YouTube Video

The YouTube plugins enable federated searches of YouTube videos directly from the Brightspot search panel. External content retrieved from a third-party repository can optionally be imported into Brightspot and used as any other asset. See Federated search and import for more information.

There are two YouTube plugins, a feature plugin and a content plugin. The feature plugin is required, as it provides federated searches of YouTube videos. These resources are retrieved in an external data type format, and can only be viewed in Brightspot as read only. If you want the capability to import external YouTube resources into Brightspot, the YouTube content plugin must also be enabled.

The YouTube plugins require the following:

  • Google enterprise account, allowing any editor to retrieve YouTube videos.
  • API Key to access the YouTube Data API. See the YouTube Data API Overview.
  • Optionally, a Channel ID if you want to restrict video retrievals by subject matter, such as your corporate communications channel. To obtain a channel ID, sign into your YouTube account and look up the channel ID in your advanced settings. If necessary, create a new channel.

Configuring YouTube

Administrators perform this task.

If your version of Brightspot is missing any of the following configuration options, contact your Brightspot developer.

To configure YouTube:

  1. From the Navigation menu, select Admin > Sites & Settings.

  2. In the Sites widget, click Global. The Edit Global widget appears.

  3. Under Main, under YouTube, set API Key. You can obtain your API key from the APIs & Services page on your Google account.

  4. (Optional) Set Channel ID.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Verify the plugin is enabled. In the search panel, in the Create widget, ensure you can select YouTube Video.