26 Jun

100 downloads in 6 weeks of A.A.A.R. v1.3


100 downloads in 6 weeks of A.A.A.R. v1.3

More than 400 downloads since the first launch             the 15-th of January 2013


Thank you to all the people from all over the world, participating with suggestions, questions and feedback.

Below some numbers… because we like data analysis. 😉

603 manual downloads*
242 A.A.A.R. on PostgreSQL downloads*
197 A.A.A.R. on MySql downloads*
12 Cloud version downloads

Please, don’t stop to contact me helping to make the solution more complete day by day… for you!


Francesco Corti

(*) Source: A.A.A.R. website site on Google code

19 Jun

News: CMIS Input plugin released in the official Pentaho marketplace

Do you want to extract informations from your ECM using a standard?

Do you want to know documents, types, metadata and everything is relevant from your Alfresco?

The CMIS Input plugin has been released in the official Pentaho Data Integration marketplace. Below the video showing the use of the marketplace from the Pentaho Data Integration (Kettle).

Pentaho marketplace

(Pentaho marketplace screenshot)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w96QLFzavtY]

(Matt Caster video)


06 Jun

How to activate IMAPS, the secure IMAP support on Alfresco

imap_serverStarting from Alfresco 3.2 the IMAP support has been introduced for accessing the Alfresco server. This a very interesting feature because make the users able to manage emails – and documents – directly from a mail client.

The IMAP support is extended with encryption  using SSL. Doing that, a secure communication can be achieved with a full IMAPS support.

Activating the IMAPS protocol in Alfresco is very easy, but in the real life, something should be changed in the official documentation. Waiting for the update of the official wiki we share the experimented way to do that.

As documented in the official wiki, the very first thing to do is to add some simple lines to the alfresco-global.properties file.


Unfortunately what is written about the keystore is not true in practice, and to set the proper SSL keystore in Alfresco you have to change your alfresco.sh script (for more informations about that script, read here).

Before showing the script, let’s remember that the keystore is a repository of security certificates, either authorization certificates or public key certificates – used for instance in SSL encryption. We are not going to show how to create a keystore but, if interested, let me know and I’ll tell you a lot of documentation, easy to find in the web.

Now it’s time to see the modifications to the alfresco.sh script.

export JAVA_OPTS="${JAVA_OPTS} -Djavax.net.ssl.keyStore=<absolutePath>/keystore.jks -Djavax.net.ssl.keyStorePassword=<password>"

Now restart Alfresco and your users will be able to use Alfresco’s IMAP and IMAPS.

[Thanks to Piergiorgio Lucidi for the contribution to the described solution]