Video guides of Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Assets Brand Portal integration.
Brand Portal’s September 2019 most notably introduces Asset Sourcing, which increases content velocity and allows for easy and quick exchange of assets between Experience Manager authors and third-party creatives and contributors.
Brand Portal’s Asset Sourcing is used to collect assets from third-party agencies and teams, seamlessly syncing them back to Experience Manager Author for review and use.
Experience Manager Author 6.5 SP2 (6.5.2) or greater is required to use Asset Sourcing
Review Enable Experience Manager Author for Asset Sourcing for instructions on how to configure and set up Asset Sourcing on Experience Manager Author.
Brand Portal’s February 2019 release focuses on enhancements to text search and top customer requests.
Brand Portal enhances search with partial text search on property predicate in filtering pane. To allow partial text search you need to enable Partial Search in Property Predicate in the search form.
Read on to know more about partial text search and wildcard search.
You can now search for assets by specifying only a part—that is a word or two—of the searched phrase in filtering pane.
Use case : Partial phrase search is helpful when you are unsure of the exact combination of words occurring in the searched phrase.
For example, if your search form in Brand Portal uses Property Predicate for partial search on assets title, then specifying the term camp returns all the assets with the word camp in their title phrase.
The Brand Portal allows using the asterisk (*) in search query along with a part of the word in your searched phrase.
Use case :If you are not sure of the exact words occurring in the searched phrase, you can use a wildcard search to fill the gaps in your search query.
For example, specifying climb* returns all the assets having words beginning with the characters climb in their title phrase if search form in Brand Portal uses Property Predicate for partial search on assets title.
Administrators can now configure how the folders are shown to non-admin users (Editors, Viewers, and Guest Users) on login.
Enable Folder Hierarchy configuration is added in General Settings, in the admin tools panel. If the configuration is:
Enable Folder Hierarchy functionality (when enabled) helps you differentiate the folders with the same names shared from different hierarchies. On logging in, non-admin users now see the virtual parent (and ancestor) folders of the shared folders.
The shared folders are organized within the respective directories in virtual folders. You can recognize these virtual folders with a lock icon.
Note that the default thumbnail of the virtual folders is the thumbnail image of the first shared folder.
Users whose AEM Author instance is on Dynamic Media hybrid mode can preview and download the dynamic media renditions, in addition to the original video files.
To allow preview and download of dynamic media renditions on specific tenant accounts, administrators need to specify Dynamic Media Configuration (video service URL (DM-Gateway URL) and registration ID to fetch the dynamic video) in Video configuration from admin tools panel.
Dynamic Media videos can be previewed on:
Dynamic Media Video encodes can be downloaded from:
Assets (and folders) publish workflow from AEM (184.108.40.206) Author instance to Brand Portal can be scheduled for a later date, time.
Similarly, published assets can be removed from the portal at a later date (time), by scheduling the Unpublish from Brand Portal workflow.
Organizations can get their portal URL customized, by having an alternate prefix in the URL. To get an alias for tenant name in their existing portal URL, organizations need to contact Adobe support.
Note that only the prefix of the Brand Portal URL can be customized and not the entire URL.
For example, an organization with existing domain
wknd.brand-portal.adobe.com can get
wkndinc.brand-portal.adobe.com created on request.
However, AEM Author instance can be configured only with the tenant id URL and not with tenant alias (alternate) URL.
Use case : Organizations can meet their branding needs by getting the portal URL customized, instead of sticking to the URL provided by Adobe.
AEM Brand portal allows guest access to the portal. A guest user doesn’t require credentials to enter the portal and can access and download all the public folders and collections. Guest users can add assets to their light-box (private collection) and download the same. They can also view smart tag search and search predicates set by administrators. The guest session does not allow users to create collections and saved searches or share them further, access folder and collections settings, and share assets as links.
Brand Portal users can leverage Aspera based fast downloads to get speeds up to 25x faster and enjoy a seamless download experience irrespective of their location across the globe. To download the assets faster from Brand Portal or shared link, users need to select Enable Download Acceleration option in download dialog, provided download acceleration is enabled on their organization.
A new report, to track user logins, has been introduced. The User Logins report can be instrumental in enabling organizations to audit and keep a check on the delegated administrators and other users of Brand Portal.
The report logs display names, email IDs, personas (admin, viewer, editor, guest), groups, last login, activity status, and login count of each user.
Administrators can restrict user access to original image files (jpeg, tiff, png, bmp, gif, pjpeg, x-portable-anymap, x-portable-bitmap, x-portable-graymap, x-portable-pixmap, x-rgb, x-xbitmap, x-xpixmap, x-icon, image/photoshop, image/x-photoshop, psd, image/vnd.adobe.photoshop) and give access to low-resolution renditions which they download from Brand Portal or shared link. This access can be controlled at user group level from Groups tab of User Roles page in admin tools panel.
Six new configurations are added for administrators to enable/disable following functionalities on specific tenants:
Brand Portal uses Adobe I/O https://legacy-oauth.cloud.adobe.io/ interface to create JWT application, which enables configuring oAuth integrations to allow AEM Assets integration with Brand Portal. Previously, the UI for configuring OAuth integrations was hosted in
https://marketing.adobe.com/developer/. To know more about integrating AEM Assets with Brand Portal for publishing assets and collections to Brand Portal refer Configure AEM Assets integration with Brand Portal.
New features enhanced functionality oriented toward aligning Brand Portal with AEM.