Public links allow users to share assets with external people who do not have permission to download the assets. This functionality provides an unsigned public link to any pre-generated file rendition of an asset. Sitecore Content Hub can auto-generate a publicly accessible link to all the existing renditions of an Asset.
Public links can be generated for individual assets or multiple assets.
On the Content page, select the asset or assets to be shared.
Select the action icon.
Click on Create Public Links.
The Public links creation page opens.
Click on the calendar icon and select a date for the link to expire on.
The expiration date for the Public Links can be set, but it is not mandatory so if no date is selected here then the link will never expire.
The type of Rendition is a mandatory field. Any common rendition of the selected assets can be chosen. The available renditions are shown in the dropdown.
There is an option to create another public link via the Add Link button.
The selection of the asset can be kept or cleared, once the Public link has been created. If everything is correct and then proceed to creating the link by clicking on Submit.
The Public link creation job is begun. A new page will open showing the job being processed.
Once this job has been completed, each of the selected assets will have a new public link.
Clicking on the Public link icon will display the public link (the icon shows the count of existing public links for this asset).
Click on Copy Link to copy the link.
Public links can be also be generated from the Asset operations toolbar in the Asset detail page.
This icon will open a list of Public links, to create a new Public link by click on the + icon.
The relative URL can be entered which will amend the URL created to include this.
- The expiration date for the Public Links can be set, but it is not mandatory so the link will never expire.
- The type of Rendition is a mandatory field. Any common rendition of the selected assets can be selected. The available renditions are shown on the dropdown (as shown above).
The Public link is then created.
Any image in a layered file format, such as .ai, .psd or .pdn, will not offer Conversion or Transformation functionality in their original format. However, as Preview and Thumbnail will be rendered in .png so Conversion or Transformation functionality is supported.