Command Line Start and Stop

Last update: 2023-07-12

Starting Adobe Experience Manager from the Command Line

The start script is available under the <cq-installation>/bin directory. Both UNIX® and Windows versions are provided. The script starts the instance installed in <cq-installation> directory.

Those two versions support a list of environment variables that could be used to start and tune the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) instance.

Environment variable Description
CQ_PORT TCP port used for stop and status scripts
CQ_HOST Host name
CQ_INTERFACE Interface that this server should listen to
CQ_RUNMODE Run modes separated by comma
CQ_JARFILE Name of the jarfile
CQ_USE_JAAS Use of JAAS (if true)
CQ_JAAS_CONFIG Path of the JAAS configuration
CQ_JVM_OPTS Default JVM options
CAUTION

Some run modes, among them author and publish, must be set before first starting AEM and cannot be changed afterwards. Before setting up an AEM instance that is used in production, see run modes documentation for details.

Windows platform start.bat script example

SET CQ_PORT=1234 & ./start.bat

UNIX® platform start script example

CQ_PORT=1234 ./start
NOTE

The start script launches the AEM Quickstart installed under the <cq-installation>/app folder.

Stopping Adobe Experience Manager

To stop AEM, do one of the following:

  • Depending on the platform that you use:

    • If you started AEM from either a script or the command line, press Ctrl+C to shut down the server.
    • If you have used the start script on UNIX®, you must use the stop script to stop AEM.
  • If you started AEM by double-clicking the jar file, click the On button on the startup window (the button then changes to Off) to shut down the server.

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Stopping Adobe Experience Manager from the Command Line

The stop script is available under the <cq-installation>/bin directory. Both UNIX® and Windows versions are provided. The script stops the running instance installed in <cq-installation> directory.

UNIX® platform stop script example

./stop

Windows platform stop.bat script example

./stop.bat

If you only want to preconfigure the repository (without relocating it), you only have to:

  • Extract repository.xml to the required location

  • update repository.xml as required

  • create bootstrap.properties and define repository.config

Again, before starting the actual installation.

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