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Archive for '2017'

    Steps to Setting Up Policies (Part II)

    August 28, 2017 10:17 AM by Francis Preston

    In the last blog post, we discussed rules and policies related to the distribution of corporate documents. In this article, we will continue to explore the topic and will consider sections of the New Policy set in Adobe Experience Manager (AEM).



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    Steps to Setting Up Policies (Part I)

    August 16, 2017 2:25 PM by Francis Preston


    Here we are; our servers are set up and configured we have our LDAP configured. All that is left is to create our policies and identify the specifics of how we want to control the distribution of our documents.


    Although this sounds straightforward the decisions around Policies can take some thought to work through and the decisions you make can have an impact of the effort required.



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    What is an e-Signature? Part II.

    June 26, 2017 8:50 AM by Dave Venance


    In the last blog post, we discussed the two main types of signatures (Electronic and Digital).  We then explored some examples of each.  In this continuation, we will continue to explore different types of signatures that you can leverage in your form based business processes.



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    What is an e-Signature? Part I.

    June 5, 2017 1:30 PM by Dave Venance

    There are two kinds of signatures today:


    •        Electronic Signatures


    An electronic signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign or confirm their approval of a document or transaction.


    •        Digital Signatures


    These are a subset of electronic signatures because they are also in electronic form. Digital signatures, are a cryptographic mechanism often used to implement electronic signatures.  Digital signatures go much further in terms of providing security and trust services. 



    Let’s consider the differences between electronic signatures and digital signatures in more detail.


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    Oh, the Things You’ll Do With XFA Source XML…

    May 18, 2017 10:15 AM by Fred Pantalone

    Part 1 - XFA Stitching


    Most LiveCycle/AEM form developers know that the source code for an XFA form template is XML. Many experienced form developers regularly inspect the XML source and modify it directly either via the XML Source tab in LiveCycle Designer or by opening the XDP in their favorite editor. Some things can be done a lot quicker this way: batch changes, text tweaks, etc. Also, sometimes debugging tasks can be helped greatly by going directly to the source. Of course, since the source is XML, we can do much more to it: transform it with XSLT, load it into a DOM and manipulate it – delete nodes, move nodes, and add nodes, etc., - anything that we normally do with XML data.


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    Centralizing configuration data using an Inherited Paragraph System

    May 8, 2017 8:46 AM by Peter Crummey

    While recently developing a web site for a large financial services client, the requirement emerged to have common components on all pages of the web site with the same data on each. Creating a header section with these components was relatively easy; getting them all to have the same configuration values but not configuring each page individually, not so much.



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    Training for Adobe Experience Manager Matters

    April 24, 2017 11:59 AM by Tim Reeve

    When I entered my first swim race, I trained hard to become a better swimmer. Time spent on stroke, breathing, all the necessary parts. Then, when the race started, I found out we needed to dive in to start. That was news to me and rather slowed down the rest of my race! We’ve all had the experience of realizing we could have done something better if only we had better knowledge. That is where training (with some guidance!) comes in. Training helps not just the individual, but their group and organization as well.


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    Things to remember while migrating your website to AEM

    April 7, 2017 2:29 PM by Valerie Trenou

    Are you thinking of migrating to Adobe Experience Manager Sites?

    Here is what you have to know to avoid possible pitfalls related to the process.


    Migrating successfully to AEM involves three aspects:


    - Your migrating process

    - Your website inventory

    - Your site map



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    Solving a Common Problem with AEM and Windows Services

    January 31, 2017 10:19 AM by Scott Ross

    You decided to take the plunge and invested in a full stack AEM development environment.  To keep things compact, AEM author, publisher, and dispatcher are installed on a single server.  Because you care, you have taken the extra time to set AEM to run as Windows services. 


    Great job.


    Everything is working as expected.  Development workflow has improved and best of all your team can finally test client libraries and caching behaviour in a real world setting.


    But something isn’t quite right. One day, after restarting the AEM Author service you get an error message that looks like this:



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