You can subscribe to an external catalog and thus create a read-only copy of an externally published catalog. You cannot modify a subscribed catalog.


  • This operation requires the rights included in the predefined Organization Administrator role or an equivalent set of rights.

  • The system administrator must grant your organization permission to subscribe to external catalogs.
  • If you are using SSL, you can test the connection to the subscription URL and establish a trust relationship. See Test the Connection to a Remote Server and Establish a Trust Relationship.


  1. In the top navigation bar, click Libraries and in the left panel, select Catalogs.
    The list of catalogs appears in a grid view.
  2. Click New to create a new catalog.
  3. Enter the name and, optionally, a description of the catalog.
  4. Select to subscribe to an external catalog and provide the subscription URL.
  5. Enter the optional password to access the catalog.
  6. Select whether you want to automatically download the content from the external catalog.
  7. Click OK.