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External DAM integration with AEM 6.x

cqbeginner
Level 2
Level 2

Dear All,

What will be the best approach to take when you choose to use external DAM to integrate with AEM, while keeping the same user experience for author to drag & drop the images (Assets), set metadata etc., please share your thoughts and experience.

1 Accepted Solution
ashu4pma
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Level 4
Level 4

The central DAM should be configured similar to cloud service configuration (like Marketing Cloud, Brand Portal etc.) at AEM. Then replication sync (on demand or cache) is something consider to get all assets from central DAM to AEM. Then rest of the flow/experience works same since assets are now duplicated and works as local in AEM. But keeping the local copy in sync with central DAM would be a challenge and you can check if that is the use case or not.

Please share the exact use case to talk more on this, especially the lifecycle of assets fetched from central DAM. are they going to be used for Page authoring?

Thanks,

Ashutosh

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smacdonald2008
Level 10
Level 10

Best practice is to use the AEM DAM. I am not aware of getting the same functionality using another DAM system.

Ratna_Kumar
Community Advisor
Community Advisor

Hi,

I agree with Scott.

Why you use external DAM when we have AEM DAM. I didn't see anywhere that integrating External DAM with AEM. You can achieve any functionality using AEM DAM.

Thanks,

Ratna Kumar.

cqbeginner
Level 2
Level 2

Hi Scott,

Completely agreed. The use case here is to have centralized DAM repository, shares assets with other applications and AEM is one of them.

ashu4pma
Correct answer by
Level 4
Level 4

The central DAM should be configured similar to cloud service configuration (like Marketing Cloud, Brand Portal etc.) at AEM. Then replication sync (on demand or cache) is something consider to get all assets from central DAM to AEM. Then rest of the flow/experience works same since assets are now duplicated and works as local in AEM. But keeping the local copy in sync with central DAM would be a challenge and you can check if that is the use case or not.

Please share the exact use case to talk more on this, especially the lifecycle of assets fetched from central DAM. are they going to be used for Page authoring?

Thanks,

Ashutosh

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