Federated search and import

In addition to searching for items in Brightspot, you can perform a federated search for items from third-party services, such as Getty Images and YouTube.

Items you discover through federated searches are read-only. If you want to modify them, you need to import the items into Brightspot as described in the following procedure.

To perform a federated search:

  1. In the search panel, enter a search term, and select an external content type from the content-type filter. (If you don’t see the external content type or content provider you need, contact your Brightspot developer to add it.) Brightspot displays matching items.

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  2. Click an item. Brightspot displays the item in the content edit form along with associated metadata.

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  3. If you want to modify the item, import it into Brightspot by clicking Import.

The following table lists external data types from third-party repositories and the content types to which Brightspot converts them.

External Type Content Type
Getty Image Image
Giphy Image
Adobe Stock Image
Shutterstock Image
AP (Associated Press) Image
Vimeo Video
YouTube Video
Dropbox StorageItem
Box StorageItem
Google Drive StorageItem
Slack Any of the above content types, depending on the file type imported.

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