Onboarding to Experience Manager as a Cloud Service

Congratulations on starting your journey with AEM as a Cloud Service! Whether you are deploying a new application or migrating an existing one, this guide serves as your starting point to ensure your application is optimized and ready for success on Cloud Service.

This guide will help you and your team started with Cloud Manager expeditiously. You will need your Adobe ID and your System Administrator’s help to get users added to Cloud Manager to their assigned Roles (referred to as Product Profiles in Admin Console) and associated permissions. The instructions for how the System Administrator can do this via Admin Console is described. The list of Cloud Manager Roles, referred to as Product Profiles in Admin Console and their associated permissions is detailed so you can determine what roles may be necessary for various users in your organization.

The following image illustrates your onboarding journey, starting with the welcome email received by your System Administrator, and culminating in users accessing Cloud Manager for AEM as a Cloud Service.

Key Onboarding Articles

This section covers the key articles focussed on your journey when starting with AEM as a Cloud Service:

What to expect while Onboarding

Once your contract has been signed the following events will take place:

  1. Adobe will complete provisioning for your organization following which your organization’s System Administrator will receive a welcome email allowing them to do System Administrator Tasks including adding users, assigning them to roles, and thereby granting them appropriate access to Cloud Manager.

  2. Users added by your System Administrator will in turn receive a welcome email thereby allowing them to successfully Navigate to Cloud Manager. Users can now use their Adobe ID to login and begin their journey with Cloud Manager from here.

  3. A System Administrator can Grant Users Access to an AEM instance for development purposes.

Get your Adobe ID

You will need your Adobe ID and your System Administrator’s help to get users added to Cloud Manager to their assigned Roles.

Cloud Manager Roles

Your System Administrator can add users and assign them to Cloud Manager roles. This section helps you understand what Cloud Manager Roles are and permissions associated with the roles before getting started.

System Administrator Tasks

System Administrators manage all aspects of their users, from access to permissions. This user is the first person to have access to start doing tasks within Admin Console and Cloud Manager.
The following documentation pages include information describing basic organizational tasks:

  • Adding users
  • Assigning users to Cloud Manager roles and permissions

Navigate to Cloud Manager

Now that you have been added as a user and assigned to a Cloud Manager Role, you can access Cloud Manager to get started with your Cloud journey with AEM. Users are ready to do various tasks such as creating a program, adding an environment, accessing Git, configuring a pipeline, and deploying code.
Cloud Manager is an important part of AEM as a Cloud Service. It enables organizations to self-manage Experience Manager in the cloud. It includes a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) framework that lets IT teams and implementation partners expedite the delivery of customizations or updates without compromising performance or security. Using the user interface, you can configure and kick off the CI/CD pipeline.

Grant User Access to an AEM Instance

Follow this section to learn how a System Administrator or a user who created an environment can grant other users access to an AEM instance.

Experience Manager as a Cloud Service Guides

User Guide Description
Experience Manager as a Cloud Service Home For an overview of the Experience Manager as a Cloud Service documentation, start here.
Overview This guide provides an overview of Experience Manager as a Cloud service, including an introduction, terminology, etc.
Release Notes This guide provides important information about the latest release of Experience Manager as a Cloud Service, including what is new, deprecated and removed features, and known issues.
Core Concepts This guide provides an introduction to the core concepts of Experience Manager as a Cloud Service, including the architecture of the new service.
Security User Guide Learn about important security topics regarding Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Sites User Guide Understand how to author with, and administer, Experience Manager Sites as a Cloud Service.
Assets User Guide Understand how to use and administer Experience Manager Assets as a Cloud Service.
Moving to AEM as a Cloud Service Understand the transition journey to Cloud Service
Implementing User Guide Learn how to customize your Experience Manager as a Cloud Service deployment, including development and deployment topics.
Connectors User Guide Learn how to integrate Connectors into Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.
Operations User Guide Learn about the back-end operations of Experience Manager as a Cloud Service, such as indexing and maintenance tasks.
Commerce User Guide Learn about Commerce Integration Framework on AEM as a Cloud Service.

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