System path conventions
When using the Alfresco documentation, there are a number of conventions for common system paths.
Alfresco is preconfigured with a set of system configuration parameters. Many of the system configuration parameters are completely exposed as properties, which you can configure for your specific environment requirements.
Using the Admin Console
The Admin Console application that gives you control over the management and settings of the Alfresco environment.
Configuring OpenOffice subsystem
Within Alfresco, you can transform a document from one format to another. This feature requires you to install LibreOffice or OpenOffice.org.
Alfresco uses ActiveMQ for message queuing with various products, for example Alfresco Analytics and Alfresco Media Management.
The synchronization subsystem manages the synchronization of Alfresco with all the user registries (LDAP servers) in the authentication chain.
The email subsystem allows you to configure the outbound and inbound SMTP email settings to interact with Alfresco.
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.
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.
Encrypting configuration properties
The alfresco-global.properties file holds configuration properties that contain sensitive information or passwords, such as db.password. This section provides information on the properties that are encryptable and the process to encrypt them using the Alfresco Encrypted Properties Management Tool.
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.
Configuring Alfresco Mobile
Alfresco Administrators can easily define the experience for their Alfresco Mobile users by choosing what each user sees in the Alfresco Mobile menu.