Suggestion : create a custom namespace for my application

bilala23933647

28-05-2020

Dear Community members,

 

I am curious if I can create a namespace to save my custom properties. Just like what AEM offers - jcr:title, dc:description, etc . I want to create my own(mysite:customTitle) and use it across my application.

 

A. is it feasible?

B. If yes, then how to do it? what's the catch and things I must take care of while creating one?

 

Look forward to your valuable thoughts on this.

 

Many thanks in advance,

Bilal.

AEM AEM 6.4 JCR

Accepted Solutions (1)

Accepted Solutions (1)

berliant

Employee

28-05-2020

Yes, it's feasible to add a custom namespace.

1. Open up CRX Explorer by going to http://localhost:4502/crx/explorer/index.jsp. If you are not logged in, select Login and enter Admin credentials for the AEM environment:

2. Select Node Type Administration and in the new window, select Namespaces

3. At the bottom of the window, select New

4. Enter a URL (for now, it doesn’t have to be a real URL, for example, http://weretail.com)

5. Enter a prefix, for example mysite

6. Select OK

Answers (3)

Answers (3)

Jörg_Hoh

Employee

28-05-2020

It's doable, but I would avoid it. Why? Because you always have to take care that this namespace is registered. Sharing a content package with Adobe support might not be that straight forward anymore.

 

Full disclosure: I never created custom namespaces in my projects. Worked very well 🙂 And I never missed them.

Briankasingli

MVP

28-05-2020

@bilala23933647,

You create a new custom namespace under, the CRX Explorerhttp://localhost:4502/crx/explorer/index.jsp, via @berliant's mention. There are no problems when it comes to registering a new namespace. The catch is you need to set up a namespace for each different AEM environment(s); read is fine.

Arun_Patidar

MVP

28-05-2020

I am adding one more point to previous answer -

Make sure, your replication user(receiver) should have jcr:namespaceManagement privilege to create namespace on publish.

https://docs.adobe.com/content/help/en/experience-manager-64/deploying/configuring/troubleshoot-rep....