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:

  • Feature—This plugin provides federated searches of YouTube videos. These resources are retrieved as read-only and are not imported into Brightspot.
  • Content—Imports YouTube videos resources into Brightspot so you can add or change metadata.

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.

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  5. Click Save.

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

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