Setting up MediaSpace

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This article describes how to set up content, galleries and channels, channel user permissions, and HTTPS for MediaSpace.

Setting up MediaSpace Content in the KMC

To set up a MediaSpace category tree in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, create a MediaSpace root category.
    1. Select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
    2. Click Add Category.
    3. On the New Category window, select the position of the root category and save your new category.
    4. In the New Category window, enter metadata for the new category and click Save.
  2. In MediaSpace, define the root category.
    1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Categories tab.
    2. Under rootCategory, select the category that you created, and click Save
  3. In the KMC, verify your root category and sub-categories.
    1. Select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
    2. Verify that the root category is displayed with new sub-categories.

      NOTE: The Archive category is reserved for future versions. 
      The Private category contains all content uploaded to the MediaSpace site that has not been published to galleries and channels. Do not change the Private category settings. Refer to How to add Entitlements to Categories.
  4. In the KMC, verify that the root category is assigned a Privacy Context. 
    A Privacy Context is defined during MediaSpace installation or using the KMC.
    1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
    2. In the Categories table, click the root category name.
    3. On the Edit Category window, select the Entitlements tab.
    4. Under Privacy Context Label, confirm that a value is displayed. 

Uploading MediaSpace Content

To upload initial content for MediaSpace in the KMC

In the KMC, select the Upload tab and then do one of the following:

  • Click Upload from Desktop.
    Use this option to upload a small number of files.
  • Under Submit Bulk, select Entries CSV/XML.
    Use this option to upload a large number of files. Using this option, you also import metadata such as categories and tags.

 To learn more about uploading and ingestion, refer to the Kaltura Management Console (KMC) User Manual.

Setting up MediaSpace Categories in the KMC

After you set up a MediaSpace category tree, you canyou can create categories and channels.

To learn more about Creating and Managing Content Categories, see see How to Create and Manage Content Categories?

To add MediaSpace categories manually in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
  2. Click Add Category.
  3. Add a category  under [MediaSpaceroot]>Site>Galleries, and save your new category.
    You can create up to seven levels of sub-categories.     

To create MediaSpace categories in bulk in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, select the Upload tab and, under Submit Bulk, select Categories CSV.
  2. Specify the path for the gallery categories under [MediaSpaceroot]>Site>Galleries.

To specify the order of MediaSpace gallery categories in the KMC

By default, categories in MediaSpace are displayed by creation date (the most recent appears last). To modify the gallery display order in MediaSpace, you specify the order of your gallery categories in the KMC.

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
  2. Click galleries in the Categories table to open the Edit Category window.
  3. On the Edit Category window, select the Sub Categories tab (displayed only when there is more than one sub‑category):
  4. Specify the order of the sub-categories using the Up and Down arrows, and click Save.
  5. Repeat for additional sub-category levels under galleries.

To set the owner of a category manually in the KMC

By default, categories in MediaSpace are added without an owner. To delegate the management of a specific category to a MediaSpace user and allow that user to configure that category and manage members, you should assign the appropriate MediaSpace user as the category owner.

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
  2. Search for the category that you want to set the owner for, and open the Edit Category window.
  3. On the Edit Category window, select the Entitlements tab. You will notice that the “Owner” is not specified.
  4. Click Change.
  5. Enter the user name or user ID of the appropriate owner for this category and click Save.

 

Assigning Content to you MediaSpace Categories

After your category structure is set up, you can assign content to your categories.

You can add entries to categories in the KMC on the Upload tab's Submit Bulk menu using the Entries CSV/XML option. Categories that do not exist are created when you submit the file. To display these categories in MediaSpace, specify the [MediaSpace Root]>site>galleries path.

To learn more about Assigning Content to Categories, refer to How to create Categories and Assign Entries to a Category.

To manually assign content to a MediaSpace category in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Entries tab.
  2. In the Entries table, select one or more entries and click Bulk Actions.
  3. Select Add/Remove Categories and click Add to Categories.
  4. On the Select Categories window, under the galleries category, select one or more categories and click Apply:
  5. In the Entries table, the entries are displayed for the category you used as a filter.

Also see Assigning MediaSpace Content to Categories.

To change an entry’s MediaSpace content owner in the KMC

Usually, the user who uploads content in the KMC is not the administrative content owner of the media entry. 

Adding Members and Contributors via the KMC

To add a user as a contributor to a MediaSpace gallery in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
  2. In the Categories table, click the category name.
  3. On the Edit Category window, select the Entitlements tab.
  4. Under Specific End-User Permissions, click Manage.
  5. On the Specific End-User Permissions window, click Add Users.
  6. On the Add Users window, under Permission Level select Contributor.
  7. On the Add Users window, under Select End-Users start typing a user name. A list of suggestions is displayed after you type the third character.
  8. On the Add Users window, select a user from the suggestion list and click Save
    In MediaSpace, the selected user will have the Add Media option for the specified gallery. 

Setting up MediaSpace Channels

Setting up MediaSpace channels in the KMC is similar to setting up categories. To learn about what’s unique for channels, see  Assigning User Permissions to MediaSpace Channels in the KMC.

