OSGI Configuration: nt:file or sling:OsgiConfig

AEMWizard

11-03-2020

I've seen OSGI configurations use as nt:file or sling:OsgiConfig interchangeably. What the best practice? Why is nt:files used? Are. there any other variations?

Why does core components. follow the nt:file pattern, /apps/core/wcm/config.author/com.day.cq.wcm.foundation.forms.impl.FormParagraphPostProcessor-core-components.config?

Why does we-retail follow the sling:OsgiConfig pattern, /apps/weretail/config/org.apache.sling.commons.log.LogManager.factory.config-we-retail?

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Jörg_Hoh

Employee

13-03-2020

There are now a few ways how you can configure OSGI configurations via the repository: Using sling:osgiConfig nodes, using an nt:file with the properties (in a ini-style format), and there is/will be a JSON variant ...

 

In the end it doesn't matter which one to use; when you are going to edit it in the IDE and store it in GIT, dropping a file is probably the easiest because you don't have the overhead of XML (as you have in the case of using sling:osgiConfig). Storing it as JSON is part of the latest AEM versions, so not yet widespread, thus I wouldn't recommend it today for general use.

 

regards

Jörg

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