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Configuring server administration settings

The System Settings page shows your server settings, the Alfresco web application repository settings, and the Alfresco Share application settings.

  1. Open the Admin Console.
  2. In the General section, click System Settings.

    You see the System Settings page showing the details of your Alfresco installation.

  3. Set the Alfresco Repository Settings properties:

    These properties are read-only and are set in the alfresco-global.properties file only. See the properties starting with alfresco in sysAdmin subsystem properties.

    Alfresco Repository Settings property Example setting What is it?
    Repository Context alfresco This property specifies the context path of the Alfresco web application URL. The default value is alfresco. The context path is the path that is used by applications (for example, IMAP, SharePoint, and email) to access Alfresco. If you change this value, it must be defined with the same name as the Alfresco directory name specified by your application server. For example, if you are using Tomcat, this is the /webapps/alfresco directory in Tomcat, where alfresco is the name of the proxy server or specific server that you are using.
    Repository Hostname ${localname} This property is the host name of the Alfresco web application that is used by external applications. Alfresco attempts to auto-detect the host name in place of ${localname}. If auto-detection fails, ${localname} is replaced with the IP address.
    Server Allow Writes true Write access is permitted to the repository, as long as the Alfresco license is valid. When this property is set to false, the repository is in read-only mode.
    Protocol http This property is the protocol component of the Alfresco web application. The default is http. If you require HTTPS support you will need to configure this in the host application server.
    Port 8080 This property is the port number of the Alfresco web application URL that is resolved by external applications. The default is 8080.
  4. Set the Server Settings properties:

    Server Settings property Example setting What is it?
    Allowed Users   This property allows you to specify which users can log in. By default, all users can log in. Enter a comma-separated list of users to allow only those users to log in. If you do not include the administrator user setting up this list (that is, the current user), then this will added automatically.
    Maximum Users -1 The maximum number of simultaneous users allowed to log in. The default value -1 allows an unlimited number of users.
  5. Set the Share Application Settings properties:

    Share Application Settings property Example setting What is it?
    Share Context share This property sets the context path of the Share web application URL. The default is share. You can set this context to a name that is appropriate for your instance of Alfresco.
    Protocol http This property sets the protocol for the Share web application. The default is http. HTTPS support requires additional configuration within the host application server.
    Share Hostname 127.0.0.1 This property sets the externally resolvable host name of the Share web application URL. The default value is ${localname}.
    Port 8080 This property sets the externally resolvable port number of the Alfresco web application URL. The default is 8080.
    Site Public Group GROUP_EVERYONE This property is the name of the group that controls user to access Public sites. The default is GROUP_EVERYONE, which contains all users.
  6. Click Save to apply the changes you have made to the properties.

    If you do not want to save the changes, click Cancel.

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