Create Your App
You can use Brightcove as a video data source with Amazon Creator. To configure Amazon Creator with Brightcove, you must have an active Brightcove account, with a valid account ID (also referred to as a "publisher ID"), client ID, client secret, player ID, and optionally Playlist reference ID. The following sections explain how to retrieve this information from Brightcove.
First, you must register a Brightcove application and then configure that application with certain permissions. The permissions allow Amazon Creator to play Brightcove videos from your account. When you register your app, you'll also receive your client ID and secret. To register a Brightcove application:
For your new application, type a Name (such as "Amazon Creator App"), a Short Description, and select an account for authorization. (You can choose these values as desired, as they won't be visible to customers.)
The application you're registering here is necessary to call the Brightcove APIs from Amazon Creator. For more details, see the "Creating client registrations" section in Managing API Authentication Credentials.
In the Exposed Brightcove APIs section, select the permission check boxes as shown in the following screenshot:
Specifically, select the following:
After you click Save, you're shown a client ID and client secret.
Copy the client ID and client secret and store them in a secure place. For example, open a text file on your computer and save this information there, as you will need it later when you configure Brightcove in Amazon Creator. After you copy the information, click OK, I copied it to close the "Copy Your Client Secret" dialog box. The dialog box closes and you're returned to the list of Brightcove apps for your account.
To get your account ID (also referred to as the "publisher ID"), in the upper-right corner, click ADMIN and select Account Information. Copy the long number (13 digits) under Publisher ID. Store this account/publisher ID in the same place you copied your client ID and secret.
You need to create and configure a new Brightcove player specifically for Amazon Creator:
In the upper-left corner (next to the Brightcove Video Cloud logo), click the drop-down menu and then select Players.
Note that the name of the drop-down menu defaults to whatever you last selected from its list of options. Initially, the drop-down menu is called "HOME." After you select "Players," the drop-down menu's name changes to "Players."
Copy the ID that appears below the player's name, and store this information with the other Brightcove information you retrieved in the previous section.
The Playlist Reference ID field filters playlists from your Brightcove account based on text matching. The Playlist Reference ID can be a prefix, postfix, or a part of the Brightcove Playlist Reference ID. As long as the reference ID contains the given matching text, the playlists corresponding to the matching reference IDs will be returned in results.
For example, suppose you have five playlists in the Brightcove account with Reference IDs "Travel123", "Travel456", "Travel0", "News123", and "News" respectively. For a given reference ID of "Travel", these playlists will be matched and used: "Travel123", "Travel456", "Travel0".
The Reference ID is not case sensitive. For example, a given input of "news" matches both "News" and "NEWS".
To edit the Brightcove Reference ID in Amazon Creator, click Manage Apps, and then click the Edit button next to "Source."
Now that you've retrieved your Brightcove client ID, client secret, account ID, player ID, and (optionally) playlist reference ID, as well as configured the right API permissions, you can insert this information into the corresponding fields when you Create an App in Amazon Creator.
This section lists troubleshooting information related to Brightcove configurations.
After you create your app, go on to Step 2: Preview Your App.
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