Saturday 5 August 2023

AEM Assets HTTP API Postman collection


Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is a leading content management system that empowers enterprises to efficiently manage their digital assets. Whether it's images, videos, documents, or other media files, AEM provides a robust and scalable platform for organizing and delivering assets across various channels. In this blog post, we'll explore the AEM Asset HTTP API, a powerful tool that enables seamless integration with AEM's asset management capabilities.

What is the AEM Asset HTTP API?

The AEM Asset HTTP API is a RESTful API that allows developers to interact with AEM's Digital Asset Management (DAM) system programmatically. It provides a set of HTTP endpoints to create, retrieve, update, and delete digital assets, folders, and collections within the AEM DAM.

Key Benefits of Using the AEM Asset HTTP API:

  1. Automation and Integration: The API facilitates integration with third-party applications, marketing automation platforms, and other systems, streamlining asset management workflows.

  2. Customization: Developers can build custom asset management solutions tailored to specific business needs using the API.

  3. Batch Operations: The API supports batch operations, allowing multiple asset operations to be performed in a single request, optimizing performance.

  4. Enhanced Performance: By utilizing the API, asset operations can be executed remotely, reducing the load on the AEM server.

Getting Started with the AEM Asset HTTP API:

Before diving into the API, you need to ensure you have the necessary access and authentication to interact with AEM programmatically. AEM provides various authentication mechanisms, including OAuth2 and basic authentication. Once authenticated, you'll receive an access token that needs to be included in your API requests as the "Authorization" header.

To access the API:

  1. Open the API service document at https://[hostname]:[port]/api.json.
  2. Follow the Assets service link leading to https://[hostname]:[server]/api/assets.json.
I have created a postman collection for most of the operations on the assets, folders and renditions.

I have published the postman collection here.

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