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Useful Alfresco Resources

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Cesar Capillas Mar 14, 2017

One of the most frequently asked questions about Alfresco is what resources are the most helpful when starting to learn and developing with Alfresco. Today I'm going to complete an answer given in Featured Member questionary last December, with further details and links: https://community.alfresco.com/community/connect/blog/2016/12/06/featured-member-cesar-capillas Some basic and essential resources are Alfresco documentation, Community Forums, Alfresco Addons, and of course the well known,......

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Monitoring Alfresco in Nagios via OOTB support tools addon

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Cesar Capillas Mar 05, 2017

JMX information is available from Alfresco Enterprise 3.2, giving many possibilities to external monitoring tools like Nagios/Icinga for checking Alfresco variables. An example is the well-known Nagios/Icinga plugin for monitoring Alfresco......

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Custom search dashlet for Alfresco Share

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Cesar Capillas Feb 20, 2017

Today we rescue some parts of a useful code for a multi-purpose search dashlet for Alfresco Share. We developed it some time ago and some parts are still working in Alfresco 5. The dashlet allows to configure custom filters in user and site panel such as document type, custom type, multiple categories and tags, or/and document mimetype. ...

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Basic metadata to deal with document lifecycle status

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Cesar Capillas Feb 07, 2017

A basic customization to manage and visualize content lifecycle in Document Library may be done with a simple content model for document status. This basic customization for final users may be used with or without workflow tasks and it is document-centric (not in principle task oriented). The set of metatada for a custom zpm:statusable aspect may be defined for a document under certain folder via content rule, custom behaviour, or on demand adding the cited aspect in Manage Aspects action.......

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Public urls with expiration in Alfresco Share

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Cesar Capillas Jan 30, 2017

In the past, we published some blog posts about public shared content functionality in Alfresco Share, and the implications of having undesired and uncontrolled public content in production enviroments. ...

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OOTB Support Tools addon for Alfresco Community

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Cesar Capillas Jan 22, 2017

Yesterday I installed Order of The Bee support tools module for our Alfresco Community 5.1.e (201602GA), which is a very useful addon that provides additional administration, monitoring and profiling tools for Alfresco Community, similar to the Alfresco Support Tools addon for Alfresco Enterprise. It provides a set tools for monitoring active sessions such users connected to the repository or database pool connections, and system perfomance (CPU, JVM, number of threads). This is an essential......

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An Alfresco training pill for url shortening

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Cesar Capillas Jan 09, 2017

Today we publish a training pill from one of our Alfresco trainings, based in a previous recipe for creating a simple URL shortener for Alfresco Share.  The original code shows instructions for enabling the component: deploying dynamically a simple content model which defines a custom aspect and a custom property. creating a content rule for executing some javascript code for enabling the defined shortable aspect. an additional Apache rewrite rule is necessary for the URL shortener.  With......

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Configuring contentstore and SOLR indices in Alfresco 5

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Cesar Capillas Dec 27, 2016

In an Alfresco setup, we find important directories under alf_data (dir.root) in a default installation : /opt/alfresco51e /opt/alfresco51e/alf_data contentstore --> Alfresco binaries are located here contentstore.deleted --> Alfresco binaries at the final of the deletion lifecycle solr4Backup --> Alfresco Backups for SOLR indices (3 snapshots) solr4 --> SOLR indices In most cases, these directories are reconfigured: contentstore is a large scalable remote NFS drive, which is better mounted......

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Zylk.net and Alfresco Community in 2016

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Cesar Capillas Dec 25, 2016

For zylk.net, the participation in Alfresco Community was a mandatory aspect during 2016, being involved in several Community events. Sergio, Salek and me were in the BeeCon, the Alfresco Developer Conference, organized by The Order Of the Bee in Brussels, while David and me, were in Barcelona in the Alfresco Day. During this year, we shared the last releases for the free Alfresco addons in our corporate github, the "Edit online with Libreoffice", and the "Send Link by email" action. We......

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Sinadura 5 for Alfresco

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Cesar Capillas Nov 05, 2016

During the past months, we implemented a new version of Sinadura, our popular digital signature desktop client. One of the main new features of the version 5 is the addition to the main installer of a new mini-client designed for the web. This mini client was developed for the replacement of the java applet technology, by a protocol-based signature registered in your operating system. As you probably know, java applets are not supported in Chrome since one year ago, from Chrome version 45.......

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More about quick shared functionality in Alfresco

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Cesar Capillas Oct 25, 2016

Very related to the topic of the last posts, it is to disable quick shares in Alfresco via alfresco-global.properties: system.quickshare.enabled=false This hides the quick shared part in document details page of Alfresco Share, but it does not hide detailed metadata templates. Maybe the less intrusive way is just to add to your theme: /* Disables the Quick Share link both in documentlibrary and document-details pages */ .item-social a.quickshare-action { visibility: hidden; } If your......

