AEM 6540 - Assets Dynamic Media Standalone Script to search Assets in Scene7


You have a AEM Dynamic Media instance and the requirement is to get list of all Image Sets in associated Scene7 account. The following standalone java program explores using the Scene7 wsdl IpsAPI to connect, search and fetch Image Sets

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1) Login to AEM CrxDe - http://localhost:4502/crx/de and get the Scene7 Company handle used in Dynamic Media configuration eg. /conf/global/settings/cloudconfigs/dmscene7/jcr:content

2) Open following AEM config page and from the list of scene7 endpoints get the one for your region (available in AEM DM configuration, step 1 above eg. northamerica-enterprise)


3) Get the Scene7 IpsAPI wsdl SDK from AEM installation launchpad, by looking for the bundle number folder, copy to your program classpath folder and rename bundle.jar to versioned jar name eg. cq-scene7-wsdl-1.3.2.jar

4) In your standalone program eg. SearchScene7Assets classpath add the following jars (available in Adobe Repo -


5) Add the following logic in standalone program SearchScene7Assets to connect to Scene7, get and parse search response

import com.scene7.ipsapi.AuthHeader;
import com.scene7.ipsapi.SearchAssetsParam;
import com.scene7.ipsapi.StringArray;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.ByteArrayRequestEntity;
import org.apache.commons.httpclient.methods.PostMethod;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;
import org.w3c.dom.NodeList;

import javax.xml.bind.JAXBContext;
import javax.xml.bind.JAXBException;
import javax.xml.bind.Marshaller;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPath;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathConstants;
import javax.xml.xpath.XPathFactory;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Map;

public class SearchScene7Assets {
    private static String S7_NA_IPS_URL = ""; //available in AEM http://localhost:4502/libs/settings/dam/scene7/endpoints.html
    private static String S7_COMPANY_HANDLE = "c|230095"; // available via api or in AEM /conf/global/settings/cloudconfigs/dmscene7/jcr:content
    private static String S7_USER = "";
    private static String S7_PASS = "";
    private static String STAND_ALONE_APP_NAME = "Experiencing AEM";

    public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
        AuthHeader authHeader = getS7AuthHeader();

        Marshaller marshaller = getMarshaller(AuthHeader.class);
        StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
        marshaller.marshal(authHeader, sw);

        String authHeaderStr = sw.toString();

        SearchAssetsParam searchAssetsParam = getSearchAssetsParam();

        marshaller = getMarshaller(searchAssetsParam.getClass());
        sw = new StringWriter();
        marshaller.marshal(searchAssetsParam, sw);

        String apiMethod = sw.toString();

        byte[] responseBody = getResponse(authHeaderStr, apiMethod);

        Map<String, String> imageSets = parseResponse(responseBody);


    private static void printImageSets(Map<String, String> imageSets){
            System.out.println("No imagesets in account - " + S7_COMPANY_HANDLE);

        System.out.println("Image Sets : ");

        for(Map.Entry entry : imageSets.entrySet()){
            System.out.println("    " + entry.getKey() + " - " + entry.getValue());

    private static Map<String, String> parseResponse(byte[] responseBody) throws Exception{
        Map<String, String> imageSets = new HashMap<String, String>();

        DocumentBuilderFactory factory = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();

        DocumentBuilder builder = factory.newDocumentBuilder();

        ByteArrayInputStream input =  new ByteArrayInputStream(responseBody);

        Document doc = builder.parse(input);

        XPath xPath =  XPathFactory.newInstance().newXPath();

        String expression = "/searchAssetsReturn/assetArray/items";

        NodeList itemList = (NodeList) xPath.compile(expression).evaluate(doc, XPathConstants.NODESET);

        for (int i = 0; i < itemList.getLength(); i++) {
            Node item = itemList.item(i);

            if(item.getNodeType() == Node.ELEMENT_NODE) {
                Element eElement = (Element) item;

                String handle = eElement.getElementsByTagName("assetHandle").item(0).getTextContent();
                String name = eElement.getElementsByTagName("name").item(0).getTextContent();

                imageSets.put(handle, name);

        return imageSets;

    private static byte[] getResponse(String authHeaderStr, String apiMethod) throws Exception{
        StringBuilder requestBody = new StringBuilder("<Request xmlns=\"\">");

        byte[] responseBody = null;
        PostMethod postMethod = null;

        try {
            HttpClient httpclient = new HttpClient();

            postMethod = new PostMethod(S7_NA_IPS_URL);

            postMethod.setRequestHeader("Content-Type", "text/xml");
            postMethod.setRequestEntity(new ByteArrayRequestEntity(requestBody.toString().getBytes()));

            int responseCode = httpclient.executeMethod(postMethod);

            if(responseCode != 200){
                System.out.println("Response code - " + responseCode + ", returning here...");

            responseBody = postMethod.getResponseBody();
            if(postMethod != null){

        return responseBody;

    private static AuthHeader getS7AuthHeader(){
        AuthHeader authHeader = new AuthHeader();

        authHeader.setFaultHttpStatusCode(new Integer(200));

        return authHeader;

    private static SearchAssetsParam getSearchAssetsParam(){
        SearchAssetsParam searchAssetsParam = new SearchAssetsParam();
        StringArray assetTypes = new StringArray();


        return searchAssetsParam;

    private static Marshaller getMarshaller(Class apiMethodClass) throws JAXBException {
        Marshaller marshaller = JAXBContext.newInstance(new Class[]{apiMethodClass}).createMarshaller();
        marshaller.setProperty("jaxb.formatted.output", Boolean.valueOf(true));
        marshaller.setProperty("jaxb.fragment", Boolean.valueOf(true));
        return marshaller;

6) Sample output running the program from a local JVM...

7) Same XML response, executing Scene7 API call...

8) Searching for ImageSets in Scene7 Interface...

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