.NET to Micro Focus Content Manager Integration

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

  

The connector makes Content Manager documents available to a large number of users while still enforcing security at a granular level. Document permissions are tightly controlled using Content Manager's in-built security model. Because the connector uses standard Content Manager web services the same security constraints can be imposed on web users as those in Content Manager itself. Uploading documents to Content Manager is easy. Information, images and video files can be uploaded, using one of the included web controls, directly to Content Manager 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 Content Manager 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 Content Manager is extensive. Why not contact us to see how our 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 Content Manager then access and distribution become a challenge.

This .NET to Content Manager integration expands the availability of information by integrating ASP.NET applications and websites with Content Manager 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 Content Manager helps organizations improve their document governance processes with the following features:

  • Content Manager document searches and view via .NET web controls
  • Upload documents to Content Manager with a .NET upload control
  • Update or delete Content Manager documents from .NET
  • Save completed .NET forms to Content Manager as PDFs
  • Save web pages or web forms to Content Manager as PDFs
  • Save files added to the Media Library into Content Manager
  • Control access with .NET roles or Content Manager permissions
  • Show documents in selected Content Manager containers 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 Content Manager web services there is no requirement to install additional functionality in Content Manager.

.NET to Content Manager 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 Content Manager web services to access the EDRMS. This means the security constraints are the same as those natively used by Content Manager. .NET to Content Manager provides a number of secure connection options:

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

 

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