A WAR file is a JAR file used to distribute a collection of files (JavaServer Pages, servlets, Java classes, XML files, tag libraries, and static web pages) that together constitute a web application.
Download the following file:
Specify a location for the download and extract the file.
You see the following directory structure:
alf_data amps amps_share bin licenses modules solr4 web-server
The Distribution zip also contains the following file:
The /alf_data directory contains the following directory:
This directory contains the following files:
File name Description browser.p12 The pkcs12 keystore generated from ssl.keystore that contains the repository private key and certificate for use in browsers, such as Firefox. CreateSSLKeystores.txt Contains instructions to create an RSA public/private key pair for the repository with a certificate that has been signed by the Alfresco Certificate Authority (CA). generate_keystores.bat Windows batch file for generating secure keys for Solr communication. generate_keystores.sh Linux script file for generating secure keys for Solr communication. keystore Secret key keystore containing the secret key used to encrypt and decrypt node properties. keystore-passwords.properties Contains password protecting the keystore entries. readme.txt Text file containing information about other files in a directory. ssl-keystore-passwords.properties Contains passwords for SSL keystore. ssl-truststore-passwords.properties Contains passwords for SSL truststore. ssl.keystore Repository keystore containing the repository private/public key pair and certificate. ssl.truststore Repository truststore containing certificates that the repository trusts.
The /amps directory contains the following files:
File name Description alfresco-share-services.amp Share Services AMP
The /amps_share directory is empty, but included for any Share AMP files that you install separately.Important: If you do not apply the Share Services AMP to the repository, Alfresco Share will not work correctly, and when you start up Share, you will see the message: Alfresco Community Edition is running without Share Services. See your System Administrator for more details.
The /bin directory contains these files:
File name Description Win32NetBIOS.dll These DLLs handle the connection between the native CIFS server and Alfresco Community Edition. Win32NetBIOSx64.dll Win32Utils.dll Win32Utilsx64.dll alfresco-mmt.jar Alfresco Module Management Tool (MMT). apply_amps.bat Windows batch file for Tomcat application server installs, used to apply all AMP files in the <installLocation> directory. apply_amps.sh Linux script file for Tomcat application server installs, used to apply all AMP files in the <installLocation> directory. clean_tomcat.bat Windows batch file for cleaning out temporary application server files from previous installations. clean_tomcat.sh Linux script for cleaning out temporary application server files from previous installations.The /modules directory contains the following directories:
platform shareYou can put simple JAR modules in these folders, and they are loaded when Alfresco Community Edition starts up. See Simple Module for more information.The /solr4 directory contains the following files and folders:
File or folder name Description /alfrescoModels This directory contains all the content models that come out of the box. Any new custom content model added are synced to this directory so that Solr 4 knows about it. /archive-SpacesStore Configuration directory for the archive core. /conf Contains configuration files. context.xml Configuration file specifies the Solr web application context template to use when installing Solr in separate tomcat server. /lib This directory contains extra libraries that Solr 4 loads on start up. These libraries are used to communicate by using CMIS, Alfresco data model or Alfresco Surf Web Scripts. log4j-solr.properties Configuration file for Solr 4-specific logging. solr.xml Configuration file which specifies the cores to be used by Solr 4. /templates /workspace-SpacesStore Configuration directory for the workspace core.
The /web-server directory has a standard Tomcat structure, including /shared and /webapps directories.
The /conf directory contains Catalina repository and Share xml files.
The /lib directory contains the PostgreSQL JDBC jar file.The /shared directory includes the Alfresco Community Edition configuration files:
File name Description /classes/alfresco-global.properties.sample The sample global properties file, which is used for configuration properties. /classes/encrypted.properties.sample A sample encrypted properties overlay file. /classes/alfresco Contains the directory structure for the configuration override files, including the extension, messages, and web-extension directories.The /webapps directory contains these files: File name Description alfresco.war The Alfresco WAR file ROOT.war Application for the server root share.war The Alfresco Share WAR file solr4.war The Solr 4 WAR file
Move the WAR files from /webapps to the appropriate location for
your application server.
For example, for Tomcat, move the WAR files to the <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps directory.Note: If you are using JBoss, you must customize the web.xml for all WAR files to include this code fragment:
<context-param> <param-name> org.jboss.jbossfaces.WAR_BUNDLES_JSF_IMPL </param-name> <param-value>true</param-value </context-param>This ensures that the JSF deployer in JBoss uses its own bundled JSF version.
Remove all directories in <TOMCAT_HOME>/webapps.
If you do not remove these directories, then the WAR files are not deployed when the server starts.
- Edit the /shared/classes/alfresco-global.properties.sample file with your configuration settings.
- Save the file without the .sample extension.
Move the alfresco-global.properties file to
For example, <TOMCAT_HOME>/shared/classes.