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Deploying CM on production server

Experience Server Solutions QuickStart provides some sample collateral and creates some sample users so that developers can directly start using the OOTB reference application and make use of samples to know about and learn the product capabilities, *but* It is highly recommended to remove these sample assets and sample users when the solution is deployed on to a production server.

 

I will take you through the steps to remove:

1)      Sample assets from the system and

  1. By uninstalling them from package manager
  2. By Removing sample assets package from SQS

2)      Sample users from the system

  1. Removing sample users from CRX user administration
  2. modifying a configuration file

 

Removing Sample assets & sample users from a production system:

There are two ways to remove the sample assets from the system one can follow any way that suits them.

Steps to remove sample assets and sample users from a running server:

1.a. Removing Sample assets by uninstalling them from package manager [Please do not start SQS as a publish instance till the step it is specified to do so]

  • Go to http://[hostname:port]/crx  (on author instance)
  • Login as admin
  • Click Package Manager
  • Click on Package with name “cm-sampleassets.zip”
  • Click More dropdown in action bar (This action bar has other actions like Edit Build etc.,. , More option is in the right most area of this bar)
  • Click Uninstall
  • Click Uninstall again on confirmation dialog
  • Wait for sometime till you see a message like “Package uninstalled in <some>ms” in the Activity Log
  • Now if you log on to CM Manage Assets UI , you will not see any sample assets. If you are still seeing them then clear your browser cache and then try.

2.a Removing sample users from CRX user administration

  • Go to http://[hostname:port]/crx (on author instance)
  • Login as admin
  • Click User Administration
    • CM creates following users OOTB
      • Todd Goldman (tgoldman)
      • Caleb Lopez (clopez)
      • Gloria Rios (grios)
      • Frank Kricfalusi (fkricfalusi)
      • Jocelyn Robinson (jrobinson)
      • Heather Douglas (hdouglas)
      • In user administration dialog , Navigate to each of these users and click Remove user , Now if you try to log on to CM Manage Assets UI with any of the above usernames , You are not allowed to login

After completing steps mentioned in 1.a & 2.a , You can start the publish instance , Follow the steps mentioned above in 2.a and remove sample users from publish instance as well.

 

Now I will take you through the steps 1.b & 2.b in order to stop creation of sample assets and sample users by making some changes in SQS jar

Steps to remove sample assets and sample users from SQS when server is down (or not even started once):

1.b Steps to stop sample assets creation

  • Open SQS jar using a zip utility
  • Navigate to <SQS jar>\static\repository\install
  • Open solution-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip file
  • Navigate to solution-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip\ jcr_root\etc\packages\adobe\aep\solutions
  • Select samples-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip
  • Click Delete
  • Save the changes to jar
  • Re-open the SQS jar with any zip utility and validate that the samples-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip is not shown in the location from where you deleted it
  • This package creates sample assets , If we delete it we can stop the creation of sample assets on production system

2.b Steps to stop creation of sample users

  • Open SQS jar using a zip utility
  • Navigate to <SQS jar>\static\repository\install
  • Open solution-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip file
  • Navigate to solution-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip\ jcr_root\etc\packages\adobe\aep\solutions
  • Open template-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip
  • Navigate to template-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip \jcr_root\apps\solutions\cm
  • Edit CMGroupsAndUsers.xml to make following changes
    • Remove the below section from xml [Remove block and lines highlighted here]

 

  • Use the modified xml in template-correspondencemanagement-pkg-<version>.zip
  • Save changes to SQS jar
  • Re-open the SQS jar with zip utility and check that the changes to CMGroupsAndUsers.xml are properly saved

Now use this SQS jar to run author and publish instances , Sample assets and sample users will not be created after these changes

 

Note:

These steps are just to give an overview, Please do not follow them as is on any production server. Contact ADEP Engineering/Support/PS before you try these on a production system so that they can provide more and in-detail steps to achieve this, which best suits your deployment topology and any other specific needs.

ADEP CM : Documentation

 

Adobe® Digital Enterprise Platform (ADEP) offers an integrated set of capabilities and technologies that enable organizations to create Customer Experience Management solutions.

ADEP comprises of two servers :

  1. Document Server :  All the services related to documents and process (of earlier LiveCycle) are now part of ADEP Document Server
  2. Experience Server : All Solutions (applications) and content are part of Experience Server [ Solutions like CM & ICR used Alfresco based Content Services to store all the content in earlier versions , now they use Day's [now part of Adobe] CRX content repository to store all the content]

 

Architecture diagram :

For more information on understanding ADEP architecture refer documentation

 

 

Installation :

Installation of Experience server is as simple as a double click.

Refer to installation document for Experience Server for system requirements and installation steps and steps to configure Experience Server to work with Document server

You can watch following video for the same

 

Release Notes :

Before getting started with the ADEP CM , please spend sometime to go through Release Notes for known issues

 

API Reference Documentation :

What CM includes?
The following picture explains what CM includes :
Solution Guide :
The Correspondence Management Solution Guide provides guidelines to implement correspondence management solutions.
Developer Guide :
For developers who wants to extend the OOTB CM solution to add some new capabilities , they can go through Developer guide
Correspondence Management solution comprises of following three building blocks :
Click on above links for Technical guides of the CM building blocks

Adobe LiveCycle Rebranding

 

With the release of ADEP (Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform) Adobe is discontinuing the usage of LiveCycle brand name and will use the name of ADEP.

There are changes to various other products of LiveCycle , Here are a few :

  • Adobe Livecycle Enterprise Suite will now be called as ADEP
  • Solution Accelerators  -> Customer Experience Solutions
  • Correspondence Management Solution Accelerator -> Customer Communications Correspondence Management
  • Mosaic -> Composite Application Framework
  • Managed Review and Approval Solution Accelerator -> Integrated Content Review

If you are a customer of LiveCycle and/or Solution Accelerator(s) it is recommended to go through the FAQ

 

Customer Communications – Correspondence Management

 

What is Correspondence Management : Procedures established for systematic dispatch, receipt,filing, storage, retrieval, and disposition of communicationrecords. (source www.businessdictionary.com)

The Customer Communications Correspondence Management Solution (part of Adobe Digital Enterprise Platform ) streamlines personalized correspondence creation and management. It is an enterprise software for B2C , B2B , G2C applications. It can be used in wide array of industry sectors like BFSI and Government.

Correspondence Management Solution helps businesses & Governments meet all their correspondence management needs , both System generated correspondence like payment reminders , trade confirmations etc.,. and User Generated Correspondence like insurance policy , welcome kits etc.,.

It centralizes and manages the creation , assembly and delivery of correspondence, It helps organizations

  • Create personalized & tailored communications from predefined content to templates
  • Mitigate compliance and regulatory risk through usage of pre-approved content
  • Decrease IT dependency – Business users can create and manage correspondence templates, speeding up process significantly

 

Click here for more information on CC CM