Configuring Alfresco subsystems
An Alfresco subsystem is a configurable module responsible for a sub-part of Alfresco functionality. Typically, a subsystem wraps an optional functional area, such as IMAP bindings, or one with several alternative implementations, such as authentication.
Within Alfresco, you can transform a document from one format to another. This feature requires you to install OpenOffice.
The synchronization subsystem manages the synchronization of Alfresco with all the user registries (LDAP servers) in the authentication chain.
Configuring file servers
The File Server subsystem allows access to the Alfresco data stores through the SMB/CIFS, FTP, and NFS protocols. This allows you to browse to the repository using Windows Explorer or by creating a Network Place.
The email subsystem allows you to configure the outbound and inbound SMTP email settings to interact with Alfresco.
Configuring IMAP Protocol support
IMAP protocol support allows email applications that support IMAP (including Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and so on) to connect to and interact with Alfresco repositories.
Configuring system properties
The sysAdmin subsystem allows real time control across some of the general repository properties. The sysAdmin subsystem replaces the RepoServerMgmt management bean.
Setting up Alfresco authentication and security
The first time you access a vanilla Alfresco installation through Alfresco Explorer, Alfresco identifies you as a ‘guest’ user. You can identify yourself as another user by clicking the Login link and entering a new user name and password in the Login window. If you log in with the credentials of a user with administrator privileges (Alfresco uses admin as the default user name and password), you can use the Administration Console to create additional users and assign them passwords.
Backing up and restoring
This section describes the process for backing up the Alfresco content repository. It assumes that the various binaries (operating system, database, JDK, application server, and so on.) and configuration files (operating system, database, JDK, application server, Alfresco, and so on) are being backed up independently.
Exporting and importing
This section describes how to export and import information from a repository, and then import that information into either the same or another repository.
Setting up Alfresco multi-tenancyAlfresco supports a single-instance, single-tenant (ST) environment where each tenant (for example, customer, company, or organization) runs a single instance that is installed on one server or across a cluster of servers.
Auditing AlfrescoAlfresco provides the ability to audit activity. This section describes how Alfresco generates, stores, and retrieves auditing information.
Deploying from AVM
Deployment provides a framework for pushing content from an AVM authoring environment into another environment. For example you can push out content to a flat file system, to be served up by Apache or IIS, or to another instance of Alfresco.
Administering Explorer from the Administration Console
The Administration Console enables Alfresco administrators to create and manage users and groups, manage categories, import and export spaces and content, and perform other administrative tasks from within Alfresco Explorer.
Share Admin Console
The Admin Console enables Alfresco Administrators to create and manage both users and groups from within Share. It also provides the functionality for setting application preferences. Only those users who are members of the group ALFRESCO_ADMINISTRATORS have access to the Admin Console.