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A user with administrator access in Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service installs the enhanced connector. Before you install, review the platform support and other prerequisites for the connector.

As of June 2022, Adobe released a new native integration for connecting Workfront with Adobe Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service. This integration has become the required method for connecting these two solutions. Any future new implementation of the enhanced connector (1.9.8 and later) to connect Workfront with AEM Assets as a Cloud Service is blocked. For more information on how to setup this integration, see Configure the Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service integration.
  • Adobe requires deployment and configuration of the Adobe Workfront for Experience Manager enhanced connector only via certified partners or Adobe Professional Services. If deployed and configured without a certified partner or Adobe Professional Services, it is not supported by Adobe.

  • Adobe may release updates to Adobe Workfront and Adobe Experience Manager that make this connector redundant; if this occurs, customers may be required to transition from the use of this connector.

  • Adobe supports enhanced connector versions 1.7.4 and higher. Previous prerelease and custom versions are not supported. To check the enhanced connector version, see step 5(a) of enhanced connector installation instructions.

  • See Partner certification exam for Workfront for Experience Manager Assets enhanced connector. For information about the exam, see Exam Guide.

Before you install the connector, follow these pre-installation steps:

  1. If your AEM as a Cloud Service Program has configured Advanced Networking and enabled IP Allow-Listing, then you need to add the Workfront IPs to this allow-list to permit Event Subscriptions and various API calls to pass through into AEM.

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    • If you have Advanced Networking configured for your program and are using IP Allow Listing, then due to a limitation with the Enhanced Workfront Connector architecture you also need to add the program egress IP to the allow-list in Cloud Manager.

    • p{PROGRAM_ID}

    • To find the IP of your program, open a terminal window and run a command, such as:

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      dscacheutil -q host -a name p{PROGRAM_ID}
  2. Ensure that the following overlays do not exist in Experience Manager repository. If you have pre-existing overlays on these paths you either need to remove the overlays, or merge the delta of changes between the two:

    • /apps/dam/gui/coral/components/admin/schemaforms/formbuilder
    • /apps/dam/gui/coral/components/admin/folderschemaforms/formbuilder
    • /apps/dam/gui/content/foldermetadataschemaeditor
    • /apps/dam/cfm/models/editor/components/datatypeproperties
    • /apps/settings/dam/cfm/models/formbuilderconfig
    • /apps/dam/gui/content/assets/jcr:content/actions/secondary/create/items/fileupload
  3. This installation requires the knowledge to set a Maven project in Experience Manager as a Cloud Service. Use the following resources to understand how to include a third-party package in your Maven project:

To install the add-on in Experience Manager as a Cloud Service, follow these steps:

  1. Download the enhanced connector from Adobe Software Distribution.

  2. Access and clone your AEM as a Cloud Service repository from Cloud Manager.

  3. Open the cloned AEM as a Cloud Service repository using an IDE of your choice.

  4. Place the enhanced connector zip file downloaded in Step 1 at the following path:

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       /ui.apps/src/main/resources/<zip file>
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    If the resources folder does not exist, create the folder.
  5. Add pom.xml dependencies:

    1. Add a dependency in parent pom.xml.

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         <version>enhanced connector version number</version>
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      Ensure to update the enhanced connector version number before copying the dependency to the parent pom.xml.
    2. Add a dependency in all module pom.xml.

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  6. Add pom.xml embeds. Add the Workfront for Experience Manager enhanced connector packages to embeddeds section of the pom.xml of all your subproject. Needs it embedded in the all module pom.xml.

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    <!-- Workfront Tools -->

    The target of the embedded section is set to /apps/<path-to-project-install-folder>/install. This JCR path /apps/<path-to-project-install-folder> must be included in the filter rules in the all/src/main/content/META-INF/vault/filter.xml file. The filter rules for the repository are usually derived from the program name. Use the name of the folder as the target in the existing rules.

  7. Push the changes to the repository.

  8. Run the pipeline to deploy the changes to Cloud Manager.

  9. To create a system user configuration, create wf-workfront-users in Experience Manager User Group and assign the permission jcr:all to /content/dam. A system user workfront-tools is automatically created and the required permissions are managed automatically. All users from Workfront who use the enhanced connector are automatically added as a part of this group.

For information to update the Workfront for Experience Manager enhanced connector from a previous version to the latest version, click here.

Configure the connection between Experience Manager as a Cloud Service and Workfront configure-connection

To create a connection with Workfront, follow these steps:

  1. In Experience Manager, select Tools > Cloud Services > Workfront Tools Configuration.

  2. Select workfront-tools in the left panel and select Create option in the upper-right area of the page.

  3. In the Workfront Connection dialog, provide the required details of your Workfront deployment, and select Connect to Workfront option. Once successfully connected, the Workfront document custom integration is auto-created in the Workfront environment.

    Connect Experience Manager and Workfront

  4. Navigate to the Advanced tab and select the option Is the Server AEM as a Cloud Service.