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Sarbanes-Oxley Act
The Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) is a U.S. law that was passed in 2002 to protect shareholders and the public from accounting errors and fraud in U.S. companies. For more information, see
An SDK (Software Development Kit) is a package of software or development tools that can be reused by developers to prevent duplication of effort and assist them in creating their application code.
Microsoft SharePoint is a web application platform and framework for collaborating and managing documents.
Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism
Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) is used by a client application to determine which authentication protocol a remote server supports. SPNEGO is a specification defined by IETF RFC 2478.
A site is a collaborative area in Alfresco Share for a unit of work or a project.
smart space
A smart space has rules defined for how the content is managed in that space. Typical rules include simple workflow, check-in/check-out, and versioning.
Apache Solr is an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. See for more information.
A space is a place in Alfresco Explorer to hold and organize content and other spaces. It can hold any type of content.
See Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism.
Spring is an open-source application framework for Java/JEE. The Alfresco repository uses the Spring Framework as the core foundation of its architecture. Includes Spring AOP, Spring MVC, Spring Webflow and Spring Security.
A store is a logical partition within the repository, grouped for a particular automated use. Each store contains a hierarchy of nodes with one root node.
Surf Platform
The Alfresco Surf Platform is a framework for web application and site assembly that bundles a full site construction object model and toolkit for building web applications.

The Surf Platform is built to be very lightweight and can be built as a standalone WAR file. It is designed from the ground up to stand alone within the Web Tier. It includes the Alfresco Web Script Runtime so that application developers can build components, pages, and templates using the rich scripting and FreeMarker templating processing capabilities of Alfresco within in the Web Tier.

The Surf Platform Freemarker Template and JavaScript API provides an extension to the existing Alfresco Freemarker Template and JavaScript API capabilities, including additional, root-scoped objects.

SurfBug is an Alfresco debugging tool built into Spring Surf that displays a variety of information about the various components on a Surf page. As well as providing a visual indication of component location on the page, information about each component is provided, including relevant file names, properties, IDs, and sub-component details.
SWFTools is a collection of utilities for working with Adobe Flash files (SWF files). The tool collection includes programs for reading SWF files, combining them, and creating them from other content (like images, sound files, videos or source code). Source: