After I run the quickstart.bat file and try to hit http://localhost:4502/ , instead of getting the login screen I get the below error. Any help is appreciated.
HTTP ERROR: 503
Problem accessing /. Reason:
AuthenticationSupport service missing. Cannot authenticate request.
Powered by Jetty://
You get that error when the authentication bundles haven't started yet. In some cases this is just a matter of time - the start up may still be progress. If it isn't just time then there are any number of reasons why the authentication bundles might not have started. There are two steps you need to take to troubleshoot the issues:
1) Re-index repository -: Stop your AEM instance then rename/delete "index" folder present under "auhor\crx-quickstart\repository"
2) Restart AEM instance.