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How to implement pretty URLs in AEM? (URL parameters but without using ?parameter-here=xxx)

jayv25585659

17-04-2018

I want to create a URL like this.

www.myhost.com/my-page/john.smith

my-page is an AEM page while john.smith is a parameter to the page. It's really like

www.myhost.com/my-page?name=john.smith

but the first URL that looks nicer. Is this something AEM can do (like config changes) or perhaps this is an Apache rewrite rules? Perhaps combination of both?

Sample please?

Thanks!

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Hemant_arora

17-04-2018

You can add a sling mapping for making your pages load with URL 1

You can perform a regular expression matching which matches all url with extension .smith and redirect internally in AEM to /content/my-page/john

Refer to https://sling.apache.org/documentation/the-sling-engine/mappings-for-resource-resolution.html#mappin...

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jayv25585659

23-04-2018

with URL mappings, can this be tested locally (dev laptop that's running an author instance of AEM. no publisher. no dispatcher)? I'm only asking since the URL you linked mentioned dispatcher and Apache rewrite rules.

Thanks

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anjali_biddanda

06-05-2018

You'll need to use a sling servlet with a selector. Your selectors will be firstname, lastname. Your sling servlet annotation will look like this:
@SlingServlet(resourceTypes = "myBrand/components/pages/myPeoplePageType", selectors =

{firstname, lastname}

, extensions = "html”, methods=”GET”)

Your URL below:
http://www.myhost.com/people.firstname.lastname
will invoke your servlet and pass current page path along with other parameters. Servlet would be resolved through selectors & resource type.

Then you will need a dispatcher rewrite rule that will take /my-page/john.smith and transform it into /my-page.john.smith. You can test your /my-page.john.smith on your author instance. But for the pretty URL, you'll need your dispatcher set up. Or you might be able to do this URL mapping (under /etc/maps) as a regexmap (https://sling.apache.org/documentation/the-sling-engine/mappings-for-resource-resolution.html#mappin...), in which case, you can test it in your author.

https://forums.adobe.com/thread/2325530
http://www.aemcq5tutorials.com/tutorials/sling-servlet-in-aem/
https://helpx.adobe.com/experience-manager/6-2/managing/using/seo-and-url-management.html (Look at sections - "Using Sling Selectors" and "Sling servlets (one level down)")