Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Munwar Shariff

By Munwar Shariff

Tips on how to set up, use, and customise this strong, unfastened, Open resource Java-based firm CMS

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Alfresco deals real company content material administration (ECM) and aspires to be "Documentum quick and free", and used to be based through a former Documentum government. Alfresco can shop quite a lot of electronic content material in versatile, clever "spaces". content material is obtainable via an internet interface, shared community folders, FTP, WebDav, and different equipment.

Users can organize Alfresco to procedure content material in sure methods, in line with enterprise ideas and workflow necessities. it may additionally practice model keep an eye on to files instantly, making it effortless and secure to collaborate and replace records.

Alfresco is thought of as the main robust open-source company content material administration procedure. utilizing Alfresco, directors can simply create wealthy, shared content material repositories. This ebook indicates you the way to unharness this strength to create collaborative operating platforms on your company.

What you'll study from this publication? This booklet will take you thru the whole cycle of making plans, enforcing and customizing your ECM install. one of several subject matters lined are:

  • Working with clients and club money owed, together with LDAP integration
  • Using Alfresco as a sensible record repository; operating with computerized model monitoring and keep watch over, and having access to the repository from the internet, shared community folders, or FTP
  • Making content material effortless to discover utilizing seek, content material categorization, and metadata
  • Automating rfile administration projects with company ideas and whole workflows
  • Working jointly utilizing Alfresco's collaboration and syndication positive aspects to create powerful operating teams
  • Customizing the person interface, developing your individual dashboard layouts; proposing content material in customized methods suitable in your business


Munwar Shariff is an skilled software program coach for CIGNEX Inc. He has proficient many clients, directors, and builders in Alfresco and plenty of different platforms. This e-book distils the hands-on process of his education classes right into a concise, sensible e-book. The emphasis is on getting up and operating quickly and getting to know the scope and tool of Alfresco incrementally via sensible discovery.

Who this booklet is written for?

This ebook is designed for process directors, skilled clients or builders who are looking to set up and use Alfresco of their groups or companies. simply because Alfresco is unfastened many groups can set up and test with its ECM good points with none in advance fee, frequently with no administration approval. The ebook assumes a level of technical self assurance yet doesn't require professional sysadmin or developer talents to get a easy approach up and operating.

Alfresco is especially compatible for IT experts who wish or have to organize a versatile company content material administration method for his or her consumers, be that for demonstration, improvement, or as a mission-critical platform. This booklet will get you to that end result fast and successfully.

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However, you can still run Alfresco using the normal console option. Starting and Stopping Alfresco as a Console Application The options for starting and stopping Alfresco as a console application can be viewed by clicking Start | All Programs | Alfresco ECM - Community Network | Run Alfresco. The options there are discussed below: Stop Alfresco ECM - Community Network: This option is used to stop Alfresco. It stops the MySQL server and the Tomcat application server. Start Alfresco ECM - Community Network: Use this option to start the Alfresco as a console application.

Alfresco supports pluggable aspect-oriented architecture out of the box by leveraging the open-source standards such as Spring, Hibernate, Lucene, MyFaces, JSR 168, JSR 170, and JSE5. The Alfresco architecture supports high availability for mission-critical applications using clustering, fully distributed caching, and replication support across multiple servers. , and can integrate with any portal such as JBoss Portal, Liferay Portal, etc. In any enterprise, the amount of content you will manage will keep on increasing.

0 • JSR-223 Java Language Integration—Scripting for Java Platform Globalization Support If your enterprise has a global business model, it is very important for you to provide content in multiple languages. Most enterprises look beyond their geographic borders for new markets. The majority of the web users speak little or no English. Hence ECM systems should be designed with globalization in mind. Out of the box Alfresco supports major languages including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

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