Adobe Experience Manager experience-manager-6550

Adobe Experience Manager is an important update that includes new features, key customer requested enhancements, and performance, stability, and security improvements, that are released since the general availability of 6.5 release in April 2019. It can be installed on top of Adobe Experience Manager 6.5.

Some key features and enhancements introduced in Adobe Experience Manager includes:

  • Anonymous access to CRXDE Lite is disallowed. Instead, the users are directed to the login screen. See Developing with CRXDE Lite.

  • You can customize an Experience Manager Inbox to change the default title of a column, reorder the position of a column, and display additional columns based on the data of a workflow. Members of administrators or workflow-administrators group can customize the columns. For more information, see Admin Control.

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  • Improved accessibility in various areas in Experience Manager Web Content Management (WCM) such as Page Editor, Core Components, RTE, and Admin user interface.

  • You can use the Agent UI to save one or more drafts for each Interactive Communication and retrieve the draft later to continue working on it. You can specify a different name for each draft to identify it. For more information, see Save Interactive Communications as a draft.

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  • Support for Oracle WebLogic 12 for Experience Manager Forms on JEE.

  • Improved exception handling in Adobe Experience Manager Assets user interface flow.

  • To get publish URL for Dynamic Media Scene7, a new method getRemoteAssetPublishURL is added to interface.

  • Accessibility enhancements in Adobe Experience Manager Assets in compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

  • Removed Package Share integration from within Adobe Experience Manager.

  • The built-in repository (Apache Jackrabbit Oak) is updated to version 1.22.3.

The following is the list of fixes provided in Experience Manager release.

Sites sites-6550

  • Experience Manager Sites provides an option to publish or unpublish a page from its alias. The option does not work (NPR-33415).
  • When a layout container is deleted from a template containing multiple templates, the template does not render correctly (NPR-33347).
  • When an Experience Manager Sites page is part of a large content set with multiple live-copies, the page version history preview fails to load (NPR-33311).
  • When you use the Move command to rename an Experience Manager Sites page, the page title is not updated (NPR-33264).
  • When you move pages through the column view, the columns disappear (NPR-33216).
  • When the name of a local component in a language copy is identical to the name of a component in the blueprint and the component is rolled out from blueprint, term _msm_moved is not added to the name of the local component (NPR-33208).
  • The Page Redirect servlet appends .html to an Experience Manager Sites URL where ResourceType is not cq:Page (NPR-33176).
  • When you paste a subtree, there is no option to decide if corresponding subpages are to be pasted or not (NPR-33149).
  • The number of results in live usages of a component is limited to number 49 (NPR-33058).
  • When you base a Content Fragment on a schema and it contains a mandatory text area or a path field, the Content Fragment fails to save (NPR-33007).
  • When you create a custom component using the default Experience Fragment component and use it in Experience Manager Sites pages, Experience Manager does not display references (usage) for the custom component (NPR-32852).
  • When you rename a folder with a large number of references, many references to the folder are not updated (NPR-32765).
  • When you enable the source edit option it becomes available for inline full-screen options but remains missing for edit dialog and full-screen options of the rich text editor (NPR-32763).
  • If you have a multi-field and it contains a required field (such as a dropdown or a pathfield) in the page properties of a blueprint, when a page containing such a multi-field is rolled out, the page properties of the live copy are not saved (NPR-32751).
  • Screen readers cannot use the heading structure to navigate a page. In addition, the Components tab has the wrong label (NPR-32648).
  • When pagination starts, Experience Fragments Picker does not load all the items (NPR-32605).
  • Author permissions to read, modify, create, and delete live copies are revoked. Each Author had to explicitly provide read and modify permissions to move pages within a Blueprint (NPR-32550).
  • Content authors fail to create Launch for a page that has an integration with Adobe Analytics (NPR-32548).
  • When a user resumes inheritance with synchronization, the live copy of the parent page does not synchronize with the blueprint and displays an incorrect status (NPR-32500).
  • Experience Manager Sites editor page takes more than 15 seconds to load (NPR-32413).
  • Certain fields do not display the Cancel inheritance option (NPR-32362).
  • When you select a path for an Experience Fragment component and select the Open Selection Dialog checkbox, you are not navigated to the selected path in the Path Browser (NPR-32308).
  • When you upgrade from Experience Manager 6.2 to Experience Manager 6.5, the Parsys component of static templates do not display correctly. The height of the Parsys component is set to 0 and the components inside it are not visible (NPR-33663).
  • When a user copies and pastes a Layout Container on the same page, components in a Layout Container do not display (NPR-33648).
  • Dispatcher health check displays Invalid cookie header warning message in the log files (NPR-33629).
  • Reflected XSS in PreferencesServlet (NPR-33438).
  • Anonymous users can access CRXDE Lite features (GRANITE-27790).

