Adobe Asset Link

If you're a creative professional or marketer, use Adobe Asset Link from within your Creative Cloud desktop apps to streamline collaboration while you create content.

Connect with Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) Assets through the Adobe Asset Link panel in your familiar apps: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Access and modify content stored in AEM Assets without exiting from the Creative Cloud apps.

Adobe Asset Link

To create high-fidelity designs and prototypes in Adobe XD, use Adobe Asset Link for XD to incorporate digital assets from AEM Assets into your XD canvas. Adobe Asset Link for XD powers collaboration between designers and marketers throughout the design process. Learn more.

What's new

You can now access multiple AEM environments from the Adobe Asset Link panel in your Creative Cloud app. Add multiple environments or modify the properties of your active AEM environment. You can also switch between environments and remove environments from within Adobe Asset Link.

Whenever you change an AEM environment, the Adobe Asset Link panel is automatically reset to the initial Home view.

Adobe Asset Link supports AEM as a Cloud Service, in addition to AEM 6.4 and AEM 6.5 with the latest service packs.

Here are the key capabilities newly introduced in Adobe Asset Link:

  • Support for multiple AEM environments.
  • Users can switch between AEM environments.
  • Enhanced support for AEM Assets as a Cloud Service.
  • Improved error logging and messaging.
  • Support for macOS 11.


Ensure that you meet the following Adobe Asset Link requirements:

Creative Cloud prerequisites

  • One or more valid Creative Cloud for enterprise  subscriptions (Creative Cloud for enterprise All Apps plan or Single App plans) for Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign.

  • Subscriptions purchased with VIP or ETLA buying programs are both supported. Learn more.

If your Creative Cloud subscription is provisioned in a different Adobe Admin Console from Adobe Experience Manager, you may be required to establish Directory Trust between them. Learn more.

  • Adobe Asset Link currently does not support proxy environments (such as Kerberos).

AEM prerequisites


AEM Assets 6.4.0-6.4.3 require installation of an extra Feature Pack on AEM. For more information, see Configuring AEM Assets for Adobe Asset Link.

Set up Adobe Asset Link

Setting up  Adobe Asset Link for your creative users is easy. Perform these steps.

1. Create user group

Create a unique group with the creative users in the Adobe Admin Console in which the Creative Cloud for enterprise entitlements reside. The users added to the group must have Enterprise IDs or Federated IDs.  Learn more. You require administrative rights to create user groups.

2. Configure AEM Assets

To let users access digital assets stored in AEM Assets within their Creative Cloud applications, configure and fine-tune AEM Assets. To let InDesign communicate with AEM Assets, add the InDesign Client ID to your AEM Assets environment.  Learn more.

Generate the Adobe Asset Link extension using the Packages workflow within the Adobe Admin Console. Next, install the Adobe Asset Link extension. Creative Cloud users can then add AEM environments from the Adobe Asset Link panel. Learn more.

You’re ready to use Adobe Asset Link with Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign. To open the panel, go to Windows >Extensions> Adobe Asset Link.

Use Adobe Asset Link to work with and modify assets stored within your organization's digital asset management system–AEM Assets.

Features and capabilities

To learn how creatives can use Adobe Asset Link, see Manage assets using the Adobe Asset Link panel.

To know about the features and capabilities of Adobe Asset Link, see this videoUsing Adobe Asset Link with AEM Assets (8 min).

Enabling digital agencies and freelancers

With Adobe Asset Link, brands can easily grant their agencies access to project assets by adding the agencies as a trusted domain in their environment. For step-by-step instructions, see authorized domains. If domain trusting doesn't comply with policy, the company must provision a Creative Cloud for enterprise seat for the agency to own its assets.

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