Older versions of Adobe Experience Manager, CQ, and CRX documentation older-versions-aem-cq-crx

Find previous help guides for older versions of AEM, CQ, and CRX.

Older versions of Experience Manager documentation older-version-aem-documentation

The versions of Adobe Experience Manager, CQ, and CRX listed on this page are End of Life and no longer officially sold by Adobe. Adobe’s last versions of official documentation for these older versions are available for your self-help needs. Adobe recommends that you upgrade to the latest version - Adobe Experience Manager as a Cloud Service.

To know when an Experience Manager version reaches end of core support, see products and technical support periods and search AEM.

Before you install before-installation

Before you download the package, determine who consumes the content. This decision determines how it is deployed:

  • Developers can install locally for quick reference.
  • For broader organizational documentation needs, Adobe recommends that the package is deployed on an internally accessible, non-production AEM Author instance.
Users must be logged into the Experience Manager instance to access this content on Experience Manager Author. This content is not accessible by default on AEM Publish (as it exists under /libs).

Software Distribution Locations software-distribution-locations

A valid Adobe ID is required:

  • If you don’t have an Adobe ID, you can create one at https://www.adobe.com/
    If you need assistance creating or managing your Adobe ID, see this guide

How to install a documentation package how-to-install-documentation-package

To Install a legacy documentation package, you must have Experience Manager installed and running on your local drive or network drive.

Download the documentation package download-documentation-package

  1. From the table above, select the link for the Experience Manager documentation version to download. For example, AEM 5.6.1.

  2. Login using your Adobe ID. If you don’t have an ID, create one.

  3. Select the Download button.

  4. Here is an example of what you see:

Example Software Distribution

Install the package on your local instance install-package-local-instance

For AEM 6.2, start your local instance with an increased maximum heap size, by using this command for example: java -jar -XX:MaxPermSize=2048m aem-author.jar
  1. Open the Experience Manager user interface. In a web browser, enter: http://localhost:4502/. Login as an Administrator.

  2. Select Tools > Deployment > Packages.

  3. From the Package Manager UI, select Upload Package.

  4. Browse to the location where you downloaded the AEM package.

  5. Select the package and click OK.

  6. After the package is uploaded, you install it.

  7. In the Package Manager UI, locate the package and select Install.

  8. On the confirmation dialog box, select Install again. The installation takes a few minutes.

  9. In a web browser, launch the documentation page. Using the AEM 5.6.1 example, the URL would be: http://localhost:4502/libs/aem-docs/content/en/cq/5-6-1.html.

Get help from the Experience Manager community get-help-from-aem-community

If you have questions about using Experience Manager, Adobe recommends that you reach out to experienced community experts in the Experience Manager forums.