Accessibility Improvements ( accessibility-sites

  • Improved error reporting by adding text information.

  • Improved user interface focus during keyboard navigation.

  • Improved contrast ratio for various user interface elements.

  • Improved consistency of alt attributes for page images.

  • Improved consistency of Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA) labels.

  • Improved Non-Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) capabilities.

  • Improved screen reader support.

Other Key Enhancements in Sites other-enhancements-sites

  • When copying or pasting a page tree, you now have the option of either pasting the root page or pasting the root page with the subpages of the tree.

  • Adobe Experience Manager Experience Fragments exported to Adobe Target workspaces now appear as unique offer types and offer sources in Target.

  • Multi Site Manager - The Publish trigger now deletes a component from the published page if a component is deleted from the source page.

  • Multi Site Manager - When the name of a local component in a Live Copy is identical to the name of a component in the blueprint and the component is rolled out from the blueprint, then the term _msm_moved is now added to the name of the local component.

Assets assets-6550

Windows users of Experience Manager desktop app are advised to upgrade to desktop app version to access the DAM repository on Adobe Experience Manager instance. As they can encounter issues when accessing the DAM repository on Adobe Experience Manager instance using the desktop app version 2.0.2.

Accessibility enhancements in Experience Manager Assets

  • It is now possible to bring keyboard focus on Comments list and clickable option to Create version comments under Create new version in Timeline panel of assets (NPR-33424).

  • It is now possible to reach View Settings option for assets and change settings in View Settings dialog using keyboard keys (NPR-33420).

  • The list box popup of combo box (in various fields on different pages) now shows entries as a list of options that can be announced by screen readers (NPR-33516).

  • The sort functionality of sortable headers (in list view, Timeline view, and Manage Publication page) are now announced by screen readers and sorting controls on column headers are accessible using keyboard (NPR-32979).

  • The clickable elements such as comment cards, version updates, combo boxes, and chevron icons of menus can now be focused upon and interacted with using a keyboard (NPR-33514).

  • Functionality (or purpose of action) of insights icons (for usage, impressions, and clicks) on Insights View are now correctly announced by screen readers (NPR-33513).

  • Read-only form fields (for example, disabled fields on Basic tab of asset Properties) are now focusable using keyboard (NPR-33493, CQ-4273031).

  • Labels in various input fields are now permanent labels (thus accessible) and not just placeholder labels, which disappeared when text was entered (NPR-33475).

  • Different heading levels (such as page titles and section headings) are now perceived as headings with different levels to screen reader users (NPR-33471).

  • Interactive user interface elements, such as links and options (on header and zoom options of assets page, folder navigation), are now accessible using a keyboard (NPR-33468, CQ-4271412).

  • The Options, Scope, and Workflows progress indicators on Manage Publication page are now correctly read out by screen readers as progress indicators, instead of tabs (NPR-33416).

  • The color of star rating icons (such as in Rating section of Advanced tab in asset Properties or in card view) is changed for appropriate contrast to be visible to users with limited vision and without perception of color (NPR-33414).

  • Chevron up arrow next to Comment field on assets details page can now be accessed using keyboard keys (NPR-33397).

  • The expanded and collapsed states of Tags dialog on asset Properties and left rail navigation (on assets user interface) are now correctly announced by screen readers (NPR-33396).

  • Titles of all the browsed pages on Adobe Experience Manager Assets are now unique (NPR-33343).

  • When navigating tree structure various elements of the tree view control are now correctly announced by screen readers (NPR-33304).

  • Different versions of assets in Timeline view on assets details page are now accessible using keyboard keys (NPR-33283).

  • Names of search suggestions appearing in Omnisearch combo box are now announced by screen readers when using search functionality (NPR-33280).

  • Clickable elements and Go to link in References rail are now announced by screen readers as clickable elements (NPR-33278).

  • Table structure information (such as row 1, cell 1, table) of Share Link dialog is no more announced by screen readers, when the dialog opens (NPR-33268).

  • The purpose of various combo box elements (such as Path field and option to open Selection dialog in Basic tab of asset Properties) are now correctly announced by screen readers (NPR-33235).

  • Information that the rows in list view table are selectable is now communicated to screen reader users when keyboard focus is on them. When a pointer hovers on the rows, the screen readers announce the information (NPR-33234).

