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What's new in Alfresco Content Services

See what's new in this Alfresco Content Services 5.2 release.

Alfresco Content Services is the new name for Alfresco One. For most people the Alfresco Share web app is still how they'll work with Alfresco Content Services. You'll see a new sign in screen and some other small changes throughout Share.

You can follow our latest updates at Alfrescodocs.

For everyone

For admins and developers

Drag and drop folders

You can now drag and drop folders from your computer straight into Alfresco Share. Any files or sub-folders in dropped folders will also be added, so you can add a complete hierarchical structure. Drag and drop isn't available in all browsers - we recommend using with Google Chrome or Firefox. See drag and drop folders.

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Easier way to delete sites

Site managers have a new option to quickly delete a site from anywhere in that site.

See Deleting a site for more.

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Search scope options

When you're in a site and start a search you have a new option to choose whether to search just the site you're currently in or across the whole repository.

See Searching in Alfresco Share for more.

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Search term highlighting

When you search, the term you searched for will be highlighted in the search results.

Search term highlighting

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Choose site homepages and remove the dashboard

You can now choose whether the landing page for individual sites is the dashboard, the document library, the wiki, the calendar, or another feature. You can even remove the dashboard altogether from a site.

See Choosing a site homepage for more.

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Select and action multiple search results

In the Search Results screen you can now select multiple search results and choose options such as copying, moving, deleting, and downloading as a zip file.

See Search results for more.

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Enhanced join site requests

Site managers can now quickly view and approved all pending site requests to join a moderated site. Email notifications keep them informed of all new requests.

See Approving users to join a moderated site for more.

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Create links to content between sites

When you select to copy a file or folder, the new Create Link feature gives you the option to create a link to it from another location in Alfresco Share. This means that rather than having multiple copies of the same content, you can link to a single piece of content from multiple locations.

See Creating links to content for more.

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Easier access to the Admin Console

You can now access the Admin Console straight from the Share Admin Tools.

See Using the Admin Console for more.

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New Support Tools

There's a new range of Support Tools to help you monitor your system and diagnose performance, communication, and memory issues. You can also export information and reports for further analysis, or to send to the Alfresco Support Team.

See Using the Admin Console for more.

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Trashcan Cleaner

You can now add a scheduled job that will empty your Alfresco trashcan according to your configuration.

See Configuring the Trashcan Cleaner for more.

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Encrypted subsystem properties

You can now encrypt subsystem properties like the LDAP bind password and SMTP password in the configuration files.

See Encrypting properties for more.

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Alfresco Search Services with Solr 6

Alfresco Content Services 5.2 now supports Solr 6, although Solr 4 remains the default search server.

See Configuring Alfresco Search Services for more.

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New sharding methods

When an index grows too large to be stored on a single search server, you can distribute it across multiple search servers using new Solr 6 sharding methods.

See Solr 6 sharding for more.

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New REST APIs

This release includes an updated release of the REST API Explorer to navigate the new REST APIs. The new public v1 REST APIs introduce features for managing nodes, people, sites, shared-links, as well in-built queries and new advanced search API. This is in addition to existing collaborative features, such as favorites, comments, ratings, tags and activities.

See REST API for more.

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Brute force attack mitigation

Alfresco Content Services 5.2 provides basic out-of-the-box protection against brute force attacks on password logins.

See Mitigating brute force attack on user passwords for more.

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New configuration properties

You now have additional configuration properties for configuring Alfresco Content Services 5.2.

See New Alfresco Content Services configuration properties for more.

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Securing Alfresco Content Services components

After you have installed Alfresco Content Services 5.2, you can consider some best practices to secure the Tomcat web server, PostgreSQL database, and LibreOffice.

See Securing Alfresco Content Services components for more.

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Alfresco SDK 3.0

Alfresco SDK 3.0 is a major update to the SDK and provides several improvements on the previous SDK releases.

See Alfresco SDK 3.0 for more.

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