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Alfresco Day Zero Configuration Guide

By default, Alfresco configuration is optimized for single user evaluation of Alfresco. This configuration minimizes resource usage at the expense of scalability (particularly scalability in the presence of large concurrent traffic volumes). Therefore, for any other use of Alfresco (including but not limited to QA, performance/scalability testing, production, production mirror, and disaster recovery), Alfresco strongly recommends that additional configuration be performed.

The Day Zero Configuration Guide describes the generally valid configuration steps that should be taken to achieve this, regardless of the specific Alfresco use case. It describes the steps to take before Alfresco is started for the first time, together with optional configuration and tuning to reach optimal Alfresco performance.

This document does not describe the full breadth of Alfresco configuration options that can be leveraged to scale Alfresco in use case specific ways, but aggregates a general set of recommendations from the official documentation in a one-stop-shop document. For additional documentation, see the rest of the product documentation, access the Knowledge Base through the Support Portal, or the Scalability Blueprint document.

Important: In Alfresco 5.0, SSL is not activated by default. It is strongly advised that you activate SSL. For more information, see Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and the Alfresco repository.

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