Adobe Asset Link streamlines collaboration between creatives and marketers in the content creation process. It connects Adobe Experience Manager Assets (AEM Assets) with Creative Cloud desktop apps Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. The Adobe Asset Link panel allows creatives to access and modify content stored in AEM Assets without leaving the creative apps they are most familiar with. Key capabilities include, but are not limited to:
Searching across AEM Assets and Creative Cloud Assets
Checking out/in content stored in AEM Assets to prevent duplicate work by team members and to maintain a single source of truth
Keeping work-in-progress assets and final production assets in separate locations
Enabling new assets to be uploaded to AEM Assets
Easily access through Single Sign On (SSO) with Creative Cloud account credentials
Perform the following tasks:
- Download the assetlink-settings.json file.
- Configure the assetlink-settings.json file on devices on which Adobe Asset Link will be accessed.
- Install the Adobe Asset Link panel.
Connect your Creative Cloud applications to your AEM server by configuring the assetlink-settings.json file on all the target devices.
Modify the file to include the AEM Assets endpoint.
Existing values To be updated with SERVERNAME AEM server name SERVERPORT Port on which AEM server is running PROTOCOL Protocol scheme of AEM server URL. Either HTTP or HTTPS
If your AEM server URL is: http://content.demo.com:4502, the .json file looks like:
Some other json samples:
The feature currently supports accessing one AEM Assets instance at a time. To access a different instance, change the AEM Assets endpoint within the .json file. For remote deployment, ensure that the script can create directories and set permissions, if not present.
Copy the assetlink-settings.json file to the below location on the devices of all applicable users:
- macOS: /users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/
- Windows: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\CEP\extensions
If the folder path is not available on a device, create the CEP > extensions folder manually.
If an administrator is setting up a machine before a user is created on it, copy the assetlink-setting.json file in the common location /Library/Application Support/Adobe/CEP/extensions/ (Mac) or \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\CEP\extensions (Windows). The Adobe Asset Link panel should copy the file to the user area automatically. In this scenario, the administrator should ensure that users have read permissions to the folder that contains the assetlink-settings.json file. The administrator should also ensure that all future users of the deployed machine have read access to the folder that contains the assetlink-settings.json file.
You can perform this task if you have any of the following roles assigned in the Adobe Admin Console.
- System administrator
- Deployment administrator
To install the Adobe Asset Link panel, include it when you build a package for deployment. Both self-serve and managed packages are supported.
When the deployment package is built in the Adobe Admin Console, enable the Include Adobe Asset Link option in the Package configuration options. For more information, see Create Named User packages.