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AEM local environment on the internet


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Is it possible to setup an AEM local environment to be accessed through the internet, with a public IP or DNS?

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Employee Advisor

yes, it is possible, but not really recommended. Because a local development has default credentials and is not considered production ready. 



Employee Advisor

For what?


The AEM 6.5 security checklist:


And for making the AEM instance public: There is nothing really special, you can follow any documentation which describes how to make internet services public.


A piece of advice: Even test instance require a proper setup and security; if you don't have experience with this, I highly suggest to get in touch with someone who has done that before. 


Level 2

For making the AEM instance public, I've been trying to find out how to publish the .JAR instance (the quickstart.jar file) to the internet. It looks like I need to convert it into a .WAR file and use Tomcat + IIS. Otherwise I haven't found great results. Can you recommend platforms that I can look to?

I appreciate a link to the security checklist.



You can use tools like localtunnel [1] / ngrok [2] to expose your localhost over the internet. But be careful as it's easy to exploit localhost due to lake of security. Make sure to apply security checklist [3]