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Red5 – the installation of administrator’s pane

Briefly speaking, Red5 is a server of the multimedia web applications. It is undoubtedly booming right now; I have just managed to start the administrator’s panel and, since it is a complicated process, I find it reasonable to describe it here in order to remember it well.

The first step is to load the latest version of Red5 0.8RC2 from the website Xuggle . Then I install it according to instructions: I unzip and set the environment variables RED5_HOME. The next thing to do is to start the Installer application : http://localhost:5080/installer/, install the administer application and restart Red5. Thereafter, following the instructions provided on forum, I register at: http://localhost:5080/admin/register.html After registration I move to restarting Red5 again. Now I can finally log in: http://localhost:5080/demos/adminPanel.html

Using the administrator’s panel I can view the list of active applications, find the active online users or check the transfer.

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  1. Nicolas
    April 8th, 2009 at 11:39 | #1

    I cannot get the admin panel app to work, as the registration page doesn’t seem to be there:
    When I try to access
    http://MYSEERVER:5080/admin/register.html , I get a TomCat error:
    java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\Program Files\Red5\work\red5Engine\192.168.1.1 \admin\org\apache\jsp\WEB_002dINF\jsp\register_jsp.java (The system cannot find the path specified)

    But when I try to reach the admin itself (http://MYSERVER:5080/demos/adminPanel.html), everything seems to be working… except I don’t have a valid user of course.

    Any idea on what I did wrong here? I’m running the latest RED5 build (RC2).

    Thanks for your help!

  2. peter
    August 14th, 2009 at 22:08 | #2

    Since it is common knowledge no one can log on to the admin panel it just sits there supposing to stream its own demo content. Ofcourse this demo content is nowhere to be found once the war is deployed in tomcat 6. Even a webpage designed on openoffice renders more functionality than the hundreds of line of code that makes up this so called streaming server

  3. August 15th, 2009 at 07:28 | #3

    @peter Red5 is a great product. I can log on to the admin panel and it works fine for me. For me, Red5 is the most promising streaming server and its now ready for production use.

  4. Juan
    August 25th, 2009 at 12:33 | #4

    @peter
    As easy as If you don’t like it… don’t use it. Use your openoffice for web design and everybody as happy as Larry.

  5. david
    August 25th, 2009 at 21:38 | #5

    Panel work great for me to, thanks to you :)
    Now how do you suggest a newbie like me to secure things a little bit ? Anyone can register a new password and bypass the panel login/password screen…
    Also anyone can even launch a browser on port 5080 and install/remove demos (including admin !).
    My setup is on a distant host so I can block that port nor connect from localhost… and of course I don’t have a static ip address or the firewall would do it
    I parsed so many page on official and non-official red5 website but didn’t find solution…

  6. August 25th, 2009 at 23:35 | #6

    @david

    You can run red5 behind Apache HTTPD with mod_jk or ajp.
    But, I suggest using Red5 as library. You can build WAR and deploy it on tomcat. http://code.google.com/p/jakubiak-red5/

  7. Maddox
    May 5th, 2010 at 17:26 | #7

    you can check this quite easy tutorial to setup RED5 on windows:
    http://askmeflash.com/tutorial/7/red5-installation-and-setup-how-to

  8. May 30th, 2010 at 21:42 | #8

    I suppose that latest red5 trunk don´t provides spring-aop.jar. Required for admin interface.
    So I put spring-aop-2.5.5.jar in red5/libs and everthing it´s fine.

  9. July 23rd, 2010 at 21:45 | #9

    Hello

    Ich habe eine Video Chat script gekauft aber leider nur den script ohne den server. Der Server heisst Red 5 ich brauche hilfe das auf mein pc zu installieren. kann mir bitte jemand helefen danke.

  10. November 2nd, 2010 at 03:21 | #10

    It’s really quite disappointing that so many people have issues with the admin panel and that there isn’t any “real” documentation to follow. The developers should really invest more time on documentation for every version of Red5.

    I have spent many hours looking for solutions to problems such as installing on a Windows XP machine or logging into the admin panel (that isn’t there?)

    I’ve been working with windows servers and client machines for many years. I host websites on linux servers and I even use VP servers that I test stuff on and I use a macbook pro. If I were new to the business I would understand but even with my experience I find that I can install RED5 but it doesn’t work.

    I’m no longer looking for a solution as I am going to abandon Red5 in favour of another solution.

    To be honest I don’t know of a project that has wasted so much of my time!

    If you want my advice, don’t bother, find a cheap FMS provider.

  11. October 24th, 2011 at 14:14 | #11

    Great!
    You are right!
    First instance i compiling.
    Second instance is hide all…
    Bye

    It’s really quite disappointing that so many people have issues with the admin panel and that there isn’t any “real” documentation to follow. The developers should really invest more time on documentation for every version of Red5.

    I have spent many hours looking for solutions to problems such as installing on a Windows XP machine or logging into the admin panel (that isn’t there?)

    I’ve been working with windows servers and client machines for many years. I host websites on linux servers and I even use VP servers that I test stuff on and I use a macbook pro. If I were new to the business I would understand but even with my experience I find that I can install RED5 but it doesn’t work.

    I’m no longer looking for a solution as I am going to abandon Red5 in favour of another solution.

    To be honest I don’t know of a project that has wasted so much of my time!

    If you want my advice, don’t bother, find a cheap FMS provider.

  12. October 24th, 2011 at 15:00 | #12

    I have been working on this project more than 2 years ago. Now I have another job. 2 years in open source is a lot of time – I do not know how it works now.

  1. February 2nd, 2009 at 19:54 | #1