Can the Widget Connector be used to access services behind the firewall?

The short answer is: Yes. The only requirement is that the users browser has access to the video.

The long answer is: All the widget connector does is creating an embed tag for a video based on a URL. It's quite simple really. Here is how it works under the hood.

1. The user provides a URL to the macro.

2. The WidgetConnector tries to match the URL with all it's available renderer implementations.

3. If the URL matches a specific renderer, the relevant parts of the URL (eg. an ID) will be parsed out of the URL and substituted in the embed tag provided by the renderer.

4. The renderer writes out the embed tag into the HTML page.

Therefore the only requirement is that the user can access the video via the browser. It doesn't necessarily have to be on a public service since the URL will be requested via the embed tag in the Confluence page.

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Thanks Jens. For the record this was from a different conversation, re-posted here as an FAQ. I've also posted it to the documentation.

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