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Adobe Stock Integration

Adobe Stock provides access to royalty- free stock images,  photos, graphics, vectors, video footage, illustrations, templates, and 3d assets. The Adobe Stock integration automatically uploads licensed assets from your Adobe Stock account (or multiple accounts) to your Bynder DAM for a centralized asset management experience.

How to enable the Adobe Stock integration

Contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more about enabling the Adobe Stock integration.

Adobe Stock setup

Caution

Adobe Stock for enterprise is needed for the integration. You cannot add Adobe Stock to a JWT service account unless you are a Stock for Enterprise customer

Before configuring the integration in Bynder, you will need to generate a Service Account key pair and download an Adobe User Account or Profile credentials as a JSON file that you attribute the key with. This will require an admin or a user with developer access to Adobe Stock.

  1. Navigate to Adobe’s Developer Console, then click Create new project.

  2. Click Add API.

  3. Select Adobe Stock and click Next.

  4. Select Service Account JWT.

    Important

    Do not select OAuth.

  5. Next, select Generate a key pair. This will create a signed private/public key in a format suitable for Adobe’s authentication.

  6. Click on the button to generate key in the lower right corner.  This will download a zip file containing the private key to your local machine. Save this file and keep it secure. You will need the key to set up the connection in Bynder.

    Note

    This key will expire after one year, at which time you will need to create a new pair for the synchronization.

  7. Click Next. On the following screen select the Adobe User Account or Profile to attribute the key with.

  8. In the following screen, click Service Account under credentials.  Alternatively, navigate to this page by clicking on the project in your Adobe projects list.

    Download these credentials as a JSON file by clicking Download JSON in the top right corner.

  9. Save this file.  You will need this and the private key to set up the Adobe Stock integration in Bynder.

Bynder setup

  1. Log in to Bynder and navigate to settings_menu.png Settings > Advanced settings > Portal settings.

  2. Click All Integrations in the left sidebar, then Configure in the Adobe Stock section.

  3. Enter a Name for this configuration.

  4. Select New authentication to add your Bynder domain, which is the URL of your Bynder DAM, and a Permanent Token.

    1. Setup will require a Bynder permanent token with read/write assets and read/write metaproperties. Learn more about Permanent Tokens here.

  5. Click Create, then Next.

  6. Select New authentication then Add a new account.

  7. In the Authentication section, choose Sign from the dropdown.

    1. Leave the Passphrase section blank.

    2. In the Private key section, paste the private key you downloaded from Adobe Stock, then click Create. You will first need to open the downloaded zip file, then copy the key (including header/footer) from the private.key file. It is important to note that this will store the private key securely in the application. It cannot be accessed or viewed by any Bynder associates. Keep this key secure. If lost or expired, generate a new pair from the Adobe Developer Console and update your configuration.

  8. Click Next.

  9. In the Adobe Client Credentials section, paste the credentials from the JSON package that you downloaded from Adobe Stock. You may first have to open the file in a text editor and copy the contents.

  10. [optional] If you would like Adobe Stock videos or vectors to also be uploaded to your Bynder account, check the box to Sync video or Sync vectors.

  11. Update the Sync Organization assets? section to True or False.

    1. Select True if you'd like all assets licensed by all user accounts within the Adobe Stock account to be synced to Bynder.

    2. Select False if you'd like only the assets for the Adobe User Account or Profile that you attributed the private keys with to be synced to Bynder.

  12. Click Finish.

Note

If you have multiple Adobe Stock users and want to synchronize assets by those individual users (but not the entire organization), you will need to set up additional connections for each of them. This will also require each of those users to have their own key pair and credentials generated in the Adobe Developer Console.

How to use the integration

After configuration, all licensed images (and videos and vectors, if enabled) for the connected Adobe Stock account(s) will be uploaded to your Bynder DAM after about 2 hours. Moving forward, any licensed asset will automatically be uploaded to Bynder roughly 2 hours after you license it.

If you delete an Adobe Stock asset from the Bynder DAM, it will not automatically be reuploaded to your Bynder DAM. If you delete a Adobe Stock asset from your Adobe Stock account or if your license expires, it will not automatically be deleted from Bynder.

Edit the Adobe Stock integration

If you would like to disable or update your Adobe Stock settings, such as to sync (or no longer sync) videos or vectors, you can edit the configuration.

  1. Navigate to settings_menu.png Settings > Advanced settings > Portal settings.

  2. Click My Integrations in the left sidebar, then Edit in the section of the connection that you would like to update.

  3. Make your changes, then click Save.

Metaproperty Information

The following metaproperties will be automatically updated with the following details:

  • Description: Photo credit information

  • Tags: Adobe Stock, Adobe Stock ID, and all Adobe Stock keywords

Please make sure these metaproperties are enabled in your DAM in order for the metadata to be synced.

FAQ

What types of files are supported?

  • Images, vectors (optional), and video (optional) are supported.

What happens to the asset if I delete it from my Bynder portal (or visa versa)

  • If you delete an asset from your Bynder portal the asset will remain in your Adobe Stock account, and if you delete an asset from your Adobe Stock account, or the license expires, it will remain in your Bynder portal.

Once I connect my Adobe Stock account to Bynder how long will it take to see my assets in Bynder?

  • The updates will run on a 2 hour interval - so every 2 hours your Adobe Stock assets will be pushed to your Bynder portal.

Is a specific Adobe Stock account type required for the integration?

  • Yes, this integration requires an an Adobe for Enterprise plan type.

What if we have multiple Adobe Stock accounts?

  • If you have multiple Adobe Stock users and want to synchronize assets by those individual users, you will need to set up additional connections for each of them. This will also require each of those users to have their own key pair and credentials generated in the Adobe Developer Console.

  • If you would like to syncronize assets by all Adobe Stock users, make sure the Sync Organization assets? section is set to True.

Are Adobe Stock assets uploaded directly to my DAM or to the Waiting Room?

  • Licensed assets are uploaded directly to your Asset Bank, bypassing the Waiting Room.