Alfresco is preconfigured with a set of system configuration parameters. Many of the system configuration parameters are completely exposed as properties, which you can configure for your specific environment requirements.
System path conventions
When using the Alfresco documentation, there are a number of conventions for common system paths.
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.
You can use configuration files to customize Alfresco Share, in order to meet your organization's requirements.
Configuring file servers
The File Server subsystem allows access to the Alfresco data stores through the SMB/CIFS and FTP protocols. This allows you to browse to the repository using Windows Explorer or by creating a Network Place.
Use this information to configure email services, including inbound and outbound email, subscriptions, and email clients.
You can transform a document from one format to another using the LibreOffice subsystem. This feature requires you to install LibreOffice.
Alfresco uses ActiveMQ for message queuing with various products, for example Alfresco Analytics and Alfresco Media Management.
Configuring Smart FoldersSmart Folders organize your content so that you can store files across your organization, but view them based on information requirement, not location.
Content modeling with Model Manager
Model Manager allows you to create and manage your own custom models in Alfresco Share. This is a user-friendly tool that enables you to add custom types, aspects, and properties to your models. Alfresco provides several out-of-the-box content models for specifying the core content types in the repository.
Configuring Alfresco Mobile
Alfresco Administrators can easily define the experience for their Alfresco Mobile users by choosing what each user sees in the Alfresco Mobile menu.