Adobe Experience Manager Assets Home Page Experience aem-assets-home-page-experience

Personalize the Adobe Experience Manager Assets home page for a rich welcome screen experience, including a snapshot of recent activities around assets.

Assets home page provides a rich and personalized welcome screen experience, which includes a snapshot of recent activities, such as assets that were recently viewed or uploaded.

The Assets home page is disabled by default. To enable it, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Experience Manager Configuration Manager https://[aem_server]:[port]/system/console/configMgr.

  2. Open the Day CQ DAM Event Recorder service.

  3. Select the Enable this service to enable activity recording.


  4. From the Event Types list, select the events to be recorded and save the changes.

    note caution
    Enabling the Asset viewed, Projects viewed, and Collections viewed options, significantly increases the number of recorded events.
  5. Open the DAM Asset Home Page Feature Flag service from Configuration Manager https://[aem_server]:[port]/system/console/configMgr.

  6. Select the option to enable the Assets Home page feature. Save the changes.


  7. Open the User Preferences dialog, and select Enable Assets Home Page. Save the changes.

    Enable assets home page on User Preferences dialog

After enabling the Assets Home page, navigate to the Assets user interface either from the Navigation page or access it directly from the URL https://[aem_server]:[port]/aem/assetshome.html/content/dam.

configure experience link on Assets user interface

Click the Click here to configure your experience link to add your username, background image, and profile image.

The Assets Home page includes the following sections:

  • Welcome Section
  • Widget Section

Welcome Section

If your profile exists, the Welcome section displays a welcome message addressed to you. In addition, it displays your profile picture and a welcome image (if configured already).

If your profile is incomplete, the Welcome section displays a generic welcome message and a placeholder for your profile picture.

Widget Section

This section appears below the Welcome section and displays out-of-the-box widgets under the following sections:

  • Activity
  • Recent
  • Discover

Activity: Under this section, the My Activity widget displays recent activities performed by the logged-in user with assets (including assets without renditions), for example, asset uploads, downloads, asset creation, edits, comments, annotations, and shares.

Recent: The Recently Viewed widget under this section displays recently accessed entities by the logged-in user, including folders, collections, and projects.

Discover: The New widget under this section displays the assets and renditions recently uploaded to the Assets deployment.

To enable purging of user activity data, enable the DAM Event Purge Service from Configuration Manager. After you enable this service, activities of the logged-in user that exceed a specified number are deleted by the system.

The Welcome screen provides easy navigational aids, for example, icons on the toolbar to access folders, collections, and catalogs.

Enabling the Day CQ DAM Event Recorder and DAM Event Purge services increases write operations to JCR and search indexing, which significantly increases the load on the Experience Manager server. The additional load on the Experience Manager server can impact its performance.
Capturing, filtering, and purging user activities required for Assets home page impose an overhead on performance. Therefore, administrators should configure Home Page effectively for target users.
Adobe recommends that administrators and users who perform bulk operations avoid using the Asset Home Page feature to prevent increase in user activities. In addition, administrators can exclude recording activities for specific users by configuring Day CQ DAM Event Recorder from Configuration Manager.
If you use the feature, Adobe recommends that you schedule purge frequency based on the server load.