Accessing assets that are stored in Elvis 5
Working with the assets that are stored in Elvis includes tasks such as uploading new assets, searching for assets, editing assets, sharing assets with others, and more.
Accessing the assets to work on them in some way is done by using any of the following clients:
- Desktop client
- Pro client
- Brand portal
- Basic Web client 1
- Content Station App
- InDesign plug-in
- iPad app
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.
The Desktop client is the default application for working with assets that are stored in Elvis.
It is used for various purposes:
- System administrators use it to control to which assets each user has access to
- End users use it to work with the assets that are stored in Elvis
The Desktop client needs to be installed separately and is available for Windows and Mac OS X.
For more information, see Overview of the Elvis 5 Desktop client.
The Pro client is one of the ways of accessing Elvis 5 through a Web browser.
It gives users easy access to content that is stored in Elvis and because of its wide range of features it is perfect for both general and advanced use.
For more information, see Using the Pro Client of Elvis 5.
The Brand portal
The Brand portal is one of the ways of accessing Elvis 5 through a Web browser.
This application has limited features and is perfect for general use.
For more information, see Using the Brand portal of Elvis 5.
Basic Web client
Important: The Basic Web client has been deprecated since Elvis 5.9 and superseded by the Brand portal.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:
The Basic Web client is one of the ways of accessing Elvis through a Web browser.
It gives users easy access to content that is stored in Elvis and because of its limited features it is perfect for general use.
For more information, see Using the Basic Web client of Elvis 5.
Content Station client
Content Station is part of the WoodWing Enterprise workflow in which content is created, managed and published to multiple publishing channels.
The Elvis Content Station client combines the strength of both Elvis and Content Station: Elvis offers the interface to search and manage content while Content Station manages the publication workflow.
Assets that are found in Elvis can be immediately used in Enterprise by dragging them into Content Station, for example into a Dossier.
For more information, see Integrating Elvis 5 in Content Station.
The Elvis InDesign client is a plug-in that connects InDesign to Elvis Server. With it, you can perform the following tasks:
- Edit InDesign layouts containing links to Elvis 5
- Restoring an archived layout to Enterprise from Elvis 5 Server
iPad Review App
The Elvis Review App allows you to view, review, comment and approve assets on the iPad. It is available in the iTunes store.
- 6 October 2016: Added statement that the Basic Web client has been disabled since Elvis 5.15.