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Accessing Elvis 5 through a Web browser

Accessing Elvis 5 through a Web browser

Accessing Elvis DAM through a Web browser is an easy way of giving external users access to the content stored in Elvis. All they need is a Web browser, a link to Elvis and log-in credentials.

Available applications

Accessing Elvis through a Web browser is done through a range of different applications, each with their own set of features:

  • Pro client
  • Brand portal
  • Basic Web client 1
  • Shared links page
  • Open-source clients

1 The Basic Web client has been deprecated since Elvis 5.9 and fully disabled since Elvis 5.15. For more information, see Using the Basic Web client of Elvis 5.

Each applications is briefly described below.

The Pro Client

This application comes with a wide range of features, aimed at general and advanced use.

The Pro Client

For more information, see Using the Pro Client of Elvis 5.

The Brand portal

This application has limited features and is perfect for general use.

The Brand portal

For more information, see Using the Brand portal of Elvis 5.

The Basic Web client

This application has limited features and is perfect for general use.

Important: The Basic Web client has been deprecated since Elvis 5.9 and superseded by the Brand portal. Users of the Basic Web client in Elvis 5.9 to 5.14 are advised to use the Brand portal in favor of the Basic Web client.

From Elvis 5.15, the Basic Web client has been disabled and fully replaced by the Pro client and the Brand portal. The functionality that is available in these two applications fully replaces that of the Basic Web client.

Please note that due to various security issues that exist within the Basic Web client, we recommend to no longer use it.

Should you decide to still want to use the Basic Web client in Elvis 5.15 or higher, it can be enabled by setting the following option to true in the cluster-config.properties.txt file:

basicWebClient.enabled=true

The Basic Web Client

For more information, see Using the Basic Web Client of Elvis DAM.

Shared Links page

When a file is shared with other users, they access these files through the Shared Links page.

Viewing a Shared Link

Open-source clients

Open-source clients perform a specific role:

  • Approval tool. Allows users (external customers, attendees to a meeting) to assign a rating to images, videos and other content. This functionality is provided through a bundled plug-in.

The Approval tool

  • Download portal. Used for distributing content. It can be connected to a content delivery service such as Akamai or Amazon CloudFront to provide fast downloads across the globe. This functionality is provided through a bundled plug-in.

A download portal

  • Live feed. For use on wall-mounted screens in publishing environments to show new material that is being received or to display what is being worked on at the moment. This functionality is provided through a bundled plug-in.

The live feed.

  • Syndication site. An image and video oriented distribution or 'stock photo' site. It allows searching, filtering, previewing and buying material. This functionality is provided through a bundled plug-in.

DAM photo

Features per application

The following table shows a general overview of the features that are available in each application:

Note: This list is not complete, use it as a reference only. The availability of a feature for a user is also influenced by the type of license used, the user type that is assigned and permissions that are set up.

Feature Basic Web Client Brand portal Pro Client Shared Links page
Logging in / Logging out Yes Yes Yes -
Searching Yes Yes Yes -
Filtering Yes Yes Yes -
Previewing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Downloading Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sharing Yes Yes Yes -
Opening for editing (checkout) - - Yes -
Deleting - - Yes -
Rating - - Yes -
Requesting upload - - Yes -
Thumbnail view Yes Yes Yes Yes
List view - - Yes -
Filmstrip view - - Yes -
Edit metadata - - Yes -
Versioning - - Yes -

Legend: Yes = feature is supported. - = feature is not supported.

Accessing an application

An application is accessed by doing one of the following:

  • Pro Client: enter the following address:

<Elvis DAM Server URL>/app

  • Brand portal: enter the following address:

<Elvis DAM Server URL>/app

Example: http://www.elvis.com/app

After logging in, one of two things will happen:

  1. When you have a Basic user license, the Brand portal will immediately appear.
  2. When you have a Standard or Pro user license, or when you are a Super user, the Pro client appears. Click your avatar and from the menu choose Brand portal.

The Brand portal option in the Pro client menu

  • Basic Web Client: enter the following address:

<Elvis DAM Server URL>/web

  • Shared Links page: use the link that was generated by Elvis (it is typically distributed by e-mail).
  • Open-source Client: use the link that was provided to you.

Supported Web browsers

For an overview of the supported Web browsers, see Supported Web browsers for the Elvis 5 Web Client.

Document history

  • 6 October 2016: Added statement that the Basic Web client has been disabled since Elvis 5.15.
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