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.
Within Alfresco, you can transform a document from one format to another. This feature requires you to install OpenOffice.
The synchronization subsystem manages the synchronization of Alfresco with all the user registries (LDAP servers) in the authentication chain.
Configuring file servers
The File Server subsystem allows access to the Alfresco data stores through the SMB/CIFS, FTP, and NFS protocols. This allows you to browse to the repository using Windows Explorer or by creating a Network Place.
The email subsystem allows you to configure the outbound and inbound SMTP email settings to interact with Alfresco.
Configuring IMAP Protocol support
IMAP protocol support allows email applications that support IMAP (including Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, and so on) to connect to and interact with Alfresco repositories.
Configuring system properties
The sysAdmin subsystem allows real time control across some of the general repository properties. The sysAdmin subsystem replaces the RepoServerMgmt management bean.
Setting up Alfresco authentication and security
The first time you access a vanilla Alfresco installation through Alfresco Explorer, Alfresco identifies you as a ‘guest’ user. You can identify yourself as another user by clicking the Login link and entering a new user name and password in the Login window. If you log in with the credentials of a user with administrator privileges (Alfresco uses admin as the default user name and password), you can use the Administration Console to create additional users and assign them passwords.
This section provides an overview on the Solr server and describes how to configure it.
Backing up and restoring
This section describes the process for backing up the Alfresco content repository. It assumes that the various binaries (operating system, database, JDK, application server, and so on.) and configuration files (operating system, database, JDK, application server, Alfresco, and so on) are being backed up independently.
Using the Bulk Import tool
The Bulk Import Tool provides a mechanism for bulk importing existing content into a repository from the Alfresco server's file system.
Creating and managing workflows
Alfresco comes with a set of predefined workflow definitions which can be used right out of the box. For more complex requirements, you can also create, deploy, and manage your own Activiti workflows.
Configuring templated nodes
Templated nodes allows for the storing of content templates in Alfresco repositories that users can then use to create content.
Managing content stores
This section gives an overview on the Content Store Selector and Caching Content Store, their properties, and configuration details with examples.
This section describes how to perform various migration procedures for Alfresco servers and databases.
Setting up Alfresco multi-tenancyAlfresco supports a single-instance, single-tenant (ST) environment where each tenant (for example, customer, company, or organization) runs a single instance that is installed on one server or across a cluster of servers.
Configuring the File System Transfer Receiver
The File System Transfer Receiver transfers folders and content from an Alfresco core repository (the DM) to configured targets using the Transfer Service, for example, a remote file system.
Auditing AlfrescoAlfresco provides the ability to audit activity. This section describes how Alfresco generates, stores, and retrieves auditing information.
Administering Explorer from the Administration Console
The Administration Console enables Alfresco administrators to create and manage users and groups, manage categories, import and export spaces and content, and perform other administrative tasks from within Alfresco Explorer.