Posts tagged "AEM"

CQ Tips and Tricks #4 – Switching SiteCatalyst Reporting Suite at runtime based on host

Recently I was configuring a new CQ install and we needed to switch SiteCatalyst reporting suites based on the host the application was running on.

The way we ended up doing this was by adding some custom javascript in the General SiteCatalyst Settings section of the framework.

//check for|qa| or prod

Here is a screen shot for reference.

CQ Tips and Tricks #3 – Getting a service from JSP

This is just a quick little example of my two favorite ways to grab a service in a JSP page.

adaptTo is super handy

<%@taglib prefix="sling" uri=""%>
<sling:defineObjects />

<%@ page session="false" import=""%>

    UserManager userManager = resource.adaptTo(UserManager.class);

see this page for more details on Adaptors make sure what your trying to adaptTo is mapped correctly. For example in this case I went from Resource to UserManager not all classes support AdaptTo.

Another simple way it to get a service is using the slingScriptHelper

<%@taglib prefix="sling" uri=""%>
<sling:defineObjects />
<%@ page session="false" import=""%>

    RequestResponseFactory requestResponseFactory = sling.getService(RequestResponseFactory.class);

CQ Tips and Tricks #2 – Handy Urls

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the handy URL’s found in the CQ 5.5 – 5.6 platform.  This is my short list of clipboard handy URLS.


/crx/explorer/index.jsp  – CRX explorer

/crx/de/index.jsp – CRXDE Lite url

/libs/cq/search/content/querydebug.html – Query debug tool

/libs/granite/security/content/admin.html – New user manager standalone ui  [5.6 only?]

/libs/cq/contentsync/content/console.html – Content sync console

/system/console/bundles – Felix web admin console

/system/console/jmx/com.adobe.granite.workflow%3Atype%3DMaintenance – Felix web admin console JMX / Workflow maintenance tasks

/system/console/jmx/com.adobe.granite%3Atype%3DRepository – Felix web admin console JMX / Repository maintenance tasks

/system/console/depfinder – This new 5.6 tool will help you figure out what package exports a class and also prints a Maven Dependency for the class.

/libs/granite/ui/content/dumplibs.rebuild.html?rebuild=true – Helpful link for debugging caching problems. Wipes the clientlibs and designs and forces it to rebuild it. Thanks to Mark Ellis for this link.

/system/console/adapters – This link shows you the Adapters are registered in the system. This helps you figure out what you can adaptTo() from resource to resource.

/libs/cq/compat/components/ntupgrade.html – This link allows you to update Node Types in the system. Thanks Tamer. – Link to the external interface for the CQ Package Share.

http://localhost:4502/crx/explorer/diagnostic/prof.jsp – Shows you the built in profiler

http://localhost:4502/system/console/profiler – Shows you the built in profiler


wcmmode=DISABLED – This handy publisher parameter turns off CQ authoring features so you can preview a page cleanly
debugClientLibs=true – This will help to debug clientLibs includes

If you have more handy URL’s and or parameters that you think others should know about please comment on this blog entry and I will add them to the list.