Brightspot CMS User Guide

Federated Search with YouTube


You can perform federated searches for videos in your YouTube account. If you have multiple YouTube channels and Brightspot sites, you can restrict an individual Brightspot site’s federated search to a specific Video channel.

To configure federated search with YouTube:

  1. Obtain your YouTube account’s API key. You can obtain the key from the Enabled APIs & services page on your Google account.
  2. Click menu > Admin > Sites & Settings.
  3. In the Sites widget, select Global. The Edit Global widget appears.
  4. Under Main, expand YouTube.
  5. In the API Key field, paste the API key from step 1.
  6. (Optional) If you want to restrict federated search to a specific YouTube channel, in the Channel ID enter the channel’s ID.
  7. To restrict a Brightspot site’s federated search to an individual YouTube channel, do the following:

    1. In the Sites widget, select the site for which you want to configure federated search.
    2. Under Main, expand YouTube.
    3. In the Channel ID enter the channel’s ID. The ID you enter here overrides the channel ID you set in step 6.
  8. Click Save.
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