If you are on AEM 6.5 and have upgraded to Service Pack 5 (AEM version 6.5.5) you might have noticed that you can no longer login to AEM via CRX/DE
This change was implemented in the SP5 update and according to the CSE that our team worked with:
“The login and logout buttons have been removed on purpose from CRXDE for security reasons (internal ID: GRANITE-27790). Back ported to AEM 220.127.116.11 as part NPR-33521.”
The work around that the CSE suggested was to navigate to:
login and then navigate to
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You can take that workaround a step further and navigate to
resource=/crx/de param here is just the AEM param for redirect after authentication. Basically, after you login, you’ll be redirected to
That only works on Author instances, for Publish instances, you have to navigate to package manager:
login, then navigate to
Just wanted to note that this doesn’t seem to be specific to Adobe MS – on-prem environments have the same behaviour.
Yes, you are correct! updated the post!
I found that adding the following full path query parameter of CRXDE Lite to both author and publish instances makes this work on both.
That did not work for me on AMS, could be the case locally! thanks for the pointer!
Got it. These are AWS hosted AEM instances.