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Adobe Experience Manager (AEM)

Gary Ploski Updated by Gary Ploski

The Opal + Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) integration makes it easy to automatically import AEM assets into Opal.

Important: This integration is no longer available as a new integration. For existing customers with an active integration, you will continue to have access.

Import Assets from AEM

Assets from your mapped Adobe folders will start to import into your story after clicking save. This process will continue until all AEM assets have been imported into Opal.

When new assets are added to the selected folders in Adobe, they’ll will automatically import into Opal.

  1. Create a new story; or click “Edit Story” on an existing Story in Opal.
  2. Select the “Assets” tab.
  3. Click the toggle next to “Adobe Experience Manager”, and select “on.”
  4. A list of all folders (and sub-folders) from the Opal Root Folder from Adobe Experience Manager (see: Glossary), will be visible in the Story Creator.
  5. Select the folders and sub-folders you want to map to your story.
  6. Click “Save.”
Note: Assets will continue to into Opal until the toggle is turned “off” in the story editor.

View AEM Assets

View assets that have imported from Adobe.

  1. Open the Asset Library.
  2. Click “Filter.”
  3. Click “Asset Source” to toggle it on.
  4. Click the “+” then select “Adobe Experience Manager.”

Integration Capabilities

The Opal + AEM integration makes it possible to use assets available in AEM within Opal.

AEM Version Support

Opal supports AEM 6.3 - AEM 6.5.3.

Map AEM Folders to Opal Stories

When creating or editing a story, you can choose which folders in Adobe to map to your Opal story.

Update AEM Folder Mappings

We know that folders change, new supporting collateral gets created, and new assets need to make it into an Opal story which weren’t anticipated when the integration was initially toggled ‘on.’ Because of this, we include the capability to map or un-map folders via the Story creator at anytime. This flexibility allows you to see all the assets you need immediately without having to reach out to Opal support.

Toggle the Integration

In addition to updating mapped folders, the integration to Adobe can be toggled ‘on’ or ‘off’ at anytime. This allows you the flexibility to turn it on at anytime and also to turn it off in the case that you wish to stop importing assets from Adobe into a story.

Note: Each story’s folder mappings with Adobe are unique and as such must be toggled on within each story to be able to import assets.

Flexibility Across Stories

Building on the above, toggling the integration, mapping and updating is all controlled at the Story level. This gives a wide degree of flexibility to you to ensure that you always have the relevant assets for a story, regardless of when it was created or plan to create it.

Filter and Find Adobe Assets

Assets that have been imported from Adobe can easily be found in Opal by using the “Asset Source” filter in the Asset Library. Set this filter to “Adobe Experience Manager” and you’ll see all the assets that were imported from Adobe. You can use these assets like you would any other asset in Opal!

Supported File Types

The Opal + AEM integration supports the following file types.


Maximum video file size: 4 GB

  • .avi
  • .flv
  • .mp4
  • .mp4v
  • .mpg4
  • .mpeg
  • .qt
  • .m4v
  • .wmv


Maximum image file size: 300 MB

  • .ai
  • .ico
  • .gif
  • .jpeg
  • .jpg
  • .png
  • .svg
  • .svgz
  • .tif
  • .tiff
  • .psd
  • .pdf
  • .ps


Maximum audio file size: 4 GB

  • .aif
  • .aiff
  • .aifc
  • .m4a
  • .mp3
  • .wav


Maximum compressed file size: 4 GB

  • .zip


Below are some key terms related to the Opal + AEM integration.


Assets Tab - The tab you’ll see while creating or editing a story if you have an AEM integration provisioned in your Opal. This is where you map folders.

Map / Mapping - The process of selecting folders from Adobe you want to connect to your Opal Story’s asset library.

Asset Source - The system in which an asset originated. All assets from Adobe will be tagged as “Adobe Experience Manager.”

Adobe Experience Manager

DAM - Digital Asset Management. The heart of Adobe Experience Manager; the central asset repository. Inside the DAM, you’ll find folders containing assets.

Folders - Containers for assets in the DAM in Adobe Experience Manager. These are what Opal maps to Opal Stories via the Story Creator/Editor.

Assets - Files which are placed in folders in AEM. Assets will import into Opal if its corresponding folder is mapped to a story.

Additional Information

Unsupported AEM Features

  • AEM Asset Tags
  • AEM Asset Descriptions
  • Updates to or deletion of assets in AEM will not re-sync or delete assets in Opal

Get Connected

To learn more about implementing the Adobe Experience Manager integration, contact your Opal admin or support.

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