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Modifying Out-of-the-box Surf Web Scripts

Most of the Share UI functionality can be traced back to a web script in one place or another. Sometimes it is useful to be able to override the controller or template of one of these Out-of-the-box (OOTB) web scripts.
Extension Point Modifying Out-of-the-box Surf Web Scripts
Support Status Full Support via Surf Extension Modules
Architecture Information Share Architecture.

The preferred way of modifying out-of-the-box Surf Web Scripts is by using Surf Extension Modules to target the Web Script that should be replaced:

            <id>Customize a Web Script</id>
                    <targetPackageRoot>The path to the out-of-the-box Web Script you are overriding, such as org.alfresco.components.dashlets</targetPackageRoot>
                    <sourcePackageRoot>The path to your Web Script customizations, such as org.alfresco.tutorials.customization.webscript.controller</sourcePackageRoot>

The Web Script files in your package should have the same names as the original ones that you are overriding. The Extension Modules section has all the details.

Out-of-the-box Surf Web Scripts used to be overridden by putting the modified files under alfresco/web-extension/site-webscripts/org/alfresco/... directory using the exact same path. This approach is no longer needed.

Deployment - App Server
  • tomcat/shared/classes/alfresco/web-extension/site-data/extensions/ (Untouched by re-depolyments and upgrades)
Deployment All-in-One SDK project.
  • aio/share-jar/src/main/resources/alfresco/web-extension/site-data/extensions - Store extension modules here
  • aio/share-jar/src/main/resources/alfresco/web-extension/site-webscripts - Your Web Script overrides are stored here under a custom package path
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