Posts Tagged ‘Author Instance in Adobe Day CQ5’


Like every product, AEM might also have some bugs/performance issues. These are solved by supplying hot fixes (simply like patches in Oracle WebCenter Sites) to the specific AEM version.

The Hot fixes for AEM 6.1 can be found at the below url

https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/kb/aem61-available-hotfixes.html

How to apply these AEM Hot Fixes?

The hot fixes can be applied either through the package share or manually.

AEM 6.1 introduced the concept of deploying the Hotfixes manually. We will now see how to deploy the downloaded hotfixes manually.

1.   Login to the server

2.   Stop the instance.

3.   Create a new directory called install in <path-to-installation>/crx-quickstart/ directory.

4.   Copy the downloaded hot fixes to the install directory.

5.   Restart the instance.

6.   Go to the package manager and check whether all the hot-fixes are installed properly or not.

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Below are the different logs which are generated by AEM. These logs can be found at <path-to-installation>/crx-quickstart/logs folder.

  1. access.log   –      All access requests to AEM WCM and the repository are registered here.
  2. audit.log      –      Moderation actions are registered here.
  3. error.log       –      Error messages (of varying levels of severity) are registered here.
  4. request.log  –      Each access request is registered here together with the response.
  5. stdout.log    –      Holds logging messages indicating events during startup.

In an AEM Instance,  error.log is the file which logs all the error messages. To change this file’s location and name, search for the below bundles in the AEM Web Console, and open them.

  1. Apache Sling Logging Configuration
  2. Apache Sling Logging Logger Configuration

AEM Web Console can be opened at  http:// :/system/console/configMgr

The log file location and name can be changed under the LOG FILE text field.


The basic facility that should be provided by a WCM is the ability to add content, save it, and make it available for public usage.

In Day CQ5, these actions can be performed on the AUTHOR INSTANCE.

WHAT IS AUTHOR INSTANCE?

An Author Instance is the facility provided by Adobe Day CQ5 for the content providers. The content providers (otherwise called as Authors) will login to this instance, and manage pages.

Like how we we have contributor interface in Oracle WebCenter Sites / Fatwire, similarly we have an Author Instance in Day CQ5.

What can be done using this Author Instance?

Author can do the following actions like:

  • Create Content
  • Save Content
  • Edit Content
  • Move Content
  • Delete Content, etc.