Use the following methods to configure Alfresco:
- Alfresco Admin Console
- Share Admin Tools
- Editing the global properties
- Using a JMX client, such as JConsole
Alfresco Admin Console
The Alfresco Admin Console is an administrator's tool to manage your Alfresco configuration. You can run the Admin Console from a browser without having to start Alfresco Share. See Using the Admin Console for more information.
Share Admin Tools
Share Admin Tools is an administrator's tool to create and manage users and groups from Share, set application preferences, manage categories and tags, and browse the system information in the node browser. See Using the Share Admin Tools for more information.
Global properties file
The global properties file (alfresco-global.properties) is used by Alfresco to detect extended properties. For example, when you install Alfresco, many of the installation settings are saved in the global properties file. The global properties file is used by Alfresco to detect the extended properties. You can use the global properties to set all your property settings; whenever you make a change, you must restart the Alfresco server to apply those changes. See Using the alfresco-global.properties file for more information.
The JMX client allows you to edit the settings while the system is running. The settings you change are automatically persisted in the database and synchronized across a cluster. When you start up Alfresco, the system initially uses the alfresco-global.properties file to set the properties in the JMX client, but then any changes you make in the JMX client persist in the database but are not reflected back into the alfresco-global.properties file. See Using a JMX client to change settings dynamically for more information.