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Configuring Alfresco Share

Alfresco Share provides a rich web-based collaboration environment for managing documents, wiki content, blogs and more. Share leverages the Alfresco repository to provide content services and uses the Alfresco Surf platform to provide the underlying presentation framework.

A number of options are available to developers and administrators for configuring Alfresco Share to better fit into their environment. Many of these mechanisms are provided by the underlying Surf framework, therefore a knowledge of Surf is considered useful for anyone wishing to implement substantial customizations.

You can customize Share through configuration files. Extending Share through more advanced techniques in discussed in the Developing Share Extensions section.

The main aspects of Share that can be configured are:

  • General properties (for example port number, username and password)
  • UI Controls
  • Forms (custom types, built-in types, search, workflow)
  • Menu bar
  • Themes
  • Custom types and aspects
Note: Usually, once you have changed a configuration file, you will need to restart Alfresco for the changes to take effect.

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