  • Options (having x) to remove each of the selected tags below the Tags field in Basic tab of Properties are now accessible to screen readers (NPR-33206).

  • Calendar date picker is now focusable and actionable using keyboard by screen reader users and sighted keyboard users (NPR-33200).

  • The toggle to switch between list view and card view now correctly exposes its functionality (of adjusting views) to screen reader (NPR-33069).

  • Menu in the left rail is now accessible. Functionality and purpose of expanding the menu is appropriately announced by screen readers (NPR-33068).

  • List box and many other user interface elements are now accessible to non-sighted screen reader users, and following information about them is announced by screen readers (NPR-33040):

    • whether user input is required on an element before form submission.
    • whether an element is not editable.
    • whether a widget is selected or not.
  • The option to open filter sidebar can now be accessed using keyboard (NPR-32842, CQ-4273018).

  • Check box control in column header of list view is now accessible and purpose of using the control is announced by screen readers (NPR-32722, NPR-33005).

  • Labels for hours (HH) and minutes (mm) fields in calendar date picker are now permanent labels instead of placeholder labels, and do not disappear when user enters text in these fields (NPR-32720).

  • The links text of notifications (that appear after clicking the bell icon) is now announced to screen reader users, who use tab to access each link (NPR-32645).

  • Select, Download, Properties, and More Actions options on asset cards in Insights View are now accessible using keyboard (NPR-32609).

  • Visually hidden content (such as content of header menu bar on search results) is no more announced by screen readers when accessed using keyboard (NPR-32606).

  • Purpose of the labels on controls to move to next and previous months in calendar date picker are now announced by screen readers (NPR-32604).

  • Star rating icons are now focusable and actionable using keyboard keys (NPR-32513).

  • Functionality to control video volume is now accessible through tab (to focus on volume slider) and arrow keys (to adjust volume) on keyboard (NPR-32065).

  • The purpose of lower bound (From) and upper bound (To) input fields of File Size filter is now announced to non-sighted screen reader users (NPR-32064).

  • The Languages menu in Create and Translate form is now accessible to screen readers in browse mode (CQ-4293906).

  • The References panel is now accessible with following enhancements (NPR-33261, CQ-4293798):

    • In browse mode, screen reader focus no longer moves to hidden multiline edit fields under Site References, Asset References, Copies, and Form References sections.

    • Screen readers now announce the role of Site References and Language Copies elements.

    • The focus of screen readers in browse mode shifts in a meaningful sequence to various elements.

  • Metadata Schema Editor page and its elements are now accessible using keyboard and are screen reader friendly (CQ-4290962, CQ-4272953).

  • The purpose of X symbol to remove the selected tags is now announced by screen readers along with the number of selected tag (CQ-4273017).

  • To avoid confusion for non-sighted users using screen reader, decorative icons and images are now ignored by screen readers (CQ-4272944).

Issues fixed in Experience Manager Assets

Adobe Experience Manager Assets provides fixes to the following issues:

  • Start option on Create Workflow dialog for assets in a collection is disabled, preventing the workflow from getting triggered (NPR-32471).

  • When using cascading popup in metadata schemas, on selecting and saving a drop-down option containing an apostrophe (from the child drop-down) the selected apostrophe option disappears after reopening asset Properties (NPR-32649).

  • Assets Insights Sync Job stops and fails if it encounters invalid entries (on the Analytics side) instead of moving to the next entry (NPR-32674).

  • Gyroscope is not functional as motions sensors are disabled by default on mobile browsers in panoramic viewer (CQ-4272937).

  • Connected Assets Configuration wizard fails to work with 404 error, on installing 6.5.3 on 6.5.1 (NPR-32730).

  • During the XMP writeback process, all custom namespace metadata properties change the custom namespace prefix to ns2 as opposed to the namespace prefix that is configured (NPR-32748).

  • Lazy loading is not triggered and only 100 assets are displayed on selecting to review the tasks from notifications inbox (NPR-32750).

  • NullPointerException is observed due to missing node preferences in newly created user profile (SAML/SSO). This error prevents newly logged in users to use Adobe Experience Manager Stock integration (NPR-32777).

  • Traversal warnings are observed in logs on opening a smart collection containing more than 10,000 assets (NPR-32980).

  • Asset names are changed to lowercase when moving assets from one folder to another in Adobe Experience Manager working on Dynamic Media Scene7 runmode (NPR-32995).

  • A searched asset cannot be deleted after navigating to its properties from the search results and then going back to search results to delete it (NPR-32998).

  • Next option remains disabled on selecting destination folder in Move Assets interface (NPR-33356).

