Release Notes for Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service

The following section outlines the general Release Notes for Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.

Release Date

The Release Date for Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service 2021.1.0 is February 3, 2021.
The following release (2021.2.0) will be on February 25, 2021.

Adobe Experience Manager Sites as a Cloud Service

  • Content Fragment HTTP API: Add the ability to add/update and delete Content Fragment variations using the HTTP API.

  • GraphQL API for Content Fragment Delivery: Ability to query Content Fragments using GraphQL syntax, and schemas based on Content Fragment models, for output in JSON format.

  • Authentication Support for GraphQL API Requests: Ability to authenticate GraphQL API requests with access tokens for server-side APIs.

  • Enhanced JSON output from GraphQL API, including ability to output rich text in JSON format and locales.

  • Support for nesting Content Fragment models to allow creating nested Content Fragment structures, via dedicated Content Fragment Reference data types or Content Fragment references inline in multiline text fields.

  • Additional validation rules available in Content Fragment model data types, including “unique”, “required” and “translatable”.

  • Ability tag Content Fragment models, and to allow Content Fragment creation in a folder with policies by tags or paths.

  • Usability enhancements in Content Fragment editor, including publish action and display of model a fragment is based on.

  • Ability to preview JSON output directly in Content Fragment editor.

Adobe Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service

  • Experience Manager as a Cloud Service extends the Smart Tags functionality to support the identification of keywords and entities in text-based assets. The text is identified, indexed, and is made available as metadata to improve the search experience without the need for any configuration. See Smart Tags.

  • MXF file format is now supported. See supported file formats.

Adobe Experience Manager Commerce as a Cloud Service

What is New

  • Product Experience Management: New ‘Commerce’ properties tab for Assets and Experience Fragments. This tab enables you to link products / categories to Assets and Experience Fragments. The tab also shows real-time data for linked products / categories, and a link to show details in the product console.

  • Released CIF Venia Reference Site - 2021.02.02 that includes the latest CIF Core Components version v1.7.0. Refer to CIF Venia Reference Site for more details.

  • Released CIF Core Components v1.7.0. Refer to CIF Core Components for more details.

Cloud Manager

Release Date

The Release Date for Cloud Manager in AEM as a Cloud Service 2021.1.0 is January 14, 2021.

Bug Fixes

  • Assets Production instance may on occasion, show the Brand Portal status on the Environments detail page as Pending without allowing the user to take any action.

  • When triggering a de-hibernate from Cloud Manager, sometimes a failure message was displayed even when de-hibernation was started successfully.

  • Rare cases of failure encountered in environment creation or deletion has been addressed.

Code Refactoring Tools

What is new in Code Refactoring Tools

  • New version of AIO-CLI plugin released. Latest version of this plugin includes bug fixes for the AEM Dispatcher Converter and the Repository Modernizer and also supports a new utility - Index Converter. Please refer to Unified Experience to learn more about this plugin.

  • Index Converter is a utility that can be used to transform a customer’s Custom OAK Index Definitions to AEM as a CLoud Service compatible OAK Index Definitions. Please refer to Index Converter for more details.

  • New feature added to Repository Modernizer that creates a separate package ui.config to contain all OSGi configurations.

Bug Fixes

AEM as a Cloud Service Foundation

What is New

  • Server-to-server authenticated API calls - Generate the appropriate access tokens to make authenticated server-to-server API calls between your external applications and AEM as a Cloud Service environments. Learn more by reading the documentation or by consulting the tutorial.

SDK Build Analyzers

The AEM as a Cloud Service SDK Build Analyzer Maven Plugin detects problems in a maven project, including missing dependencies. It gives developers an opportunity to discover issues during local development, well before deploying to Cloud environments with Cloud Manager.

Two new analyzers have been added for this release:

  • repoinit analyzer
  • bundle-nativecode

For more information, see the documentation here.

Cloud Transition Tools

Release Date

The Release Date for Content Transfer Tool v1.2.2 is February 01, 2021.

What is new in Content Transfer Tool

  • New capability and UI added to Content Transfer Tool – User Mapping Tool. This features automatically maps existing user and groups to their Adobe Identity Management System IDs as part of the content migration activity. Refer to Using User Mapping Tool for more details.
  • Content Transfer Tool now migrates all groups and users referenced in the migration set including children.
  • Users are allowed to select certain paths under /etc when creating migration sets.

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