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Overlay OOTB Page in AEM


Level 4

Hi All,


I have overlayed node from /libs/cq/inbox/content/inbox/details/workitem/jcr:content/content/items/tabs/items/workflowcomments to /apps/cq/inbox/content/inbox/details/workitem/jcr:content/content/items/tabs/items/workflowcomments


I have added custom node under workflowcomments in apps folder.

But this node is not appearing on the page unless I add all the properties of workflowcomments and child nodes in /apps as well.


Ideally, when we overlay node from /libs to /apps we only add properties/nodes that we want customize. Rest of the data should be coming from /libs.


But in this case, I'm having to add all properties and nodes in /apps and customize to reflect on the page. This is kind of contradicting the AEM overlay concept. Could anyone help me understand here.


Many Thanks,



2 Replies


Community Advisor

Hello @girishb83316758 


You shouldn't be overlaying these nodes. They are in granite:InternalArea. 


Please do check, if the deployments will through


Which element in UI does it correspond to?

Aanchal Sikka


Level 4

Hi @aanchal-sikka ,


These element correspond to 'comments tabs' in AEM Inbox for workItem.

We have done customization for this comment box. But we had to re-create all the parent and add it's properties in /apps folder as well.

My understanding is, Overlay concept in AEM should by-default take these and we should avoid adding redundant node and it's property values again in /apps nodes.