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Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung

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Subsystems

Subsystems are configurable modules responsible for a piece of functionality in the Alfresco content management system. The functionality is often optional such as the IMAP server or can have several different implementations, such as authentication.

A subsystem can be thought of as a mini-server that runs embedded within the main Alfresco server. A subsystem has the following characteristics:

  • It can be started, stopped, and configured independent of the Alfresco server
  • It has its own isolated Spring application context and configuration

Subsystems are independent processes that can be brought up and down. This design lets an administrator of the system change a single configuration without having to bring down the entire Alfresco system. ...

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