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Alfresco is a leading Java-based open source web enterprise content management system. This software application provides Document Management, Collaboration, Records Management, Knowledge Management, Web Content Management, and Imaging.

There are two version available of this software. The Enterprise Edition is open source with commercial support. There is also a community edition released under the GPL v2 license, supported by the Alfresco Community via the developer forums.

Alfresco is award-winning software.

 Alfresco 5.0.c

Free to download



Alfresco Software


System Requirements
Java 1.5.x
Ant 1.6.5 or higher
MySQL 4.1.x or higher
Tomcat 6.x and/or JBoss Portal 2.0
SWF Tools

Documentation, Datasheets, Wiki, Forums, Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn

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Features include:

  • Document Management
  • Web Content Management (including full webapp & session virtualization)
  • Content authoring
  • Integrated content tagging and tag-based search
  • Repository-level versioning (similar to Subversion)
  • Transparent overlays (similar to unionfs)
  • Records Management, including 5015.2 certification. It also allows other standards (such as MoReq2, NOARK, etc.) to be supported
  • Image Management
  • Auto-generated XForms with AJAX support
  • Integrated Publishing
  • Repository access via CIFS/SMB, FTP, WebDAV, NFS and CMIS
  • Zero-footprint clients
  • jBPM workflow
  • Lucene search
  • Federated servers
  • Multi-language support
  • Portable application packaging
  • Browser-based GUI (official support for Internet Explorer and Firefox)
  • Desktop integration with Microsoft Office and
  • Integrated Transformation Services: Office to ODF/PDF, PowerPoint to Flash
  • Clustering support
  • Pluggable authentication: NTLM, LDAP, Kerberos, CAS
  • Multiple Database support: MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle
  • CIFS interface that provides file system compatibility on Microsoft Windows and Unix-like operating systems
  • Site activity feed
  • Site calendar
  • Upload files directly

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