New resource resolver search path breaks template policies

Adding a resource resolver search path /apps/proj1 via script disrupts all policies set in /conf/proj1/settings/wcm/policies. Conversely, eliminating the/apps/proj1 line from the cfg.json script restores the policies to their former functional state. Follow the instructions in the article to fix this problem.

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Adobe Experience Manager 6.5


Add a resource resolver search path ("/apps/proj1") through script:







This breaks all policies defined in /conf/proj1/settings/wcm/policies

Definitions in policies.xml exist, but it is impossible to relate them to editable page templates, and all previous policy selections in templates are broken. Only removing the line '/apps/proj1' from the cfg.json script, gets the defined policies back to the previous working state.

This can be reproduced using the following steps:

  1. Create any policy related to a specific component on a specific page template.

  2. Save the template with the chosen policy.

  3. Add script with:

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  4. Confirm that the defined policy for the template and related component can no longer be selected in the dropdown on edit template.

Resolution resolution

As best practice, avoid amending /apps and /libs. Sling would look for components First in /apps, then /libs.

Sling will search for resources by going through this list in order. This means that items in /apps (unless specified using /libs at the beginning of the path) will be found first. This is how the overlay works.