Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Munwar Shariff

By Munwar Shariff

The way to set up, use, and customise this strong, loose, Open resource Java-based company CMS

In element

Alfresco bargains precise firm content material administration (ECM) and aspires to be "Documentum speedy and free", and was once based via a former Documentum govt. Alfresco can shop quite a lot of electronic content material in versatile, shrewdpermanent "spaces". content material is offered via an online interface, shared community folders, FTP, WebDav, and different equipment.

Users can organize Alfresco to strategy content material in yes methods, in accordance with company principles and workflow necessities. it might probably additionally practice model keep an eye on to files instantly, making it effortless and secure to collaborate and replace files.

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

What you are going to examine from this e-book? This booklet will take you thru the whole cycle of making plans, imposing and customizing your ECM install. one of the themes lined are:

  • Working with clients and club bills, together with LDAP integration
  • Using Alfresco as a wise record repository; operating with computerized model monitoring and keep an eye on, 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 initiatives with company ideas and whole workflows
  • Working jointly utilizing Alfresco's collaboration and syndication positive aspects to create potent operating teams
  • Customizing the consumer interface, developing your individual dashboard layouts; featuring content material in customized methods appropriate on your business


Munwar Shariff is an skilled software program coach for CIGNEX Inc. He has proficient many clients, directors, and builders in Alfresco and lots of different platforms. This booklet distils the hands-on procedure of his education classes right into a concise, functional booklet. The emphasis is on getting up and working quick and learning the scope and gear of Alfresco incrementally via useful discovery.

Who this e-book is written for?

This e-book is designed for approach directors, skilled clients or builders who are looking to set up and use Alfresco of their groups or companies. simply because Alfresco is loose many groups can set up and test with its ECM positive aspects with none in advance rate, usually with out administration approval. The e-book assumes a level of technical self belief yet doesn't require expert sysadmin or developer talents to get a uncomplicated procedure up and operating.

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

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For example, an application like Adobe Photoshop can directly open and edit a file in the Alfresco content repository. This gives you the flexibility of using your own favorite editor to edit the content on the Alfresco server. Common Internet File System (CIFS): This helps you to map Alfresco content as your local file system folder. Web Services: Most of the ECM products that are on the market store content in a proprietary format, which is like a "black box". Alfresco content is stored as per the JCR (Java Content Repository‑JSR 170) open standards.

This will start the MySQL server and the Tomcat server. [ 34 ] Chapter 2 Restart Alfresco ECM - Community Network: Choose this option for stopping and restarting the Alfresco application. Alternatively, you can always start, stop, and restart the Tomcat application server and the MySQL database server manually, by going to their respective directories. It gives more control to the user. However, the service option and console option give batch files to perform the start/stop procedures in a consolidated way, relieving the user of any unwanted errors.

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.

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