A variety of other tools can aid in debugging your application on the AEM SDK’s local quickstart.
CRXDE Lite is a web-based interface for interacting with the JCR, AEM’s data repository. CRXDE Lite provides completely visibility into the JCR, including nodes, properties, property values, and permissions.
CRXDE Lite is located at:
CRXDE Lite provides direct access to the JCR. The content visible via CRXDE Lite is limited by the permissions granted to your user, meaning you may not be able to see or modifying everything in the JCR depending on your access.
Any changes made directly to AEM SDK via CRXDE Lite may be difficult to track and govern. As appropriate, ensure changes made via CRXDE Lite make their way back to the AEM project’s mutable content packages (
ui.content) and committed to Git. Ideally, all application content changes originate from the code base and flow into AEM SDK via deployments, rather than making changes directly to the AEM SDK via CRXDE Lite.
CRXDE Lite provides a way to test and evaluate access control on a specific node for a specific user or group (aka principal).
To access the Test Access Control console in CRXDE Lite, navigate to:
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Explain Query web-based tool in AEM SDK’s local quickstart, that provides key insights into how AEM interprets and executes queries, and an invaluable tool to ensure queries are being executed in a performant manner by AEM.
Explain Query is located at:
QueryBuilder debugger is web-based tool that helps you debug and understand search queries using AEM’s QueryBuilder syntax.
QueryBuilder Debugger is located at: