This section provides information on the mechanisms for configuring 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.
Runtime administration with a JMX client
By default, you can reconfigure Alfresco by shutting down the server, editing the relevant property in the configuration files, and then restarting the server. There are some support operations that can be performed on-demand at runtime without needing to restart the server.
Global properties file
The global properties alfresco-global.properties file contains the customizations for extending Alfresco.
Java command line
All the Alfresco properties can be set using the standard alfresco-global.properties configuration file. There may be circumstances where it is more convenient to change properties on the fly. The Java command line provides an alternative method of setting the properties.