This section describes how to configure and administer Alfresco.
Alfresco is preconfigured with a set of system configuration parameters. Many of the system configuration parameters are completely exposed as properties, which you can extend or override.
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.
Configuring OpenOffice subsystem
Within Alfresco, you can transform a document from one format to another. This feature requires you to install LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org.
The synchronization subsystem manages the synchronization of Alfresco with all the user registries (LDAP servers) in the authentication chain.
The email subsystem allows you to configure the outbound and inbound SMTP email settings to interact with Alfresco.
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.
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.