Webdam Connector for Sitecore

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Stay productive building unique and memorable customer experiences in Sitecore with direct access to the assets needed to create brand impact. With the Webdam Connector for Sitecore, you can browse selected assets stored in Webdam directly within Sitecore.

The connector is compatible with Sitecore versions 8.x, and is available to Webdam customers for an additional fee. Contact your Customer Success Manager for more information or email success@webdam.com.  

What is the Webdam Connector for Sitecore?

The Webdam Connector for Sitecore allows you to browse assets stored in Webdam directly from within Sitecore – you no longer need to leave your Sitecore instance or deal with the hassle of downloading and reuploading assets into multiple systems. The connector also allows for a seamless flow of information between the two platforms.

  • Maintain one source of truth - assets can be used in Sitecore projects, but remain sourced from Webdam.

  • Stay up-to-date - changes or version updates made to the asset in Webdam are automatically reflected wherever you’ve published the asset so you’re always using the latest content.

  • Create freely - manipulate and modify assets linked from Webdam in all the ways you would, with assets stored in the Sitecore media library.

  • Retain control of your assets - users can only view and browse assets they have access  to in Webdam, therefore maintaining your user permissions.

  • Sync select metadata - Selected metadata fields in Webdam are synced to the asset shown in Sitecore, and any changes to the metadata in Sitecore are then synced back to the asset in Webdam.*

*see FAQ for a list of the metadata fields that can be synced.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do connector users need to be Webdam users?

Yes, users must provide their Webdam credentials prior to accessing Webdam assets.

Can I link multiple assets to a page at once?

No, only one asset can be linked at a time.

Is the selected asset linked or copied (or downloaded) to Sitecore?

Items are linked to the Sitecore media library, with the original image always residing in Webdam.

What types of assets can be synced?

Images, documents, audio and video files are all able to be synced. Examples of file types that can be synced include:

  • Images – .jpg, .png, .gif, .bmp, .tiff
  • Documents – .docx, .pdf
  • Videos – .mov, .mp4, .mkv
  • Audio – .mp3, .wav

Check with you CSM for a full list of supported files.

What metadata is synced?

Asset ID, Filename, Filesize, Width and Height

Are new versions synced automatically?

Yes, periodic cron jobs fetch updates from Webdam including new versions of assets.

 

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