Download Modal Component

  • Component title: Download Modal
  • Component group: Asset Share Commons - modals
  • Released with version 1.0.0
  • Last updated in version 1.2.0

Download modal component

Displays the modal used to download one or more assets.

  • The left portion of the modal displays the list (one or more) assets that will be downloaded as part of this operation.
    • Multiple assets can be downloaded via the Cart.
  • The original assets is included in the download zip via the Exclude Original Assets from ZIP File dialog configuration.
  • Users can select to include all renditions.
  • Users can select to include all (any) sub-assets.

The resulting download is a zip file (the zip file name can be authored via the dialog).


The Download Modal is authored by opening up the download action page (of Action Template type) via AEM’s Site admin.

Each download page should have exactly one Download Modal component.

This Download Modal action page must referenced from the Search page’s Page Properties.

Authoring view of the download modal - center

The modal displays the placeholder image when being authored.

Dialog / Labels

Labels dialog

The modal’s title.

Asset List Title

The title text to display above the list of assets to download.

Download Form Title

The title text to display above the download option check-boxes.

Cancel Button Label

The text for the button that closes the modal.

Download Button Label

The text for the button that lets users download the assets.

Dialog / File

File dialog

Exclude Original Assets from ZIP File (since v1.2.0)

Check to exclude original assets from the downloaded zip file. This applies for all uses of this Download modal.

ZIP File Name

The name of the zip file to download.

Technical details

  • Component: /apps/asset-share-commons/components/modals/download
  • Sling Model: N/A

The download functionality leverages AEM Assets servlet. To ensure this servlet is available, the following request path must be open (ie. not blocked via AEM Dispatcher filters).

HTTP POST /content/<ZIP File Name>.zip?licenseCheck=true&flatStructure=true&downloadSubassets=<true|false>&downloadRenditions=<true|false>

An ajax POST call is triggered to load the Download modal. The POST method is used to avoid a lengthy URI request calls with multiple asset path parameters. The ActionPageServlet is used to load the modal.