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Alfresco Content Connector for AWS S3

Install Content Connector for AWS S3

Use this information to install and configure the Content Connector for AWS S3 as an alternative content store.

Using an Alfresco Module Package (AMP), the connector supplies a new content store which replaces the default file system-based implementation for the standard and (optionally) the deleted content stores. The content store implementation is responsible for reading and writing content streams using the S3 API, however, in order to improve performance a local Caching Content Store is used which uses the local disk to cache recently-used content items.

Note: By default the module configures the caching content store to use a maximum of 50 GB of disk, with no limit on individual file sizes.

Prerequisites

There are a number of software requirements for installing Content Connector for AWS S3 version 2.3.

Alfresco requirements

Java requirements

  • OpenJDK 11.

AWS related requirements

In order to use the S3 Connector, you will need an AWS account so that you can configure the S3 Connector successfully.

Summary of features

If you want to use the functionality introduced in S3 Connector 2.0, you can configure the following:

If you want to use the functionality introduced in S3 Connector 2.1, you can configure the following:

Installing

These steps describe how to install the Content Connector for AWS S3 to an instance of Alfresco Content Services.

The S3 Connector is packaged as an Alfresco Module Package (AMP) file.

Note: Ensure that you don’t start Alfresco Content Services before installing the S3 Connector AMP.

  1. Go to the Alfresco Support Portal.

  2. Download the alfresco-s3-connector-2.3.x.amp file.

  3. se the Module Management Tool (MMT) to install the AMP into the repository WAR (alfresco.war).

    For more information, see Using the Module Management Tool (MMT) and Installing an Alfresco Module Package.

  4. Check that the configuration is set up correctly for your environment.

  5. Start Alfresco Content Services.

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