Create a Public Collection

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After creating a collection, you can make it public to share with external users. You can only make a collection public if you have the specific right to do so. Public collections can be shared with external users. If someone has the URL to a Public Collection, they do not need to log into a Bynder account. You can make a collection public by creating and sharing an online link. This way, external users can view and download the original assets and the available derivatives.

If you would like public derivatives to be available by default, please contact your Customer Success Manager to learn more about enabling this feature.

Learn whether search engines can index Public Collections.

Who can create a public Collection?

Users with the following permissions can create a public Collection

  • Publish collections online
      • If you want to make an online collection available to open asset bank users, ensure that the user has the Allow access to online collection permission.

Create a Public Collection 

  1. Navigate to your Portal.
  2. Create a Collection.
  3. Navigate to your Collections Tab>  My Collections.
  4. Click f89c9351-9798-4147-8c13-6ac4b21ae002.
  5. Click Publish online. Screenshot 2024-02-06 at 2.05.08 PM.png
  6. A new window will pop up. Here, you can see the generated custom Collection URL you can Copy and share with Bynder and non-Bynder users.
  7. Click the Copy Link.Screenshot 2024-02-06 at 2.05.52 PM.png
  8. Click Done.
  9. You can view all Published online collections under your Collections tab > Published Online. 


You can change the thumbnail of your Collection. 

Remove Public Link from a Collection

  1. Navigate to your Portal.
  2. Hover over the Collection you would like to remove the Public link from.
  3. Click f89c9351-9798-4147-8c13-6ac4b21ae002> View online link.
  4. A new window will pop up. Click the Remove online link.Screenshot 2024-02-06 at 2.24.56 PM.png
  5. A pop-up message will appear at the bottom left-hand corner of your window, confirming that the Collection is no longer available online.Screenshot 2024-02-06 at 2.23.00 PM.png
  6. If you previously shared the generated public link for this collection and a Bynder or Non-Bynder user tries to access the Collection, they will see an error (see below) and will not be able to access the assets in the Collection.

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Share or Publish Collections with Smart Filters

By default, (smart) filters and search bars are unavailable in a public collection. However, these items can be made available so that external users can easily search and filter assets. Metaproperties that are set to Hide the Public will still show as a filter in the public Collection.

How to enable this feature in your portal?

Contact your Customer Success Manager to enable this feature in your portal and any associated costs.

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