Alfresco Community Edition | ECM for enthusiasts

Open Source Enterprise Content Management

Alfresco Community Edition is an innovative, open source Enterprise Content Management platform intended for use in non-critical environments. Distributed under the LGPLv3 license, it is free to download and best suited for developers and technical enthusiasts who are willing to self-support and don’t required the additional enterprise-class features offered by Alfresco One.


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Open Content Management

Open Content Management

Alfresco Community Edition allows organizations to manage any type of content, from office documents to scanned images and engineering drawings. It is widely used, providing a robust content management platform with a CMIS compliant repository. Users can collaborate on content wherever and however they work.

  • Simple, user-friendly collaboration with the Alfresco Share web interface
  • Integration with familiar applications such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Natively access Alfresco as a network drive natively within Windows or Mac
  • Support for Alfresco Mobile apps for iOS and Android (including SDKs)
  • Extensible through a wide range of standard APIs and community add-ons
Alfresco and Community Maintained

Alfresco and Community Maintained

Alfresco Community Edition is developed and maintained by Alfresco with the help of an active community of thousands of developers. Alfresco does not provide support for Community Edition. Community edition provides:

  • Limited QA on an open source stack performed by the Alfresco engineering team
  • Periodic, stable releases distributed by Alfresco engineering team
  • Nightly builds offering the latest functionality
  • Alfresco provided bug fixes for the current version only
  • Source code publicly available
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Support Options

Support Options

Alfresco Community Edition is not supported by Alfresco or our certified partners. However, the knowledge of an active community of open source developers can be called upon for help via forums, wiki and online chat.

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System Requirements

System Requirements

Alfresco Community Edition is deployed as a Java web application and runs on a variety of operating systems, application servers and databases. The most common stack is:

  • 64-bit Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Ubuntu and SUSE are also commonly used)
  • JDK 8
  • Apache Tomcat
  • MySQL or PostgreSQL
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Need an Enterprise-Grade Solution?

If you are managing business-critical content in a production environment, Alfresco One provides enterprise-grade scalability, security and performance, including clustering, data encryption at rest, simplified administration and a wide range of value-added modules such as analytics, media management and transformation servers. A hybrid ECM platform, Alfresco One offers automatic selective syncing between on-premises and cloud repositories to extend content and processes to external partners.

Differences between Alfresco One and Alfresco Community Edition

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