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Access HCL Digital Asset Management

This section provides the steps on how to access HCL Digital Asset Management (DAM) and use it as a central platform to store and include rich media assets. Using the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Digital Asset Management features, users can upload, browse, and search for media files, edit images and metadata, and manage collections and media access.


HCL DAM should be installed and configured to HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Release Update CF181 and later.


If you are using a content delivery network (CDN) such as Akamai, using Vary: Origin may prevent you from caching content. To bypass this limitation, your CDN configuration must strip the Vary header on the way in, to reinstate your ability to cache content. On the way out, you can append the Origin parameter to the Vary header when serving a response using 'Modify Outgoing Response Header'.

Access HCL DAM from Practitioner Studio

Follow these steps to access HCL Digital Experience 9.5 DAM from the Practitioner Studio:

  1. In the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Practitioner Studio interface, select Digital Assets from the navigator.

    Select Digital Assets from the Practitioner Studio navigator

    DAM can also be accessed via Digital Assets tile on the Practitioner Studio page.

  2. In the DAM user interface, the DAM features are displayed on the top bar of the page.

    HCL Digital Asset Management user interface

Access HCL DAM from Content Composer

Content authors can access and use the DAM media assets when creating content using Content Composer or Web Content Manager, which uses content templates with image elements.

Follow these steps that describes how to access DAM assets when creating web content in Content Composer.

  1. In the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Practitioner Studio interface, select Web Content and then Content Composer from the navigator.

    Select Web Content from the Practitioner Studio navigator

  2. Select a content template with the Image element configured to it, for example, Furniture Gallery.

    Selecting a Web Content template with the Image element

    Options are presented in the template Image element to drag and drop an image to the page or access DAM media items.

  3. Select the Digital Asset Management source then view the Collections you have access to. From the available Collection media items, select the item to add to your content page.

    Selecting the media asset from the DAM collection to insert to the web content item

  4. Select the Access icon to assign levels for other users to access media items stored within the Collection.

  5. Complete the remaining elements in the Content item template as required and click Save. Select a Location of your Digital Experience site to present the content item, including the media asset from your Digital Asset Management repository.

Access HCL Digital Asset Management from WCM Authoring Portlet or Inline Editing

Content authors can access and use DAM media items when creating or editing content, components, or content templates in the Web Content Manager authoring portlet or inline editing. Both the image and the file components and elements can be configured to use DAM as the source.

To enable users to use DAM as the source while editing the content, use one of the following options:

  • Remove the existing image or file from the content and then select a new image from DAM.
  • In the Image field properties window, select the Show digital asset source check box, and then select HCL DAM in the Digital asset source drop-down list.

    Image field properties

Last update: September 12, 2022