  • Next option is not enabled on selecting parent node (where single child folder is visible) and then selecting child folder (NPR-33275).

  • Check in and check out permissions are disabled on Adobe Asset Link (AAL) for users with delete permission, even if other permissions such as read, create, or modify are granted (NPR-33272).

  • Smart Crop renditions are not available in asset download dialog (NPR-33167).

  • Exception is observed in logs on opening renditions rail for a PDF under a folder with smart crop profile (CQ-4294201).

  • Image Presets do not publish, if Dynamic Media sync mode is disabled by default on Experience Manager with Dynamic Media Scene7 runmode (CQ-4294200).

  • Asset processing while bulk upload gets stuck and workflow instance shows stuck instances of DAM update asset (CQ-4293916).

  • Creating a Dynamic Media configuration on Experience Manager works, but on the user interface nothing happens on selecting Save (CQ-4292442).

  • Preview of F4V video assets is not working in progressive playback on Safari/Mac (CQ-4289844).

  • Extra folder is created on smart-cropping an asset that is inside a parent folder with dot . character in its name (CQ-4289337).

  • Thumbnail is broken, and video processing banner is not shown when a video is copied (CQ-4284125).

  • Dimensional viewer incorrectly displays empty thumbnails in Firefox for some models with empty camera views (CQ-4283447).

  • Performance issues fixed in are (CQ-4279206):

    • It takes too long to upload large binaries to Dynamic Media Image Processing servers.

    • Thumbnail generation time on Experience Manager increases because of Dynamic Media Scene7 architecture.

  • Dynamic Media Scene7 migration issues fail for customers with large number of assets (CQ-4279206).

  • Layout of video 360 viewer is broken if setVideo is used, and video shifts down on using video= modifier (CQ-4263201).

  • An error message displays while installing the Experience Manager SDL package (NPR-33175).

  • SSRF vulnerability in Experience Manager (NPR-33435).

Support for 3D assets in Dynamic Media ( support-for-3d

Support for 3D images in Dynamic Media enables customers to publish and add 3D content to web pages and applications. The support includes:

  • Publish common 3D asset formats and generate an asset URL that can be used in web pages and other applications.

  • A 3D Web Viewer, powered by Adobe Dimension, to interactively view the published 3D assets.

  • Publish and view common 3D assets on Experience Manager Sites pages using the Sites WCM component.

Platform platform-6550

  • The Sling filter is not called if the sling:match map entry is created under /etc/maps (NPR-33362).
  • Experience Manager crashes due to segmentation fault with Apache Lucene (NPR-32988).
  • Jackson core package missing from Experience Manager uberjar file (NPR-32848).
  • CRXDE Lite does not load content for users without read permission on the jcr:primaryType property for a node (NPR-32611).
  • Granite maintenance task scheduler re-initializes too often during Experience Manager deployments (CQ-4294627).
  • When an SQL query execute for a long time, for example, 7 hours, Experience Manager stops responding (NPR-33044).

User Interface ui-6550

  • Radio button selection does not persist in a multifield (NPR-33309).
  • Lazy loading limit does not work for the list view (NPR-33124).
  • Omnisearch results page does not display a message if there are no matches (NPR-32974).
  • Omnisearch filter returns all matches under /content node ignoring the selected location (NPR-32849).

Integrations integrations-6550

  • Internal cache is cleared when a page with an Adobe Target component is published (NPR-33162).
  • Integration with Adobe Target does not work on Windows Internet Explorer 11 (NPR-33111).
  • When configuring Adobe Target, the Company and Report Suite fields do not appear on selecting a reporting source (NPR-32502).
  • When exporting Experience Fragments using Adobe I/O, metadata like Source Product is not exported into Adobe Target (NPR-32159).
  • Authorized IMS users in local Experience Manager admin group cannot create or modify IMS configurations (NPR-33045).
  • Adobe Launch configurations page does not display all records (NPR-33011).
  • Users in content-authors group cannot edit properties of an Adobe Target component due to JavaScript error (NPR-32996).
  • Cross-site scripting for JSON (NPR-32744).

Translation Projects translation-6550

  • Translated tags are not imported into Experience Manager from third-party translation services (NPR-33154).
  • Translation configuration page displays incorrect translation provider than the one used for the translation (NPR-32971).
  • Adding an experience fragment folder to an existing translation project creates a new project (NPR-32843).
  • A NullPointerException error is seen in the logs on running a translation job (NPR-32628).

