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FileNet Content Manager (CPE)

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CMIS + OAUTH - Local Signature Verification

Background The way OAUTH was delivered in CMIS was... 1. User logs into identify provider and user receives a token 2. User passes that token to CMIS 3. CMIS reaches out to the identity provider and asks if the token is valid The enhancement my or...
10 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Functionality already exists

Add PostgreSQL as a supported relational database for Traditional (on-Prem) Content Manager (CPE) in addition to the Container release.

Adding PostgreSQL as a supported relational database would provide a low cost, open source option for the deployment of FileNet Content Manger and it is already qualified with the CPE container release.
9 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 2 Future consideration

FileNet should support customer managed encryption key for AWS S3 bucket upload and download of content.

FileNet should have mechanism to keep the encryption keys and also able to manage multiple keys in case multiple storage areas. This feature helps to maintain corporate security mandates. It's my understanding that there are several customers requ...
12 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Functionality already exists

Saving Solution in Filenet Process Designer also check-in files in ACCE

When editing solutions, changes made in FilenetPD are not automatically save/check-in to Design Object Store after "Save". The objects show as check-out in ACCE console. The changes are check-in when the solution is commit/deploy in Case Builder. ...
2 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

Provide a Virtual Instance Configurable Limit on Number of Concurrent Sweeps Allowed

We have observed, within a site that if multiple sweeps are running and restarts of JVMs happen during sweep processing, all running sweeps can potentially realign to the first active JVM post restart and therefore overload the JVM/Server. In case...
9 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

Show the status of a sweep in the list view of ACCE. Show if it is enabled and if it is completed or still running. The completion status would not apply to Sweep Policies

Admins would benefit from this because they could see sweep job status at a glance without need to query the database directly.
2 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration

Content Platform Engine Storage Area Metric Count Anomalies Correction Script

During ingestion and deletions we often see miscounts in the storage area metrics, leading to for instance negative counts in a storage area if swept content from an area to another area (change of device type, migration to object storage). We hav...
over 1 year ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Future consideration

Allow pass thru of sql syntax using some kind of key work start/end structure to allow use of underlying RDBMS system capabilities

While using the search capabilities of FileNet Content Platform Engine, we have found some cases where the delivered SQL API for FileNet limits the capabilities of the underlying database software. Examples include parallelism, top XXX (row num li...
12 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Not under consideration

S3 Integration

Configuring S3 bucket as a storage device requires S3 AccessKey and ID to be configured in the wizard. Having static password leads to data at risk. In AWS, S3 can be accessed either by using the accesskey or by using role based authentication. In...
almost 2 years ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 1 Planned for future release

Add Maven Repo to CPE installations

It’s hard to share code and tools on source code repositories because there is no standard repo set up for the libraries for the content and process engine. They are not on Maven Central, for example, for a good reason. They are proprietary. In AC...
3 months ago in FileNet Content Manager (CPE) 0 Future consideration