Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Creating an Adobe Experience Manager 6.4 Project using Adobe Maven Archetype 13

You can create an AEM 6.4 project by using Adobe Maven Archetype 13. This development article walks you through creating an AEM 6.4 project by using Archetype 13 and explains the default AEM files and services. Using an Archetype 13 project, you are given a set of files to start with.

2 Pages

  • English and French pages with filler text

2 Templates

  • For homepage and content pages
  • Homepages are only allowed on top level, and content pages below
  • Built with HTL templates and simple server-side JavaScript logic

Example Components

  • helloworld: example of custom HTL component with SlingModels for the logic 
  • Core components - use of Core Components like text and image, and title 

Java examples
  • Models: Models for more complex business logic of components
  • Servlets: Rendering the output of specific requests
  • Filters: Applied to the requests before dispatching to the servlet or script
  • Schedulers: Cron-job like tasks

The following illustration represents a default AEM page that is created by the Archetype 13 project.



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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

April 2018: Ask the AEM Community Expert: Easy Access to Critical Information: Content Reports in AEM

As a content manager, you need data to manage the content development and maintenance process. This includes using Analytics to understand content effectiveness, identify stale content, measure productivity of content writers, and manage content translations. Perficient Digital contributed a new feature, Report Builder, to ACS AEM Commons. Learn how Report Builder allows Adobe Experience Manager administrators to create and execute reports on the content in Experience Manager, and how it helps content managers and administrators get their data with flexible, configurable reports.



Date: Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Time: 8:00 am PDT | 11:00 am EST | 8:30 pm IST

Duration: 60 Minutes

Playback at : https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/kt/eseminars/ask-the-expert/aem-content-reports.html


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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Creating your First Adobe Experience Manager 6.4 website using Editable Templates

In this Adobe Experience Manager 6.4 article, you are going to learn the process of starting with HTML and CSS and identifying how many templates and components are required. You will also learn how to identify audiences and promote reuse by:
  • Leveraging Editable Template Structures
  • Making use of core components
  • Understanding Template and Content Policies  
The following illustration shows the site that is created when you are done. 


The Experience Manager site created in this article uses editable templates, as shown in this illustration. 


The following list describes Editable Templates:

  • Can be created and edited by your authors.
  • Have been introduced to allow you to define the following for any pages created with the template: the structure,  the initial content, content policies
  • After the new page is created a dynamic connection is maintained between the page and the template; this means that changes to the template structure will be reflected on any pages created with that template (changes to the initial content will not be reflected).
  • Uses content policies (edited from the template editor) to persist the design properties (does not use Design mode within the page editor).
  • Are stored under /conf


NOTE: This document is going to be released in May 2018.

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Building Experience Manager Component using Granite/Coral Resource Types

When creating components for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.3/6.4, you use Granite/Coral resource types. These resource types are used in the component’s dialog. That is, the UI that makes up the dialog fields and lets an author enter information used by the AEM component.

Many AEM Developers are familiar with Classic UI xtypes based widgets such as text fields, path fields, drop-down fields, and so on. However, when it comes to working with the Touch UI, xtypes are not used. Instead resource types are used to build Touch UI component dialogs. This article helps you become familiar working with Granite/Coral resource types that can be applied in your day to day component development work.

This article teaches you how to build Experience Manager 6.4 components by using Granite/Coral data types such as:


  • granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/textfield
  • granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/textarea
  • granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/checkbox
  • granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/select
  • granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/radiogroup
  • granite/ui/components/coral/foundation/form/multifield

In addition, this article teaches you how to read the values that an author enters in a dialog using HTL, Java WCMUsePojo and Sling Models. Click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/aem64_coral_resourcetypes.html.


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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Integrating SAML with Adobe Experience Manager

SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) is a standard technology to provide authorization information between an IdP (identity provider) and SP (service Provider). SAML is a key technology to achieve SSO (Single Sign On) as multiple SPs can validate the authentication token provided by a single IdP.

In Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6.x, a SAML authentication handler is provided by default. So, you do not have to write a handler for authentication. This handler provides support for the SAML 2.0 Authentication Request Protocol (Web-SSO profile) using the HTTP POST binding.


To configure the SAML Authentication Handler, you need to perform these tasks:

  • IdP Post URL (On which the user is redirected to for one-time authentication)
  • SP ID (Your AEM instance is SP in this case).

A single IdP can have multiple SP entities and every SP entity can have a different redirect URL after successful authentication, hence it is recommended to have a SP ID. (This would be provided by the IdP entity).



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Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Creating a custom Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 Dynamic Participant step

You can develop a custom Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 (AEM) Dynamic Participant workflow step. A Dynamic Participant Step component is similar to Participant Step except the participant to which the workflow item is assigned is dynamically determined at run time. You create a Dynamic Participant workflow step by implementing ParticipantStepChooser.

When creating a Dynamic Participant Step, you can use application logic to determine to whom the workflow item is assigned. For example, your participant chooser can select the user that has the fewest work items. This article walks you through how to create a custom Dynamic Participant Step by using the AEM Workflow API and use it in an AEM workflow.

In this workflow example, content is reviewed using a custom Dynamic Participant Step.


To read this Experience Manager 6.3 article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/dynamic-steps-aem63.html.

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Monday, 5 March 2018

Ask the AEM Community Experts for March 2018: AEM Content as a Service: What, Why, and How?

Session Details
Join Praveen and Mahendra , two of our own Technical Consultants, top Adobe Experience Manager Community members who are also certified AEM developers, for a discussion about Introduction to AEM Content as a Service (CaaS).
Learn how to use OOTB exporters, create a custom exporter for the component and technique to consume the data in the custom apps. By joining this session, you will gain a better understanding of how to apply these techniques to your own Experience Manager projects for making content available when and where you need it for personalized experience, while maintaining brand consistency.

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I (Scott Macdonald) am a Senior Experience League Community Manager at Adobe Systems with 20 years in the high tech industry. I am also a programmer with knowledge in Java, JavaScript, C#,C++, HTML, XML and ActionScript. If  you would like to see more AEM or other end to end articles like this, then leave a comment and let me know what content you would like to see.


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