Displaying Channels in MediaSpace

This section describes the following topics:

 

To add a link to the Channels page and My Channels in the top MediaSpace navigation

  1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Navigation tab.
  2. Under pre:
    1. In the type menu, select Channels Page or My Channels.
    2. In the name field, enter the label to display.
  3. Click Save to display the link in the top MediaSpace header menu. 

To add a link to My Channels in the header menu

  1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Headermenu tab.
  2. Under enabled, select Yes to enable the Headermenu module.
  3. Under menu:
    1. In the type menu, select My Channels.
    2. In the label field, enter the label to display.
  4. Click Save to display the link in the MediaSpace header menu. 

Associating Channels to Categories

When you create a channel, you can associate a channel to a category. When users navigate to a category page, they will be able to browse the media and also the channels associated with that category.

To enable associating channels to categories when creating a channel

  1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Channelcategories tab.
  2. Under enabled, select Yes to enable the Channelcategories module.
  3. Click Save. 

Setting Permissions for Creating a MediaSpace Channel

See Who can create a channel?

To define a user role with permissions to create a channel

  1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Channels tab.
  2. Under channelCreator, select one of the following roles, and click Save.
    • Sys Admin – Channels can be created only from the KMC by the KMC admin user.
    • viewerRole – All authenticated users
    • privateOnlyRole – All users with upload permissions
    • adminRole – All users with permission to upload and publish to categories
    • unmoderatedAdmin – All users with permission to upload and publish to categories and to bypass moderation (if moderation is enabled)
        

We do not recommend enabling a Viewer to create channels since Viewers cannot add content to channels they create.

When a user has permissions to create a channel, a Create Channel button is displayed on Channel Listing pages.

 

Assigning MediaSpace Content to Channels

To manually assign content to a MediaSpace channel in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Entries tab.
  2. In the Entries table, select one or more entries and click Bulk Actions.
  3. Select Add/Remove Categories and click Add Categories
  4. On the Select Categories window, under the channels category, select one or more categories and click Apply.
    In the Entries table, the entries are displayed when you filter for a category to which you assigned the entries.
    Also see Assigning MediaSpace Content to Categories.

Assigning User Permissions to MediaSpace Channels

To assign user permissions in bulk, use the End-User Entitlements CSV. To learn more about assigning end user permissions, refer to the Kaltura Management Console (KMC) User Manual.

To learn more about entitlement services and how they apply to MediaSpace permissions, refer to Introduction to the Kaltura Entitlement Infrastructure.

Assigning User Permissions to MediaSpace Channels in the KMC

By default, a channel that you create in the KMC is restricted to authorized users. Handling permission restrictions for channels is similar to the way you handle permissions for galleries. See Adding Contributors to MediaSpace Galleries.

In addition, you perform the following important flows related to channels in the KMC:

Assigning Managers to a MediaSpace Channel

To access channel settings in MediaSpace, a user must have Manager or Moderator permissions for the channel. To learn more about channel settings, refer to the Kaltura MediaSpace User Manual.

To assign a manager to a MediaSpace channel in the KMC

  1. In the KMC, select the Content tab and then select the Categories tab.
  2. In the Categories table, click the channel category name.
  3. On the Edit Category window, select the Entitlements tab.
  4. Under Specific End-User Permissions, click Manage.
  5. On the Specific End-User Permissions window, do one or more of the following:
    • In the user list, select one or more users and change the user permission to Manager.
    • Click Add Users.
      • On the Add Users window, under Permission Level select Manager.
      • On the Add Users window, under Select End-Users start typing a user name. A list of suggestions is displayed after you type the third character.
      • On the Add Users window, select a user from the suggestion list and click Save.

A MediaSpace end user who creates a channel can assign permissions, including adding managers and moderators.

Assigning User Permissions to a Channel in MediaSpace

Channel managers and owners can add members and change user permissions in MediaSpace.

To edit channel members and permissions in MediaSpace

  1. In MediaSpace, on the Channels page or your My Channels page, click a channel to open the channel page, and then click Actions and select Edit.
  2. On the Members tab:
  • To modify the member's permission level, next to the member's Permission column, click the Pencil icon, select a new permission, and click Done.
  • To remove the member from channel membership, click X icon.
  • To add a member and assign a permission level to the new member, click Add Member, enter a user name and select a permission, and click Add.

This operation is available to current owner only and will transfer ownership from you to selected member.

To learn more about editing channel users, refer to the Kaltura MediaSpace User Manual.

Setting up MediaSpace to Run on HTTPS

You can configure MediaSpace to run on HTTPS.

To run MediaSpace on HTTPS

Do one of the following:

  • Use HTTPS for login only.
    1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Auth tab.
    2. Under sslSettings, select Login only and click Save. 
    3. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Client tab.
    4. Under serviceUrl, enter an HTTP URL and click Save.
  • Use HTTPS for your MediaSpace site.

NOTE: To run MediaSpace on HTTPS, contact your Kaltura Project Manager or Account Manager for assistance. Do not attempt to run MediaSpace on HTTPS before consulting your Kaltura representative. Implement the following procedure when your Kaltura representative instructs you to do so.

    1. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Auth tab.
    2. Under sslSettings, select All site and click Save.
    3. On the Configuration Management panel of the Kaltura MediaSpace Administration Area, open the Client tab.
    4. Under serviceUrl, enter an HTTPS URL and click Save. 
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