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Install Brightcove Sitecore connector 10.1 and above

Brightcove Sitecore connector 10.0 and below use the Media Framework which is depricated by Sitecore. Brightcove Sitecore connector 10.1 and above instead using the Data Exchange Framework
Before starting these steps, take a note of a few video pages in the environment you are setting up. That way you can refer to these pages after the upgrade to make sure these videos pages continue to work. Follow these steps in the following order. 

1. Install the Sitecore Installation package: Data Exchange Framework 6.0.0 rev. 01537 via Sitecore installation wizard. 

 2. For CM just package install would be sufficient (Takes around 30 min). For CD we would need to copy files (unzip the package and copy the files in the "Files" folder) over. 

 3. Run Cleanup script migration-cleanup.ps1 from root Sitecore site. This script is found in the full source code download of the connector. 

4. Install Brightcove Video connect package [example: Brightcove.Video.Connect.for.Sitecore-10.1.X-37]

5. Similar to previous data exchange, For CM just package install would be sufficient (Takes around 30 min). For CD we would need to copy files (unzip the package and copy the files in the "Files" folder) over. 

6. In Sitecore, Go to media library/Brightcove and create a new bright cove account 

7. Use these values to connect Brightcove to Sitecore . You can get this from your Brighcove account admin page -> API Authentication -> Add Application 

Account ID: 
Client ID: 
Client Secret: 

8. To configure Brightcove in Sitecore
a) Go to system/data exchange and create a tenant Note : Add/update Your account to the default tenant name while creating it. 
b) Click on the newly created tenant and enable admin permission as mentioned on the page 
Note: Only do steps 1) Create Brightcove Tenant and 2) Configure a Brightcove Endpoint 

9. Move the video items from old location to new location. This steps is assuming that you are upgrading from a Brightcove connector 10.0 or earlier. If not, you can skip this step
/sitecore/media library/Media Framework/Accounts/Your Brightcove/Media Content/2022
/sitecore/media library/Media Framework/Accounts/Your Brightcove/Media Content/2023
/sitecore/media library/Media Framework/Accounts/Your Brightcove/Media Content/2024 

/sitecore/media library/Brightcove/Your Brightcove/Videos/2022
/sitecore/media library/Brightcove/Your Brightcove/Videos/2023
/sitecore/media library/Brightcove/Your Brightcove/Videos/2024 

10. Search for video files in the following location: /Sitecore/media library/Brightcove/Your Brightcove/Videos 

11. Find a Video and play it by clicking on the "Preview" button in the Brightcove ribbon in Sitecore. 

12. Test out video pages to make sure they are working after the upgrade 

13. You can check if videos in Brightcove are coming into Sitecore by going to /sitecore/system/Data Exchange/Your Brightcove Tenant/Pipeline Batches/Pull Pipeline Batch and clicking on the "Run Pipeline Batch" button in the Data Exchange ribbon 

14. Lastly you can add Scheduled tasks in /sitecore/system/Tasks/Schedules that point to /sitecore/system/Tasks/Commands/Data Exchange/Run Selected Pipeline Batches Command 
and choose what pipelines you want to run (push, pull or sync) 

That's it. Happy Sitecoreing!


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