You do not need to write any programs to make use of this authentication.
The Akamai secure token is a basic protection solution for video and audio content hosted by Akamai. Contact your Customer Support Manager to set up an Akamai token. The Akamai token provides a basic level of protection and allows content (video and audio) to be played from an authorized account. The policy information in the token determines what account checks are performed. The authorization mechanism grants or denies playback of video or audio content based on any one of the following factors:
Ooyala generates a short-lived token that is then sent to Akamai to unlock an asset for streaming. This process is conducted entirely by Ooyala; no programming is required.
The generated token is valid for 90 seconds (30 seconds + an assumed 60 second clock skew). This duration is based on standard Akamai recommendations.
Ooyala Player supports the Akamai token, with the same supported browsers as those supported by the Ooyala player, including Flash-based players (Akamai token authorization works with ActionScript for Flash).