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What is a DAM?

A Digital Asset Management (DAM) product is a business solution for organizing, storing and retrieving rich media and managing digital rights and permissions. Media assets include photos, music, videos, animations, podcasts and other multimedia content. Digital Asset Management solutions provide a useful way to maintain a centralized repository for your project’s files, allowing shared access to all up-to-date records and data.

Setting up your AEM Integration

To integrate your team's DAM with inMotion, go to Account > Account Settings > Storage Options > Adobe Experience Manager.

Once a you select AEM, you will be prompted to enter your AEM account ‘Server Address,’ ‘Username,’ and ‘Password,’ then click Allow Access

We strongly recommend that you set up your account’s DAM integration(s) with a service account instead of a personal account. This will help to ensure that only applicable team files are utilized with inMotion.

Now that you have granted inMotion access to your AEM account, you will need to select a ‘Root Folder,’ which is where all your files from inMotion will be stored. Simply click on which folder you would like to select, then click the ‘Restrict Access to this Folder’ button. 

From the bottom of this page, you can also enable/disable file download and file delete permissions for users. You can now use your AEM integration.

Uploading Project Files

With your AEM integration, you can upload shared working project files from inMotion. To upload a file, go to the Project Dashboard and click Files near the top of the page. If you are in a new project, inMotion will prompt you to name a new project folder in AEM. This will associate the new project folder with your project. 


If you have any project files created prior to the newly created project folder in inMotion, you will need to sign into AEM and move them to the project folder.


Once in the AEM storage page, click the green UPLOAD button. Either drag & drop or click CHOOSE FILE to select the file(s) you'd like to upload. To download or delete files in the project folder, right click on the file name and click Download or Delete. 

You can navigate back to the Project Dashboard using the Overview button at the top-left of the page. Now, all team members can access the project files in one centralized location.

Uploading Proof Assets from AEM

Project files stored in AEM are also available on the Proof Upload screen when you select the ‘Adobe Experience Manager’ logo in Step 1.

Select the applicable proof file(s) and proceed with proof upload as normal.