.NET to Content Manager Integration

Reading and writing Micro Focus Content Manager (aka HPE CM, RM, HP TRIM) information from external systems challenges technical teams despite the recent introduction of Version 9. FuseIT's secure integration makes life much easier for development teams who can use simple strongly typed objects to interact with CM. The complexities of the TRIM's REST API has been abstracted away so CM data can be made available to web users for review, manipulation, and processing.

The connector makes CM documents available to a large number of users while enforcing security at a granular level. Document permissions are tightly controlled using CM's in-built security model. Because the connector uses standard Cweb services the same security constraints can be imposed on web users as those in Citself.

Uploading documents to Cis easy. Information, images and video files can be uploaded, using one of the included web controls, directly to CM using a browser or mobile device. If your needs are complex, the connector’s open architecture makes it easy to extend the functionality provided. For instance, the connector could be used to expose selected CM files to external file handling systems.

FuseIT’s complimentary deployment assistance, from experts in both technologies, ensures a fast and smooth implementation. Upgrades and enhancements to the connector are available with FuseIT’s standard maintenance and support plan.

FuseIT's experience with ASP.NET and CM is extensive. Why not call and let us demonstrate how these solutions can solve your challenges.


What is the .NET to Content Manager Integration?

Customers and businesses expect immediate access to a range of information via a channel of their choice. If the information they need is contained in CM then access and distribution become a challenge.

This .NET to CM integration expands the availability of information by integrating ASP.NET applications and websites with CM to create a digital asset management system (DAM) solution for static and rich media resources while offering the essential functions like metadata search.

.NET to CM helps organizations improve their document governance processes with the following features:

  • CM document searches and view via .NET web controls.
  • Upload documents to CM with a .NET upload control.
  • Update or delete Cdocuments from .NET.
  • Save completed .NET forms to CM as PDFs.
  • Save web pages or web forms to Cas PDFs.
  • Save files added to the Media Library into CM.
  • Control access with .NET roles or Cpermissions.
  • Show documents in selected Ccontainers in .NET.
  • Manual or automated synchronization options.
  • Easily extend existing functionality if required.

The integration comprises a number of .NET libraries and web controls. Because it uses standard CM web services there is no requirement to install additional functionality in CM.

.NET to CM is typically deployed within the confines of an organizations network so is well protected by firewalls. A high level of security is enforced by only using standard CM web services to access the EDRMS. This means the security constraints are the same as those natively used by CM. .NET to CM provides a number of secure connection options:

  • Single Sign On with Active Directory credentials and Kerberos. 
  • CM credentials in the ASP.NET User Profile.
  • Login allowing CM access for the current session.
  • Restrict page access using ASP.NET roles.
  • Generic CM access using stored credentials.


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