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Version: 1.0

Alfresco Getting Started

Alfresco Community Edition is open source Enterprise Content Management software that handles any type of content, allowing users to easily share and collaborate on content.

If you have installed Websoft9 Alfresco, the following steps is for your quick start


  1. Get the Internet IP of your Server on Cloud
  2. Check your Inbound of Security Group Rule of Cloud Console to ensure the TCP:80 is allowed
  3. Complete Five steps for Domain if you want to use Domain for Alfresco
  4. Get default username and password of Alfresco

Alfresco Initialization

Steps for you

  1. Use local browser to access: http://DNS or http://Server's Internet IP. Click [Alfresco Repository]->[Alfresco Share].

  2. Log in Alfresco web console. (Don't have password?)

More guide about Alfresco, please refer to Alfresco Documentation.

Having trouble?

Below is for you to solve problem, and you can contact Websoft9 Support or refer to Troubleshoot + FAQ to get more.

502 error ! Alfresco service not start?

Alfresco need 5-10 minutes for boot starting

Alfresco QuickStart

Below is the useful screenshots of Alfresco:

  • Main dashboard Alfresco dashboard

  • My document Alfresco document

  • Document share Alfresco Document share

  • Add user Alfresco Add user

  • Add group Alfresco Add group

  • Workflow management Alfresco Workflow management

Alfresco Setup

Configure SMTP

  1. Get SMTP related parameters in the mailbox management console

  2. Log in Alfresco Console, configure SMTP (Need more research)

Resetting Password

here are two main measures to reset password.

Changing password

Take the steps below:

  1. Login Alfresco, open 【Administrator】>【My Profile】 Alfresco modify password

  2. Click【Change your Password】, start to change the password.

Forgot Password

Try to retrieve your password through database table as below:

  1. Use SSH to connect Alfresco instances

  2. Run the psql of Alfresco

    docker exec -it alfresco-postgres psql -U alfresco -d alfresco
  3. Modify password by below SQL command (The new password is set to admin)

    UPDATE alf_node_properties SET string_value='209c6174da490caeb422f3fa5a7ae634' WHERE node_id=4 and qname_id=10
  4. Exit the psql of PostgreSQL, then restart all containers

    cd /data/wwwroot/alfresco
    docker-compose restart

Reference sheet

The below items and General parameter sheet is maybe useful for you manage Alfresco

CONTAINER ID   IMAGE                                                  COMMAND                  CREATED             STATUS             PORTS                                                                                                                                                                                NAMES
3d2afa8a1cc7 alfresco/alfresco-acs-nginx:3.1.1 "/" About an hour ago Up About an hour 80/tcp,>8080/tcp, :::8080->8080/tcp alfresco-proxy
b42251c78a71 alfresco/alfresco-search-services:2.0.1 "/bin/sh -c '$DIST_D…" About an hour ago Up About an hour 10001/tcp,>8983/tcp, :::8083->8983/tcp alfresco-solr6
a381a9646f4b alfresco/alfresco-transform-core-aio:2.3.10 "/bin/sh -c 'java $J…" About an hour ago Up About an hour>8090/tcp, :::8090->8090/tcp alfresco-transform
af14e4d3cd86 alfresco/alfresco-content-repository-community:7.0.0 " run -se…" About an hour ago Up About an hour 8000/tcp, 8080/tcp, 10001/tcp alfresco-content
50059f56edff postgres:13.1 "docker-entrypoint.s…" About an hour ago Up About an hour>5432/tcp, :::5432->5432/tcp alfresco-postgres
692e2acf019d alfresco/alfresco-activemq:5.16.1 "/bin/sh -c '${ACTIV…" About an hour ago Up About an hour>5672/tcp, :::5672->5672/tcp,>8161/tcp, :::8161->8161/tcp,>61613/tcp, :::61613->61613/tcp,>61616/tcp, :::61616->61616/tcp alfresco-activemq
ca3a6baf750e alfresco/alfresco-share:7.0.0 "/usr/local/tomcat/s…" About an hour ago Up About an hour 8000/tcp, 8080/tcp alfresco-share
4a0c8d7e6c2e dpage/pgadmin4 "/" About an hour ago Up About an hour 443/tcp,>80/tcp, :::9090->80/tcp pgadmin


Alfresco Install Directory: /data/apps/alfresco
Alfresco Data Directory: /data/apps/alfresco/data/alfresco


No special port


docker images |grep alfresco-share |awk '{print $2}'


sudo docker-compose start | stop | restart alfresco




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