Sling Servlet

A Servlet is a class used to extend the capabilities of servers that host applications accessed by means of a request-response programming model. For such applications, Servlet technology defines HTTP-specific servlet classes.
All servlets must implement the Servlet interface, which defines life-cycle methods.

A servlet in AEM can be registered as OSGi service: you can extend SlingSafeMethodsServlet for read-only implementation or SlingAllMethodsServlet in order to implement all RESTful operations.

Servlet Code

import javax.servlet.Servlet;

import org.osgi.service.component.annotations.Component;
import org.osgi.service.component.annotations.Reference;

import com.adobe.aemfd.docmanager.Document;
import com.adobe.fd.forms.api.FormsService;

@Component(service={Servlet.class}, property={"sling.servlet.methods=post", "sling.servlet.paths=/bin/mergedataWithAcroform"})
public class MyFirstAEMFormsServlet extends SlingAllMethodsServlet
	private static final long serialVersionUID = 1L;
	FormsService formsService;
	 protected void doPost(SlingHttpServletRequest request, SlingHttpServletResponse response)
		 String file_path = request.getParameter("save_location"); pdf_document_is = null; xml_is = null;
		 javax.servlet.http.Part pdf_document_part = null;
		 javax.servlet.http.Part xml_data_part = null;
		 		pdf_document_part = request.getPart("pdf_file");
				 xml_data_part = request.getPart("xml_data_file");
				 pdf_document_is = pdf_document_part.getInputStream();
				 xml_is = xml_data_part.getInputStream();
				 Document data_merged_document = formsService.importData(new Document(pdf_document_is), new Document(xml_is));
				 data_merged_document.copyToFile(new File(file_path));
		 	 catch(Exception e)

Build and Deploy

To build your project, please follow the following steps:

  • Open command prompt window
  • Navigate to c:\aemformsbundles\learningaemforms\core
  • Execute the command mvn clean install -PautoInstallBundle
  • The above command will automatically build and deploy the bundle to your AEM instance running on localhost:4502

The bundle will also be available in the following location C:\AEMFormsBundles\learningaemforms\core\target. The bundle can also be deployed into AEM using the Felix web console.

Test the Servlet Resolver

Point your browser to the servlet resolver URL. This will tell you the servlet that will be invoked for a given path as seen in the screen shot below

Test the servlet using Postman


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