WCM wcm-6550

  • Page Editor - The Sites Page Editor does not allow the keyboard-only users to skip to the main content instead of shifting tab focus through all options available in the header (CQ-4293883).
  • Page Editor - Panels that use Well component and include saved data do not display due to updates in Chrome and Firefox versions (CQ-4292995).
  • MSM - Deleting a component from the page does not delete the component from the published version of the page (CQ-4292360).

Brand Portal assets-brand-portal-6550

  • Removing a published metadata schema from Brand Portal results in an error (CQ-4292063).
  • If an administrator configures Experience Manager Assets 6.5.4 with Brand Portal via Adobe Developer Console, the Brand Portal user is not able to publish a contribution folder’s asset from Brand Portal to Experience Manager (NPR-33046).
  • Duplicate replication of the parent folders causing conflicts (NPR-33001).

Communities communities-6550

  • Cannot delete a card in moderation console using the quick edit menu option (NPR-33117).
  • An error occurs on accessing the Activity Stream page (NPR-33146).
  • Groups deleted on author instance are not removed from all publish instances (NPR-33199).
  • Authors, after creating a group, are not redirected to the Community Group section on Internet Explorer 11 (NPR-33205).
  • Accessing a message in Experience Manager Inbox does not change the status of the message to Read (NPR-32764).
  • Editing a Communities group and changing the thumbnail image does not update the group thumbnail image (NPR-32599).
  • A user is not able to send an email to another user in a community (NPR-32598).
  • A submitted blog does not display until the user refreshes the page (NPR-32391).
  • While creating a version of notifications and subscriptions of User Generated Content (UGC), an incorrect ID of the source page is stored (CQ-4279355, CQ-4289703).
  • Cross-site scripting issue (NPR-33203).

Workflow workflow-6550

  • The Timeline option in the left rail takes more time to load than expected (NPR-32851).
  • After restarting an Experience Manager instance, the email for the review task for a collection includes an incorrect payload link (NPR-32774).

Forms forms-6550

Experience Manager Service Pack does not include fixes for Forms. They are delivered using a separate Forms add-on package. In addition, a cumulative installer is released that includes fixes for AEM Forms on JEE. For more information, see Install Experience Manager Forms on JEE.
  • Correspondence Management: The order of assets in a target area shuffles after submitting a letter (NPR-33359, NPR-33153).
  • Adaptive Forms: When a user edits an adaptive form, the Start Workflow option available in the Page Information menu does not work (NPR-33004).
  • Adaptive Forms: The user is not able to save an adaptive form with more than one attachment (NPR-32997).
  • Adaptive Forms: Changing the panel layout in an adaptive form results in an error (CQ-4293880).
  • Adaptive Forms: A new line to a string in an adaptive forms dictionary adds 
 characters to the dictionary (NPR-33266).
  • Adaptive Forms accessibility: When a user previews an adaptive form as an HTML form, the Scribble Signature field is not able to retain tab focus (NPR-33159).
  • Adaptive Forms accessibility: The error messages that display on submitting an adaptive form do not link to an aria-describedBy attribute (NPR-33071).
  • Adaptive Forms accessibility: Fields marked mandatory in an adaptive form do not have the mandatory attribute set to True in the ARIA accessibility schema (NPR-33070).
  • PDFG Service: When a user converts a text file to a PDF, Japanese characters do not render correctly (NPR-33238).
  • PDFG Service: CreatePDF operation fails to convert a PDF file to PDF OCR format (NPR-32994).
  • PDFG Service: PDF conversion fails for the 200th instance of an OpenOffice document (NPR-32766).
  • BackendIntegration: Form data model requests fail as the refresh token expires due to incorrect inactive state (NPR-33169).
  • Designer: Screen readers execute the tabbing order based on the default geographic order instead of the custom tabbing order defined in the XDP file (NPR-32160).
  • Designer: If the tagging option is enabled, the subform border disappears in the generated PDF output (NPR-32778).
  • Stored XSS with the GuideSOMProviderServlet (NPR-32700).
  • Experience Manager 6.5 Forms on JEE Document Security is now based on Apache Struts 2.
  • Added support for Oracle Real Applications Cluster (RAC) 19c.
  • Form data model now supports X-509 certificate-based authentication while using SOAP web services as the data source. For more information, see Configure SOAP web services.

UberJar uber-jar

The UberJar for Experience Manager is available in the Maven Central repository.

To use UberJar in a Maven project, see how to use UberJar and include the following dependency in your project POM:

UberJar and the other related artifacts are available on Maven Central Repository instead of Adobe Public Maven repository ( The main UberJar file is renamed to uber-jar-<version>.jar. So, there is no classifier, with apis as the value, for the dependency tag.