Learn about Cloud Manager and how it is used to install the add-on.
If you are experienced with Cloud Manager or want to jump directly to configuration and usage of the add-on, skip to Create a Program and a Pipeline
If you want to learn how Cloud Manager and AEM work together to create your demo environments, and how to set up and use your own, continue reading the current document.
This document helps you understand how the installation process of the Reference Demos Add-on works, illustrating how the different pieces work together. After reading, you should:
This document focuses on understanding these fundamental pieces of the AEM Reference Demo Add-on before moving on to the next step of the journey where you begin installation.
Although it is recommended to proceed through this journey, if you are experienced with Cloud Manager, or want to jump directly to configuration and usage of the add-on, skip to Create a Program and a Pipeline.
This journey applies to a system administrator who is a member of the Business Owner role in Cloud Manager for your organization.
There are minimal requirements to learn about and begin using the Reference Demos Add-on.
Cloud Manager is an essential component of AEM as a Cloud Service and serves as the single entry point for the platform.
Cloud Manager is used to administer the cloud resources supporting your AEM Projects including the environments and tools needed. For the purposes of this journey, a complete understanding of Cloud Manager is not necessary. However, you must be familiar with some basic concepts.
If you want to learn about Cloud Manager in depth, see Additional Resources section of this article for links to more information.
When you sign into Cloud Manager, you have access to one or more programs. A program can be defined in many different ways, but it is easiest to think about it as associated with the sites and experiences associated with one brand identity.
If you sign into Cloud Manager representing WKND Travel and Adventure Enterprises, you might create a WKND Nightlife program and a WKND Backyard Projects program. Both of these programs would have AEM environments for managing their associated sites.
Programs can be either production programs or sandbox programs.
To install the AEM Reference Demos Add-on, create a sandbox program.
The AEM Reference Demos Add-on is only available in sandbox programs.
Now that you understand some fundamental concepts of Cloud Manager, the installation of the AEM Reference Demos Add-on is conceptually simple.
AEM Site Templates are packages that contain predefined content and structure for a site. Site templates can be customized to meet the needs of specific projects so when AEM administrators create sites, they can choose from templates that apply to their business cases.
The AEM Reference Demos Add-on includes multiple templates for various testing and demonstration needs. Once you have created your program and deployed the pipeline to install the add-on, you can log into AEM and create sites based on many demo templates
Now that you have completed this part of the AEM Reference Demos Add-on journey you should:
Build on this knowledge and continue your AEM Quick Site Creation journey by reviewing Create a Program and a Pipeline, where you learn how to set up a new program and pipeline to deploy the add-on.
While it is recommended that you move to the next part of the Quick Site Creation journey by reviewing Create a Program and a Pipeline, the following are some additional, optional resources. These resources take a deeper dive into concepts mentioned in this document. However, they are not required to continue the journey.