Private folder in Adobe Experience Manager Assets private-folder

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You can create a private folder in the Adobe Experience Manager Assets user interface that is available exclusively to you. You can share this private folder to other users and assign various privileges to them. Based on the privilege level you assign, users can perform various tasks on the folder, for example, view assets within the folder or edit the assets.

Private folder has at least one member with Owner role.
To create a private folder, you require Read and Modify permissions on the parent folder under which you create a private folder. If you are not an administrator, these permissions are not enabled by default on /content/dam. In this case, first obtain these permissions for your user ID/group before attempting to create private folders.

Create and share private folder create-share-private-folder

To create and share a private folder:

  1. In the Assets console, click the Create button from the toolbar and then select Folder from the menu.

    Create assets folder

  2. In the Create Folder dialog, enter a Title and Name (optional) for the folder.

    Select the Private check box and click Create.


    A private folder is created. You can now add assets to the folder and share the folder with other users or groups. The folder is not visible to any other user until you share it and assign privileges to them.

  3. To share the folder, select the folder, and click Properties from the toolbar.

  4. In the Folder Properties page, select a user or group from the Add User list, assign a role (Viewer, Editor, or Owner) on your private folder, and click Add.


    You can assign various roles, such as Editor, Owner, or Viewer to the user with whom you share the folder. If you assign an Owner role to the user, the user has Editor privileges on the folder. In addition, the user can share the folder with others. If you assign an Editor role, the user can edit the assets in your private folder. If you assign a viewer role, the user can only view the assets in your private folder.

    note note
    Private folder has at least one member with Owner role. Therefore, the administrator cannot remove all the owner members from a private folder. However, to remove the existing owners (and administrator itself) from the private folder the administrator must add another user as owner.
  5. Click Save & Close. Depending on the role you assign, the user is assigned a set of privileges on your private folder when the user logs in to Assets.

  6. Click Ok to close the confirmation message.

  7. The user with whom you share the folder receives a sharing notification in their user interface.

  8. Click Notifications to open a list of notifications.


  9. Click the entry for the private folder shared by the administrator to open the folder.

Private folder deletion delete-private-folder

You can delete a folder by selecting the folder and selecting Delete option from the top menu, or by using Backspace key on your keyboard.

delete option in top menu

If you delete a private folder from CRXDE Lite, then redundant user groups are left in the repository.
If you delete a folder using the above method from the user interface, then the associated user groups are also deleted.
However, the existing redundant, unused, and auto-generated user groups can be removed from the repository using clean method in JMX in the author instance (http://[server]:[port]/system/console/jmx/

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