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What's new in Alfresco Content Services

See what's new in this Alfresco Content Services 5.2.7 release.

Alfresco Content Services is the new name for Alfresco One. For most people the Alfresco Share web app is still how they'll work with Alfresco Content Services. You'll see a new sign in screen and some other small changes throughout Share.

New/Improved for Alfresco Content Services 5.2.7 For everyone
New/Improved for Alfresco Content Services 5.2.1

For Alfresco Content Services 5.2.0

Java support

Alfresco Content Services 5.2.7 includes support for AWS Corretto 8.

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Drag and drop folders

You can now drag and drop folders from your computer straight into Alfresco Share. Any files or sub-folders in dropped folders will also be added, so you can add a complete hierarchical structure. Drag and drop isn't available in all browsers - we recommend using with Google Chrome or Firefox. See drag and drop folders.

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Easier way to delete sites

Site managers have a new option to quickly delete a site from anywhere in that site.

See Deleting a site for more.

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Search scope options

When you're in a site and start a search you have a new option to choose whether to search just the site you're currently in or across the whole repository.

See Searching in Alfresco Share for more.

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Search term highlighting

When you search, the term you searched for will be highlighted in the search results.

Search term highlighting

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Choose site homepages and remove the dashboard

You can now choose whether the landing page for individual sites is the dashboard, the document library, the wiki, the calendar, or another feature. You can even remove the dashboard altogether from a site.

See Choosing a site homepage for more.

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Select and action multiple search results

In the Search Results screen you can now select multiple search results and choose options such as copying, moving, deleting, and downloading as a zip file.

See Search results for more.

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Enhanced join site requests

Site managers can now quickly view and approved all pending site requests to join a moderated site. Email notifications keep them informed of all new requests.

See Approving users to join a moderated site for more.

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Create links to content between sites

When you select to copy a file or folder, the new Create Link feature gives you the option to create a link to it from another location in Alfresco Share. This means that rather than having multiple copies of the same content, you can link to a single piece of content from multiple locations.

See Creating links to content for more.

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Easier access to the Admin Console

You can now access the Admin Console straight from the Share Admin Tools.

See Using the Admin Console for more.

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New alfresco-pdf-renderer

Alfresco Content Services uses alfresco-pdf-renderer for creating document thumbnails and previews. It replaces the previously used PDF interpreter, Ghostscript.

See Installing alfresco-pdf-renderer for more.

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New Support Tools

There's a new range of Support Tools to help you monitor your system and diagnose performance, communication, and memory issues. You can also export information and reports for further analysis, or to send to the Alfresco Support Team.

See Using the Admin Console for more.

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Trashcan Cleaner

You can now add a scheduled job that will empty your Alfresco trashcan according to your configuration.

See Configuring the Trashcan Cleaner for more.

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Encrypted subsystem properties

You can now encrypt subsystem properties like the LDAP bind password and SMTP password in the configuration files.

See Encrypting properties for more.

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Alfresco Search Services with Solr 6

Alfresco Content Services 5.2.0 now supports Solr 6, although Solr 4 remains the default search server.

See Configuring Alfresco Search Services for more.

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Document Fingerprints

Alfresco Content Services 5.2.1 provides support for Document Fingerprints to find related documents. It is performed by algorithms that map data, such as documents and files to shorter text strings, also known as fingerprints.

See Document Fingerprints for more.

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New sharding methods

When an index grows too large to be stored on a single search server, you can distribute it across multiple search servers using new Solr 6 sharding methods.

See Solr 6 sharding for more.

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Improved eventual consistency

Alfresco Content Services 5.2.1 with the Solr subsystem does not include any transactional indexing. In other words, Alfresco removes the need to have the database and indexes in perfect sync at any given time and relies on an index that gets updated at configurable intervals (default: 15s) by Solr itself.

The index tracker takes care of polling for new transactions and proceeds to update its index. In this way, indexes will eventually be consistent with the database.

See Eventual consistency for more.

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Improved transactional metadata query

This section compares the query support provided by the transactional metadata query (TMDQ) and the Index Engine. Some queries can be executed both transactionally against the database or with eventual consistency against the Index Engine.

See Transactional metadata query for more.

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This release includes an updated release of the REST API Explorer to navigate the new REST APIs. The new public v1 REST APIs introduce features for managing nodes, people, sites, shared-links, as well in-built queries and new advanced search API. This is in addition to existing collaborative features, such as favorites, comments, ratings, tags and activities.

See ReST APIs for more.

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New Search API

The Search API provides access to the search features of Alfresco Content Services. The Search API accepts POST requests containing JSON structures, which follow Solr style request groupings. For example, the options required to control highlighting are grouped together.

See Search API for more.

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Upgrading from Alfresco Search Services 1.0.0 to Alfresco Search Services 1.1.0

You can now upgrade from Alfresco Search Services 1.0.0 to Alfresco Search Services 1.1.0
 with the Solr 6 search index server.

See upgrading Alfresco Search Services for more.

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Brute force attack mitigation

Alfresco Content Services 5.2.0 provides basic out-of-the-box protection against brute force attacks on password logins.

See Mitigating brute force attack on user passwords for more.

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New configuration properties

You now have additional configuration properties for configuring Alfresco Content Services 5.2.0.

See New Alfresco Content Services configuration properties for more.

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Securing Alfresco Content Services components

After you have installed Alfresco Content Services 5.2.0, you can consider some best practices to secure the Tomcat web server, PostgreSQL database, and LibreOffice.

See Securing Alfresco Content Services components for more.

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Alfresco SDK 3.0

Alfresco SDK 3.0 is a major update to the SDK and provides several improvements on the previous SDK releases. The documentation has been rewritten and restructured in line with this update.

See Alfresco SDK 3.0 for more.

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