Where can you find everything you need to create an app using the new Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS 2015)? The DPS Portal, a cloud-based service that provides all the tools necessary to create and manage all the content and settings of a DPS 2015 app. Here’s an overview of what you’ll find when you sign into the DPS Portal.

Choose Account and Project

Users can use a single Adobe ID to work on one or more accounts or projects. Separate unique IDs are no longer required, as they were in the previous DPS version. When signing in using an Adobe ID, a user can choose which account to work in from the drop-down menu next to the user icon. Projects within the selected account can then be accessed from the Project drop-down menu.

DPS 2015 portal

Options in the Navigation Rail

The following options are available in the portal’s navigation rail. The navigation rail can be turned on and off by clicking on the icon in the top of the portal window. portal icon

Note: Some settings can be accessed and defined only by Master Admins or users assigned roles and permissions that allow them to do so.

  • Master Settings Verify an existing Adobe Analytics account or request a new Analytics Essentials account, define user roles and associated permissions, and create additional Account Admins who have all permissions and can create default roles.
  • Project Settings Create new projects and define settings for stores (iTunes, Google Play, Windows), enable and set up direct entitlement, choose to initially publish new content as free, and specify the number of metered articles users can view before being prompted to purchase or authenticate. Enter an Analytics report suite name, and define top-level nav collections.
  • Users Add users to a selected project and assign them roles defined within the Master Settings.
  • Content & Layouts Add and organize articles and banners, collections, cards, and layouts for a selected project.
  • Apps Build and manage iOS, Android, and Windows apps.
  • Notifications Create and schedule text notifications and background notifications for the selected project.
  • Products & Subscriptions When you publish a collection, the Product ID you specify is added to the Products & Subscriptions panel.
  • Analytics Access analytic reports generated for standard Analytics Essentials for Apps accounts or for Adobe Analytics premium accounts.
  • Support Provides support contact information, links to troubleshooting steps, and Adobe help documentation for Master Admins.
  • Folio Migration Tool Provides a method to migrate published DPS folios to new DPS 2015 collections.

Note: The DPS Dashboard is still used to publish content and access DPS services for Adobe Digital Publishing Suite apps.

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Posted by: Monica Murphy

Monica Murphy has worked in the publishing industry for over 30 years supporting publishing operations of various sizes. In her role as Technical Product Manager for Technology for Publishing, she shares her publishing application expertise supporting a broad range of publishing clients in InDesign best practices, cross-platform content workflows, and InDesign Template strategies. Her weekly tip and blog posts have a committed following in the InDesign community, and as a long-time participant in the InDesign pre-release community, she regularly analyzes and provides feedback for upcoming features. Monica manages the authoring and publication of Technology for Publishing’s handbooks on InDesign, InCopy, and other associated titles.