial/

2. Find ORFAST Media Manager in the Azure Marketplace
Once you are logged into Azure, look for us as a Virtual Machine in the Azure Marketplace (click green plus ‘+’).


Search for ‘ORFAST Media Manager’, and once you find it, click on Microsoft Market item to begin the process of setting up your Virtual Machine.


1. Follow up next steps to configure your own VM:
Click “Create”


Fill required filelds and click ‘OK’


Select your pricing tier

  • 1 – 5 users = A2 Standard
  • 5– 15 users = A3 Standard
  • 15 – 30 users = A4 Standard

If you need more than 30 users please contact us.


Fill required filelds and click ‘OK’ (in most cases just leave default)


Read summary, then click ‘OK’


Read offer details, then click ‘Purchase’


Wait when your VM will ready to use


When deployment process will be finished, select VM and click ‘Connect’


Start ‘OFAST Application ID’ from user desktop


Click ‘Get application ID’


Send ID to support@orfast.com to get license and ORFAST service configuration tool.

Manage streaming endpoints

To add\delete streaming endpoint using the Portal, do the following:

  • In the Management Portal, click Media Services. Then, click the name of the media service.
  • Select the STREAMING ENDPOINTS page.
  • Click the ADD or DELETE button at the bottom of the page. Note that the default streaming endpoint cannot be deleted.
  • Click the START button to start the streaming endpoint.
  • Click on the name of the streaming endpoint to configure it.


To change the number of streaming units using the Portal, do the following:

  • To specify the number of streaming units, select the SCALE tab and move the reserved capacity slider.
  • Press the SAVE button to save your changes.

The allocation of any new streaming units takes around 20 minutes to complete


Streaming Endpoint enables you to configure the following properties when you have at least 1 scale unit:

  • Access control
  • Custom host names
  • Cache control
  • Cross site access policies

To change the number of streaming units using the Portal, do the following:

  • Select the streaming endpoint that you want to configure.
  • Select the CONFIGURE tab.

A brief description of the fields follows.


  • Set the maximum caching period that will be specified in the cache control header of HTTP responses. This value will not override the maximum cache value that have been set explicitly on the blob content.
  • Specify IP addresses that would be allowed to connect to the published streaming endpoint. If no IP addresses specified, any IP address would be able to connect.
  • Specify configuration for Akamai signature header authentication.
  • You can specify a cross domain access policy for Adobe Flash clients (for more information see, Cross-domain policy file specification. As well as client access policy for Microsoft Silverlight clients (for more information, see Making a Service Available Across Domain Boundaries.aspx).
  • You can also configure custom host names by clicking the configure button. For more information, see the CustomHostNames property in the StreamingEndpont topic.

If you have questions or need help contact us : support@orfast.com