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Virtual Folders for dealing with public documents in Alfresco 5.1

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Cesar Capillas Oct 23, 2016

In the last versions of Alfresco 5.1 EE and Alfresco 201602GA (5.1.e) CE, they were introduced the very promising so-called "smart folders". Smart Folders organize your content in a logical view via custom Alfresco FTS queries. Stored searches are shown in a folder tree, so that when a user opens a folder, a query is run and the results are displayed in a list. Files are also automatically classified when they are uploaded.  So let's start with a little example of using smart folders. There......

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Watching your Libreoffice process for Alfresco transformations

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Cesar Capillas Aug 16, 2016
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A usual question of final users is that their Office files are not being previsualized in Alfresco. This may be for some reasons like......

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My top Alfresco Addons

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Cesar Capillas Aug 04, 2016
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Recently we upgraded to Alfresco 201602GA (5.1.e CE) with all their new capabilities such as smart folders, new admin console or model manager. But once you installed Alfresco CE (or EE), you always need some extra Community power. This is a selection of our favourites for our Alfresco installations.   1. Javascript Console: Simply fantastic, essential plugin for administrators and developers in Alfresco installations.    https://github.com/share-extras/js-console   Also execute script addon......

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Change Alfresco ports in Alfresco 5

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Cesar Capillas Apr 26, 2016
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Sometimes we need to change the main ports of an Alfresco web application (i.e 8080 --> 9080), for example for running another Tomcat based app in your machine. This is a tip for Alfresco 5.x   Change 8080, 8443, 8009 and 8005 connector ports in $ALF_HOME/tomcat/conf/server.xml Change JPDA 8000 in  $ALF_HOME/ tomcat/bin/catalina.sh if used Change 8080, 8443 ports in $ALF_HOME/tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco-global.properties   alfresco.port=8080   share.port=8080   solr.port=8080  ......

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Share action to copy an Alfresco link in your email client

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Cesar Capillas Mar 30, 2016

Some time ago, we published an Alfresco addon for editing online with Libreoffice in Alfresco Share (via webdav protocol), in github. For this plugin, that works in Alfresco 4.x and 5.x versions, we need to register a protocol for using webdav url scheme (dav: or vnd.sun.star.webdav:) in our operating system. Recently, we made an update for Libreoffice 5.x in github.   Taking a similar aproximation, we developed another simple action for copying directly an Alfresco download URL via mailto:......

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How to avoid indexing full content in Alfresco

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Cesar Capillas Feb 04, 2016

To avoid indexing full content in Alfresco, we have different aproximations:   1. From SOLR point of view (tested in SOLR 1.4 and Alfresco 4.2.5):    In solrcore.properties (for workspace and archive store) set:    alfresco.index.transformContent=false alfresco.ignore.datatype.1=d:content   This is a general setup (for all content types).   2. From Filesystem Bulk Import and/or CMIS APIs point of view:    Add aspect cm:indexControl and use cm:isIndexed=true, and cm:isContentIndexed=false in......

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How to control public shared content in Alfresco

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Cesar Capillas Dec 14, 2015

Last day, I was asked for a client about how to control "public" shared content in Alfresco Share in a simple way. These are some of the ideas of the support conversation:   [me] First, just write in the Alfresco Share search box, the next querys. You should see your shared content.    ASPECT:"qshare:shared" ASPECT:"qshare:shared" AND @cm:creator:"ccl001" ASPECT:"qshare:shared" AND @qshare:sharedBy:"ccl001" ASPECT:"qshare:shared" AND @cm:modified:["2014-12-31" TO NOW] ASPECT:"qshare:shared"......

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How to deactivate metadata extraction in Alfresco

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Cesar Capillas Dec 03, 2015

This a simple tip for deactivating metadata extractors in Alfresco 4 and 5 (from Alfresco 4.1.4 and above)  When do you need this ? In a bulk filesystem import, you can lose performance in data injection due metadata extracters. When you have a huge repository with millions of documents, and you want to apply indexation policies to prevent a non-controlled indices growth. In alfresco-global.properties just type (and then restart the service): # pdfs extracter.PDFBox.enabled=false # office......

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Online edition with Libreoffice in Alfresco 5

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Cesar Capillas Nov 28, 2015

Last days I was asked for a tip (again) for enabling online edition via webdav with Libreoffice in Alfresco 5. It is tested with this setup: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (although it can work in other Linux) Libreoffice 4.2.8.2 (it comes with the Linux distro) Alfresco CE 5.0c && 5.0d (the jar is valid for Alfresco 4 too) Last versions of Firefox and Chrome So, in your Alfresco 5 server you need to download the jar file and copy in $ALF_HOME/tomcat/shared/lib directory, restarting alfresco service:  ......

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