Configuring Enablement Features


The enablement features provide the ability to create enablement communities.

  • This feature requires additional licensing for use in a production environment.

Use of the enablement features requires the following:

Installation of:


    Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for e-learning. SCORM also defines how content may be packaged into a transferable ZIP file.

  • MySQL

    MySQL is a relational database primarily used for SCORM tracking and reporting data for Enablement, as well as tables for tracking video progress. The SCORM for enablement feature pack requires the MySQL JDBC driver.

  • FFmpeg

    FFmpeg is a solution for converting and streaming audio and video and, when installed, is used for proper transcoding of Video Assets. For enablement communities, it is used in the author environment to obtain metadata for uploaded resources as well as generate a thumbnail to display when listing the resource.

Setup of:

  • Community Managers

    For enablement communities, only members of the Community Enablement Managers user group may be assigned the role of Community Site Enablement Manager, whose permissions may include content creation, assignments, and member management in the publish environment.

Optional configuration of:

  • Adobe Analytics

    Integration with Adobe Analytics adds comprehensive reporting features and supports the Video Heartbeat addtion to Analytics.

  • Dispatcher

Configuration Steps

Following are the steps necessary for enablement communities.

Each step links to documentation which provides the necessary details.

On all author/publish instances:

  1. Install JDBC driver for MySQL

    Use Web Console (bundles): http://localhost:4502/system/console/bundles

    Install before installing SCORM package

  2. Install SCORM package

    Use Package Manager: http://localhost:4502/crx/packmgr/

On any server:

  1. Install MySQL, MySQL Workbench

  2. Install MySQL databases

    Execute SQL scripts downloaded from author instance

    Use MySQL Workbench

On same server hosting author instance:

  1. Install FFmpeg

On all author/publish instances:

  1. Configure JDBC Connections pool

    Use Web Console (configMgr): http://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr

  2. Configure SCORM engine service

    Use Web Console (configMgr): http://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr

  3. Configure CSRF filters

    Use Web Console (configMgr): http://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr

On author instance:

  1. (Optional) Configure Analytics service

    Use Tools, Deployment, Cloud Services console: http://localhost:4502/etc/cloudservices/sitecatalyst.html

  2. Configure FFmpeg

    Use Workflow/Models console

  3. Enable Tunnel Service

    Use Web Console (configMgr): http://localhost:4502/system/console/configMgr

  4. Create Community administrators

    For author environment use classic-UI Security console: http://localhost:4502/useradmin

    Create user(s) with path = /home/users/community

    • Add members(s) to the following groups:

      • Community Enablement Managers
      • Communities Administrators


When the deployment includes AEM’s Dispatcher, in order for the enablement features to work properly, the clientheader and filter sections need modification. See Configuring Dispatcher for Communities.

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