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Installing Adobe Experience Manager

Installing Adobe Experience Manager

This section describes how to set up and install AEM 6.3 and the corresponding updates required for EP Commerce for Adobe Marketing Cloud.

Configure Adobe Maven repositories

If your project team's Maven repository doesn't already contain the Adobe artifacts needed to build AEM, you will need to add additional proxies to the team Maven repository.

First, configure an AEM instance to act as a Maven repository:
  1. Install an AEM 6.3 author instance on your Maven repository server.
  2. Download and install the as documented in step 1 at

Then add the following proxies to your project team's Maven repository after the proxies that were added in Set Up Maven Repository.

Repository Provider Policy URL Credentials Required
Adobe Public Maven2 Release
Adobe AEM Maven2 Release http://localhost:4502/maven/repository/ Use the credentials for the AEM instance you installed above.

Install Adobe Experience Manager 6.3

Follow Adobe's Getting Started instructions to download and install and run cq-quickstart-6.3.0.jar as an Author instance.

Install Geometrixx Demo

When you install EP Commerce for Adobe Marketing Cloud for the first time, you will probably want to see it in action through a demo site.

If so, you will need to install the Adobe Geometrixx demo that ships with AEM 6.2. In AEM,

  1. Open Web Console at http://localhost:4502/system/console/bundles and install:
    • Day Communique 5 Geometrixx Commons Core.jar bundle
    • Day Communique 5 Geometrixx Core.jar bundle
  2. Open the Package Manager at http://localhost:4502/crx/packmgr/index.jsp and install:
    • package

Disable ContextHub Shopping Cart

As of the AEM 6.1 release, a bug exists in the ContextHub Shopping Cart so items placed in your cart may disappear. We recommend turning this off.

To disable the ContextHub Shopping Cart:
  1. Go to ContextHub Configuration at http://localhost:4502/etc/cloudsettings/default/contexthub/cart.edit.html
  2. Click Edit Shopping Cart.
  3. Deselect the Enabled checkbox
  4. Click Next and Save.