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AEM 6.3 :: Contextaware configs object "caconfig" not working in publisher

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Hi Team,

In the Sightly we are using "caconfig" object to get the values defined in the Contextaware config's. We are using it like  caconfig['<propertyname>'].   This is working fine Author environment. But in Publisher it is not working.  Could you please let us know is there extra configuration we need to do to fix this. We are maintaining configurations under /conf node. We don't want to provide anonymous access to this folder.

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K Chaitanya

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Hi,

anonymous user needs to have read access to /conf on AEM; but the dispatcher should block any direct access to /conf. To go further with this, please allow anonymous to read /conf, just to confirm if that's the issue.

@Arun: The Sling Scripting bundle is using the sling-scripting service user to internally do stuff, but the rendering itself runs in the context of the user accessing the site (in case of publish: anonymous).

Jörg

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Employee Advisor

Make sure that the anonymous user has read permission on the /conf folder where you store this configuration.

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Hi Jörg Hoh

Thanks for the response. But I believe giving Anonymous access to /conf folder is not recommended.  With this, Any User can access the /conf folder. Could you please let us know alternative fix.

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When you use sightly, sightly uses sling-scripting users.

So if you give sling-scripting user read permission to /conf folder, then you'll be able to read conf data from sightly.

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Arun



Arun Patidar

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Hi Arun,

It is not working. Thanks for Response.

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Employee Advisor

Hi,

anonymous user needs to have read access to /conf on AEM; but the dispatcher should block any direct access to /conf. To go further with this, please allow anonymous to read /conf, just to confirm if that's the issue.

@Arun: The Sling Scripting bundle is using the sling-scripting service user to internally do stuff, but the rendering itself runs in the context of the user accessing the site (in case of publish: anonymous).

Jörg

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Hi Jorg

Yes, you are right. I tried with anonymous user after giving read permission, working fine.

giving permission to sling-scripting user won't resolve the issue. It was working for me because I was logged in as admin for changing permission.



Arun Patidar

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Hi Jorg,

It is working, If we give read access to Anonymous User. Primary Issue is resolved.

Also Getting 403/404 error, When we access /conf and it's subfolders from publisher/ dispatcher.  Could you please confirm, Out of the Box  access /conf folder restricted? Or still, we need to block the access to /conf folder from dispatcher ?.

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Employee Advisor

Hi,

just give it a try :-)

And indeed it would be a good idea to prevent access to /conf also via dispatcher.

cheers,

Jörg

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Hi Jorg.

Issue Solved. Thank you so much.

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