This article gives you an overview of how Wowza SecureToken stream protection technology works. To make it very clear: it is not the token checking mechanism that is implemented by Wrench, it is the one that ships with Wowza Streaming Engine. The two are completely different, I'll compare the two at the end of this article.
In this short tutorial I'll show you how to set up your streams so that only users who log into your Wordpress site can view your streams. I am not too familiar with Wordpress, so there might be more elegant solutions, if you happen to have suggestions, please comment below the article.
Ever wondered if you could make only specific parts of your broadcast public? You can now use Wowza Wrench to dynamically switch your streaming mode between secured mode and public mode. In secured mode all your clients must go through all the configured phases of authentication and authorization that you can configure using Wrench. This previous article about user authentication and authorization using Wrench will give you the basic idea about setting up this.
Wrench starting from version 2014.05.02 comes with a new powerful dynamic balance checking feature that you can use in your pay-per-minute setup. This short tutorial will give you a brief overview on how to use this.
I assume that you are familiar with installing and setting up Wrench. If not, then first read my tutorial about setting up user authentication, where you'll find the necessary steps.