About this Help

This Help describes how to administer the AEM forms applications and services and how to configure system settings to improve performance. It also provides administrators with details about the administrative tasks that keep the AEM forms installation running smoothly. Subject areas that are discussed include database table maintenance, error logging files, system troubleshooting, and system backup recommendations.

The Help includes the following topics:

Configure general AEM forms settings : How to use Core System Settings to help improve system performance.

Setting up and managing domains : How to configure enterprise, local, and hybrid domains for use with AEM forms.

Configuring User Management : How to configure Adobe® User Management, including time-outs, batch sizes, and enabling single sign-on (SSO).

Setting up and organizing users : How to add and configure AEM forms users.

Connecting to a content management system : How to connect to an enterprise content management (ECM) system.

Managing certificates and credentials : How to configure certificates and credentials that are required to create secured files.

Importing and managing applications and archives : How to import and manage application that were created in Workbench. Also how to import and manage LCAs that were created in Workbench 8.x.

Managing Services : How to stop, start, and configure services that are part of AEM forms.

Managing Endpoints : How to configure and enable endpoints. Before a service can be used, you must configure and enable an endpoint. Endpoints specify how the service is invoked. In Workbench, endpoints were called start points.

Configuring Acrobat Reader DC extensions : How to configure credentials and other settings for Acrobat Reader DC extensions.

Working with PDF Generator : How to configure PDF Generator as well as convert your documents by using the administration console web pages.

Configuring SSL : How to create SSL credentials and configure SSL on the application server.

Working with document security : How to configure Document Security and manage settings for policies, policy sets, documents, events.

Configuring Forms : How to configure settings for Forms Generator.

Configuring Output : How to configure settings for output.

Configuring forms workflow : How to configure forms workflow, including setting up out-of-office and business calendars, as well as administering processes, operations, and tasks.

Configuring Workspace : How to configure settings that affect workspace.
Note: The Flex Worksapce is deprecated for AEM forms release.

Health Monitor : How to use Health Monitor to verify that your system is running properly, view information to help diagnose system problems as they occur, and perform operations on work items or jobs displaying problems.

Maintaining AEM forms : The maintenance tasks and configurations that are required to keep your AEM forms installation performing smoothly.

Maintaining the AEM forms Database : How to keep your AEM forms database working properly and improve database performance.

Maintaining the Application Server : How to keep your AEM forms application server running efficiently and improve application server performance.

AEM forms Backup and Recovery : How to back up and recover the AEM forms application data.

Who should read this help

This Help provides information for IT and product administrators:

IT administrator: Responsible for IT deployment planning and hardware preparation. Knowledgeable about application servers, LDAP, database administration, and network administration.

Product administrator: Responsible for installing, monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting a multiservice AEM forms environment. This AEM forms administrator works with the IT administrator before installing the AEM forms software into the corporate network.

The information provided is based on the assumption that anyone reading this Help is familiar with the following technologies:

  • J2EE application servers

  • Linux®, Microsoft® Windows®, IBM® AIX®, or Sun™ Solaris™ operating system

  • MySQL, Oracle, DB2, or SQL Server database server

  • Web environments.

Additional information

The resources in this table can help you to learn about AEM forms.

For information about


All the documentation available for AEM forms


Patch updates, technical notes, and additional information about this product version


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