Greg Dawson, Author at Adobe
Posts Written By Greg Dawson
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AEM Assets Series: Creating a Taxonomy

Taxonomy is a categorization framework used to identify or tag content. It sets the foundation for classification using a controlled vocabulary which leads to better findability and easier information management. A taxonomy should be agreed upon by business and content owners, and flexible enough to respond to changing business needs. Using the Taxonomy Features in […]

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AEM Assets Series: 5 Tips for Creating a Unified Folder Structure

Creating a standardized assets folder structure is one of the first tasks when building an enterprise Digital Asset Management (DAM) system. Often organizations are combining disparate storage systems into a single DAM, and it’s necessary to understand the way contributors classify assets internally, attempt to recognize patterns, and make improvements to better suit the needs […]

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AEM 6.3 First Looks: Content as a Service

To the seasoned Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) architect the mention of a new content as a service feature might garner a raised eyebrow. After all, AEM has long provided (we thought) “content as a service” through use of Sling Selectors. That is any AEM page can be dissected by the use of selectors. See: https://sling.apache.org/documentation/the-sling-engine/url-decomposition.html. […]

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AEM Infrastructure Series: A Guide to SAML2 SSO on AEM 6.x

Why the Guide? The Adobe documentation is a great reference for SAML2 setup. However, it lacks background information and certain implementation details and tips that can be critical to implementing SAML2 on AEM 6.x. Hopefully this guide will help! https://docs.adobe.com/docs/en/aem/6-2/administer/security/saml-2-0-authenticationhandler.html What is SAML2? Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0) is a version of the […]

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Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) on Microsoft Azure Cloud

It is common for organizations to consolidate on a single Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform, and Microsoft Azure’s strong play in creating hybrid Windows cloud environments makes it a logical choice for many IT departments. Based on Hyper-V, Microsoft’s long-proven native virtualization platform, the Azure platform offerings have grown considerably over the last few […]

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AEM Infrastructure Series: Oak Clustering

In the application server world, clustering is typically implemented to promote redundancy and scalability, subsequently with a goal toward high availability—that is maintaining uptime on customer facing sites or services. It’s a common assumption that these same concepts apply when it comes to clustering on Adobe Experience Manager 6.x. Right? Not so fast. If you […]

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AEM Infrastructure Series: Disaster Recovery Basics

As I woke up this morning and turned on the coffee maker, the buttons would not work. Trying the light switch, and the lights would not turn on. Sometime during the night my power went out. I realized this was the day to write about disaster recovery for Adobe Experience Manager, but in my case […]

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AEM Infrastructure Series: Making the Case for Consistency

  The Adobe Deploying and Maintaining AEM documents are an invaluable reference for the new or experienced systems administrator installing and configuring Adobe Experience Manager on premise. Despite the wealth of references, I all too often see installations that were not well thought through and result in maintenance headaches that would have been easy to […]

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