Access rights for Language Copy creation

Explore how to resolve the Language Copy visibility issue in AEM. Learn how access rights affect functionality for authors in the default content-authors group, ensuring seamless content management.

Description description

Environment
Adobe Experience Manager

Issue
While restricting the access rights, Authors may want to use the Language Copy functionality, but when assigned to the default content-authors AEM group, that functionality isn’t visible.

To create a Language Copy, content-authors need permissions at /content/projects location as in the AEM FAQs in the AEM Administering Guide.

If one requires the authors to manage projects as well, then the workaround is to add the author to project-administrators group.

If a content-author user is added to the project-administrators group the option Language Copy  is present under the Create  button.

However, if it is selected, the following error is displayed:


Failed executing script /libs/cq/Page/Page.jsp: java.lang.NullPointerException


Cannot serve request to /mnt/overlay/wcm/core/content/sites/createlanguagecopywizard.html in BundledScriptServlet (https://experienceleague.adobe.com/libs/cq/gui/components/siteadmin/admin/translation/datasources/cloudconfigurations/cloudconfigurations.jsp?lang=en)

Exception:

java.lang.NullPointerException
at libs.cq.gui.components.siteadmin.admin.translation.datasources.cloudconfigurations.cloudconfigurations__002e__jsp._jspService(cloudconfigurations__002e__jsp.java:183)
at org.apache.sling.scripting.jsp.jasper.runtime.HttpJspBase.service(HttpJspBase.java:70)
at org.apache.sling.scripting.jsp.PrecompiledJSPRunner.callPrecompiledJSP(PrecompiledJSPRunner.java:72)
at org.apache.sling.scripting.jsp.JspScriptEngineFactory$JspScriptEngine.eval(JspScriptEngineFactory.java:583)
at org.apache.sling.scripting.core.impl.bundled.PrecompiledScript.eval(PrecompiledScript.java:56)
at org.apache.sling.scripting.core.impl.bundled.ScriptContextProvider$ExecutableContext.eval(ScriptContextProvider.java:170)
at org.apache.sling.scripting.core.impl.bundled.AbstractBundledRenderUnit.eval(AbstractBundledRenderUnit.java:135)

This functionality is working for an user with the global administrator right (AEM-adminstrator group from the adminconsole).

Resolution resolution

Solution
The configuration for MSM is located under /conf/global and none of the two groups - content-authors and project-administrators - have permissions for the specified path.

Finally adding the permission /conf/global - jcr:all to the content-authors group enables you to successfully create Language Copies.

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