CI HUB Connector

CI HUB simplifies your asset workflows by connecting your favorite creative apps such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Microsoft Office 365 to the NetX DAM and many other cloud storage, content management, and stock image providers.

  • Search, browse, and place assets from multiple sources into your projects or documents
  • Upload, download, and transfer assets between different sources
  • Relink assets from different sources with a single button
  • Save new versions of assets and projects back to NetX
  • Drag and drop asset metadata into styled content
  • Switch between high and low resolution of placed assets
  • Quickly build catalogs with InDesign Data Merge

Supported apps and platforms

The CI HUB connector supports the following apps and asset sources:

Productivity apps Asset sources
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe InCopy
Microsoft Office 365 Excel
Microsoft Office 365 Word
Microsoft Office 365 Powerpoint
Microsoft Office 365 Outlook
Figma
Sketch
Wordpress

Installing CI HUB

Before using the CI HUB connector, you'll need to register for a CI HUB account and download the connector. To create an account, go to CI HUB's website and submit the user registration form. If you have a license key from your organization, enter it in the registration form.

Once your CI HUB ID has been created, you will receive an email with a link to activate your account and set your password. You can download and install the CI HUB Connector directly from Adobe Exchange, Microsoft AppSource, Google Workspace Marketplace, Figma or Sketch.

Connecting to Adobe Creative Cloud

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  1. After installing the CI HUB extension, open the Adobe CC app of your choice and select Window > Extensions > CI HUB.
  2. Log on to CI HUB using your CI HUB ID and password.
  3. Open the Connections list in the CI HUB panel and click the Add new connection button. Click Show all to expand the list and scroll down to locate NetX. Check the Visible box to add the connection. Click the X button to close the list and click Add new connection again. This time, select NetX from the shortlist.
  4. Enter your NetX site URL e.g. https://mysite.netx.net and click Login. Note: if you are using a SAML account to log into NetX, you must authenticate to the site in your browser separately before attempting to connect CI HUB. 
  5. When prompted, click Allow to grant CI HUB access to your NetX site
  6. After you have finished authenticating, return to your Adobe app. NetX collections and folders will be displayed in the CI HUB panel.

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Connecting to Microsoft 365

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  1. After installing the add-on via AppSource, open the Microsoft 365 app of your choice and select the CI HUB icon from the toolbar.
  2. Log on to CI HUB using your CI HUBID and password.
  3. Open the Connections list in the CI HUB panel and click the Add new connection button. Click Show all to expand the list and scroll down to locate NetX. Check the Visible box to add the connection. Click the X button to close the list and click Add new connection again. This time, select NetX from the shortlist.
  4. Enter your NetX site URL e.g. https://mysite.netx.net and click Login. Note: if you are using a SAML account to log into NetX, you must authenticate to the site in your browser separately before attempting to connect CI HUB.
  5. When prompted, click Allow to grant CI HUB access to your NetX site.
  6. After you have finished authenticating, return to your Microsoft app. NetX collections and folders will be displayed in the CI HUB panel.

Connecting to Figma, Sketch, Wordpress

Check out CI HUB's tutorials for instructions on installing CI HUB into Figma, Sketch, or Wordpress.

Saving your connections profile

Each Adobe and Microsoft app requires a new connection to CI HUB. Once you have set up your connections, you can save them into a profile so that you don't have to recreate them again when you switch applications. To do this, select the "Save connections" button in the Connections menu. If you want to load your local connections again, select the "Load profile" button and enter your password to re-establish the connections.

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Using CI HUB

To learn how to use CI HUB, see the CI HUB User Guide and the CI HUB Academy.

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