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Content Services: Dependencies for indexing different types of content

Indexing of content in LiveCycle Content Services 9 depends on different LiveCycle ES2 components and services. Here are a few important prerequisites:

  • Indexing of PDF files (except for dynamic PDF forms) requires the Assembler service, which is part of all LiveCycle ES2 installations.
  • Indexing of dynamic PDF files requires LiveCycle Output 9. If Output is not installed, the FormDataIntegration service, available on all LiveCycle ES2 installations, is used instead. However, in such cases, for dynamic PDFs created in Acrobat, only the form data is indexed. The form design is left unindexed.
  • Indexing of Microsoft Word 2007/2010 files (.docx) requires PDF Generator 9 (the GeneratePDF service).

Additionally, files protected by LiveCycle Rights Management 9 are not indexed.

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Just-in-time provisioning of LiveCycle ES2 users

Beginning with LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 2 (9.0.0.2), LiveCycle ES2 supports just-in-time provisioning of users that don’t yet exist in User Management. Just-in-time (JIT) provisioning creates new users dynamically in User Management once an authentication provider has successfully authenticated their credentials. Additionally, relevant roles and groups are assigned on-the-fly to the new user.

We have published a new TechNote that you can read to understand and implement this feature. This TechNote discusses the following:

  • The need for JIT user provisioning
  • How to implement JIT user provisioning
  • JIT user provisioning: Behind the scenes
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LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 2 available for download!

We recently released LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 2 (SP2), a significant update to the LiveCycle server components. You can access the download page here. To download the service pack, you’ll need to log in using your Adobe ID and agree with the EULA.

The updated LiveCycle ES2 documentation is now live at the LiveCycle Developer Center. The Service Pack 2 ReadMe (PDF) describes how you can install the service pack. The ReadMe also lists the many customer-reported issues that were addressed in this service pack.

To review the Service Pack 2 release notes for LiveCycle components, see this page. A related announcement on the LiveCycle Product Blog is here.

Follow this blog to catch more updates and announcements from the LiveCycle documentation team.

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Content Services ES2: Improving performance

You can disable content indexing to improve Content Services ES2 performance. However, keep in mind that disabling indexing will also disable text-based search within new content. To disable indexing:
  1. In the adobe-contentservices.ear file, navigate to
    LiveCycle Content Services.ear/contentservices.war/WEB-INF/classes/alfresco/model and open the contentModel.xml file for editing.
  2. Locate the following line:
    <type name=”cm:content”>
  3. Set the index enabled and tokenized properties to false
  • Change <index enabled=”true”>  to <index enabled=”false”>.
  • Change <tokenized>true </tokenised> to <tokenized>false </tokenised>.
For additional performance improvements, you can disable the conversions required for indexing. To disable these conversions:
  1. In adobe-contentservices.ear, browse to 
    contentservices.war\WEB-INF\classes\alfresco\extension.
  2. Preserve a backup of the custom-metadata-extractors-context file.
  3. Delete this file from the EAR.
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Some new LiveCycle TechNotes

Here are a few new LiveCycle TechNotes that were published recently:

  • This TechNote describes how you can synchronize Tivoli dynamic LDAP groups with User Management in LiveCycle ES or LiveCycle ES2.
  • This TechNote may help if you’re encountering Process Management ES2 throughput issues for Oracle.
  • When an XDP form with relative references to images is rendered as an interactive PDF form through LiveCycle, and passed to the Output service for flattening or to the Assembler service for conversion to a PDF/A document, you may not have all of the images in the generated output. This TechNote lists a couple of workarounds for the issue.
To search for more LiveCycle TechNotes or TechNotes for other Adobe products, use the Only Adobe content option on the Search Community Help page.
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LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 1 available!

We recently released LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 1 (SP1), a significant update to the LiveCycle server components, LiveCycle Workbench ES2, and LiveCycle Designer ES2. You can access the download page here. To download the service pack, you’ll need to log in using your Adobe ID and agree with the EULA.

The updated LiveCycle ES2 SP1 documentation is now live at the LiveCycle Developer Center. The SP1 ReadMe (PDF) describes how you can install the service pack for LiveCycle ES2 server, Workbench ES2, and Designer ES2. The ReadMe also lists the 80+ customer-reported issues that were addressed in this service pack.

To review the SP1 release notes for LiveCycle components, see this page. A related announcement on the LiveCycle Product Blog is here.

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Updates to the install documentation

We updated the Installing and Deploying LiveCycle ES2 for JBoss (Single Server) guide recently to capture how to configure the JBoss Application Server to run as a service on Windows Server 2003 and 2008. While free tools to achieve this for 32-bit Windows/Java environments have existed for a while, you can now use the JBoss Web Native Connector for both 32-bit- and 64-bit environments.

We also updated the Prepare to Install/Upgrade LiveCycle ES2 documentation. The revised guides now explicitly mention support for JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 4.3, besides JBoss 4.2.0 and 4.2.1.

You can download the latest PDFs from the LiveCycle Developer Center.

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New admin guide for Content Services ES2 is live

The Administering LiveCycle Content Services ES2 guide is now available. The guide discusses the following administration activities, besides others:

  • Configuring the inbound and outbound email service
  • Monitoring Content Services ES2 using the Java Management Extension (JMX)
  • Estimating how many servers to use for running Content Services ES2

View this new guide here.

Also check out the following related Help:

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