Magnolia Connect 2.0


Magnolia:connect is a Magnolia extension which allows you to embed assets from CELUM DAM directly into your Magnolia CMS pages.

1. Installation


  • Make sure Remote SDK is installed and activated


  • Add the brix external Maven Repository to your Magnolia Maven project:
    <name>brix external repository</name>
  • Add your credentials for the brix external Maven Repository (delivered by brix IT Solutions) to the server section of your Maven settings.xml:
  • Add the celum-dam-connector module as a dependency in your Magnolia Maven project:
  • Build your Magnolia webapp with Maven and deploy it

2. Configuration

Add the following configuration to the config.yaml, config.xml or JCR


type: String, required: yes

Your license key for the module (provided by brix)


type: String, required: yes

Remote SDK Client ID

Can alternatively be a path from the passwords app, e.g. /celum-credentials/clientId


type: String, required: yes

Remote SDK client secret

Can alternatively be a path from the passwords app, e.g. /celum-credentials/clientSecret


type: String, required: yes

Remote SDK server secret

Can alternatively be a path from the passwords app, e.g. /celum-credentials/serverSecret


type: Integer, required: yes

The ID of the CELUM node, which serves as the root for Magnolia:Connect. All assets which are assigned to this node or its sub-nodes will be available in Magnolia.


type: List of Integers (comma-separated), required: no

A comma separated list of IDs of the information fields which should be loaded with the asset. Also see Asset Metadata.


type: Integer, required: no

For performance reasons you can limit the number of assets which should be loaded with each request.

3. Usage

Once the module has been installed you can add assets to the website and/or apps by using the default DAM link field.

    class: info.magnolia.ui.field.LinkFieldDefinition
    buttonSelectNewLabel: Select new ...
    buttonSelectOtherLabel: Select another ...
        appName: dam-chooser

Or using the dam link field with the dam chooser or adding your own celum-chooser.

    $type: damLinkField
        appName: dam-chooser
      name: celum

3.1. Asset Metadata

It is possible to load and display CELUM information field values in your Magnolia components.

First you have to configure which information fields should be loaded with the asset with the property includedInformationFields (see Configuration section for details).

You can now call the method getInformationFieldValue(long informationFieldId) on the ch.brix.magnolia.celum.integration.model.CelumAsset instance, which should be available in your component model. This will return an instance of type ch.brix.magnolia.celum.integration.model.informationfield.value.CelumInformationFieldValue or null if the requested information field value is not available on the asset.


The type of the value property depends on the type of the information field in CELUM:

  • number => java.lang.Long
  • double => java.lang.Double
  • checkbox => java.lang.Boolean
  • date => java.util.Calendar
  • text / textarea => java.lang.String
  • localizedtext / localizedtextarea => ch.brix.magnolia.celum.integration.model.informationfield.value.LocalizedValues


  • dropdown => ch.brix.magnolia.celum.integration.model.informationfield.value.DropDownValue


  • nodereference => java.util.Set<ch.brix.magnolia.celum.integration.model.informationfield.value.NodeReference>


Instead of working with the typed value property you can also use the convenience methods getValueAsString() and getLocalizedValue(String localeCode) / getLocalizedValue(Locale locale). The getValueAsString() method will return a best-effort String representation of the value, while the getLocalizedValue() methods try to return the value in the specified locale – for unlocalized types (number, double, checkbox, date, text, textarea) they will return the same result as getValueAsString().

Compatibility Matrix

CELUM ContentHub Magnolia Magnolia Connect
20.9+ 6.2 4.5.0

Release Notes


  • Initial release for Magnolia 6.2