Thursday, 26 March 2015

Moving DAM Assets using the Adobe Experience Manager Granite AssetManager API

You can use the Adobe Experience Manager com.adobe.granite.asset.api.AssetManager API to manage your digital assets located in the AEM DAM. Using this API, you can perform tasks such as checking to determine if assets exist, moving assets, retrieving assets, and so on. For information about this API, see AssetManager.

This development article walks you through how to build a custom AEM service using the AssetManager API that copies a PDF document (the digital asset used in this example) from one DAM folder to another.


To read this development article - click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/graniteAPI.html.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Using Adobe Experience Manager Workflows

Workflows enable you to automate Experience Manager activities. Workflows consist of a series of steps that are executed in a specific order. Each step performs a distinct activity such as activating a page or sending an email message. Workflows can interact with assets in the repository, user accounts, and Experience Manager services. Therefore, workflows can coordinate complicated activities that involve any aspect of Experience Manager.

For example, a key application of Experience Manager is Web Content Management (WCM), which enables you to generate and publish pages to your website. This functionality is often subject to organizational processes, including steps such as approval and sign-off by various participants. These processes can be represented as workflows, which in turn can be defined within Experience Manager, then applied to the appropriate content pages.

Many useful workflow models are provided with Experience Manager. In addition, any number of custom workflow models, tailored to the specific needs of your project, can be defined using the Workflow console. A workflow is made of steps. Automated steps, also called process steps, can be defined by using either an ECMA script or a service (a Java class in a bundle). For information about creating a custom workflow step by using a Java service, see Creating custom AEM workflow steps that send email messages.


This article covers the following subjects:


  • Create an AEM workflow that activate AEM pages.
  • How to invoke the AEM workflow.
  • How to check if the workflow is successful.
  • How to invoke a workflow using workflow Launcher.
  • Workflow sessions.
  • Managing data in your workflow.
  • Monitor performance of workflows.
  • Managing workflow throughput.
To read this community article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/Workflows.html.


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Friday, 6 March 2015

March Session of AEM Ask the Community Experts

Join Scott Macdonad and Will McGauley for an in-depth view of working with AEM Workflows. Included in this session is different type of workflows you can create, building workflow models, how to create a custom workflow step, how to use Workflow launcher, and available workflow operations.




By attending this session, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to work with AEM workflows to address your business requirements.

The March session is Tues March 24, 2015 at 11 AM EST. To sign up, see: 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Building Secure Adobe Experience Manager Web Sites

You can create secure Adobe Experience Manager web sites that require users to login in order to view a site's content. AEM supports form-based authentication that requires a web site visitor to enter a user name and password, as shown in the following illustration.


AEM form-based authentication displays a login form (as shown in the previous illustration). When the user fills in the login form and submits the data, AEM stores the successful authentication in a Cookie or an HTTP Session. If the authentication is unsuccessful, then an error message is displayed.

By default, the URL of a form submission has to end with /j_security_check. That is, a login Form Action can POST to <anything>/j_security_check. For example:

<form action="${homePage.path}/j_security_check

The user name and password names must be j_username and j_password. For example:

<div class="form-group">
<label for="j_username">Username</label> <input type="text"
name="j_username">
</div>
<div class="form-group">
<label for="j_password">Password</label> <input type="password"
name="j_password">
</div>

To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/secure_sites.html.

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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Invoking AEM Sling Servlets using Apache HTTP APIs

You can invoke a Sling Servlet deployed within Adobe Experience Manager by using Java APIs located in the org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient package. This Java package contains classes that let you perform HTTP operations such as invoking a Servlet's doGet method. For information about this Java package, see Package org.apache.commons.httpclient.

Assume that you have a business requirement to invoke a deployed AEM Sling Servlet from another AEM service defined within an OSGi bundle. You can perform this use case by using a org.apache.commons.httpclient.HttpClient object.  


To read this development article, click: https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/HttpClient_AEM.html.

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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Creating Interactive Video Components for Adobe Experience Manager

You can develop a custom video component for Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) 6 that supports the ability to display information at specific time intervals. For example, assume that a marketing team wants to highlight or emphasize a product feature along with their product video. That is, to display text pointers or document links along with a webinar video. Given this requirement, you can develop an AEM video component that supports the following functionality:


  • Lets an author specify timeline point(s) of a video when content is displayed.
  • Lets an author specify the content what content to display.

The following illustration shows the custom interactive video component that is developed in this article.


To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/creating-interactive-video.html.

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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Creating an AEM project using Eclipse IDE

You can create an AEM application by using the Java Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). By building an AEM application using Eclipse, you can access features within the IDE such as code completion and the ability to remote debug the application. That is, you can set a breakpoint on a line of Java code used for an OSGi bundle and you can walk through the code to troubleshoot issues.

You can synchronize code (both Java code and JSP code) in Eclipse with the code in the AEM JCR. For example, assume that you have application logic in Eclipse that represents a JSP component. You can synchronize the code in Eclipse with code in the AEM JCR using the vault tool. That is, you can check in code you write in Eclipse into the AEM JCR. Likewise, if you make a change in AEM using CRXDE lite, you can checkout the code that results in the code in Eclipse being updated. To synchronize code, you configure the vault tool (this is shown later in this development article).

The following illustration shows application logic for an AEM application within Eclipse.


To read this development article, click https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/using/creating-aem-project-using-eclipse.html.

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