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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation

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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation

Overview of this book

Alfresco 3.0 has generated a lot of curiosity with its new content management features. Users have been waiting for a book that covers these concepts along with the security, dashboards, and configuration features of Alfresco 3. Alfresco 3 includes Alfresco Surf, a new N-Tier Architecture, which delivers scalability and accommodates more users on existing hardware resources. This new release also includes a draft implementation of the CMIS specification, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol support. The new multi-tenancy features enable Alfresco ECM to be configured as a single-instance multi-tenant environment. This well-crafted and easy-to-use book is a complete guide to implementing enterprise content management in your business using Alfresco 3. It covers the enhanced document management, a new web-based collaborative application called Alfresco Share, and various integration options with external applications. Alfresco 3 offers true Enterprise Content Management (ECM) by providing an open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum, and Interwoven. It is the most popular Java-based CMS with over 1.5 million downloads, 50,000 live sites, 74,000 community members, and with more than 150 application extensions in forge. This book guides you through creating smart, collaborative content repositories and shows how to use Alfresco 3 to create more elegant document sharing, better collaborative working, and reliable automated workflow processes. The book also explains how administrators can set up Alfresco 3 for multiple business units as a single-instance multi-tenant environment. Business users can leverage Alfresco Share, a new built-in web-based collaborative content management application bundled with Alfresco repository. It simplifies capturing, sharing, and retrieval of information across virtual teams. This book shows you how to unleash the power of Alfresco 3 to create collaborative working systems in your enterprise
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Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation
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Migrate existing users to Alfresco

If you are planning to migrate an existing application to Alfresco, you might want to migrate its existing users to Alfresco as well. If you use LDAP or an NTLM-based security model, you don't have to migrate the existing users to Alfresco. Instead, you can directly connect to those user sources from Alfresco. This model is always preferred, as you can manage users and groups at one centralized location, and can access the user information in many applications.

This is applicable if you are using Alfresco's out of the box security model.

Using command-line scripts for the bulk uploading of users

You can bulk upload users to Alfresco using command-line scripts. In order to bulk upload users, follow the steps given below:

  1. You have to create home folders for the users that you are importing. Create fredb and sues folders inside the User Homes space.

  2. Stop the Alfresco server.

  3. You have to create user data XML files in the /tomcat/webapps/alfresco/WEB-INF folder...