Deploys content packages to Adobe CRX applications, like Adobe CQ 5.4, CQ 5.5, and AEM 5.6. Also allows downloading packages from one CRX server and uploading them to one or more other CRX servers.
CRX login credentials are managed using functionality provided by the Credentials Plugin. Users are encouraged to provide a description for each set of credentials and to organize their credentials using Domains, which are regularly filtered by this plugin's components according to Base URL parameters. These practices reduce confusion while increasing reusability and security.
In addition to username/password login, this plugin also supports HTTP Signature client authentication using SSH User Private Key credentials, which in turn is provided by SSH Credentials Plugin. The server side of this functionality can be setup in Adobe Granite/CRX servers by installing the Sling HTTP Signature Authentication Handler.
The "Deploy Content Packages to CRX" build step can be added to any job type to upload and install CRX content packages from the workspace, or a local directory, if specified. The logic is designed to be flexible in regards to how the package files are created and organized within the directory, because it will recursively scan and identify any files which have a ".jar" or ".zip" extension. Feel free to use this step immediately after a maven build, or after the "Download Content Packages from CRX" step, or after resolving maven artifacts from a repository manager into the workspace. Once a package has been identified (i.e. has a valid group:name:version), the package will be checked against the Package ID filter to determine whether it must be uploaded to the configured Base URL(s).
If a package installation succeeds with errors "(check logs!)", the build will be marked as unstable.
The CRX Content Package Choice Parameter is a build parameter which allows a user to select any number of content
packages available for download from a CRX server as as a valid, newline-separated Package Id field value, which can
then be used in other components provided by this plugin.
The "Download Content Packages from CRX" build step can be used on any job type to download content packages to the workspace. Use the CRX Content Package Choice Parameter to select one or more packages from a live CRX Package Manager service. Downloaded packages are organized according to their CRX installation path, relative to the workspace path, or local directory, if specified.
The "Replicate Content Packages from CRX" build step can be used on any job type to asynchronously replicate content packages from one or more Granite servers to their configured replication targets, such as AEM publish servers. Use the CRX Content Package Choice Parameter to select one or more packages from a live CRX Package Manager service. This is probably not the most deterministic way to install packages on publish servers, so prefer using the "Deploy Content Packages to CRX" step whenever possible.
Create and build a content package on CRX by specifying a workspace filter, and then download it to the workspace to get archived as a backup, or as the beginning of a magical content package adventure, full of drama, suspense, and deployments to lower environments!
Validate that content packages in the workspace conform to restrictions on the scope of their WorkspaceFilter and on the types of embedded files. Use this to enforce security policies to prevent developers from deploying content or code through continuous integration. Only package files with .zip or .jar extensions will be identified and deployed.