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From Maurizio Pillitu <>
Subject Re: Questions pertaining to Alfresco webscript connector UI
Date Sat, 11 Oct 2014 16:33:41 GMT
Hi everyone,

my name is Maurizio Pillitu and this is my first email as Apache ManifoldCF
committer; I'm extremely excited to be part of this team and I'm looking
forward to working with each and everyone of you. A special thanks to Karl
who led the Alfresco Webscript Connector integration and proposed my

I'm currently working as Consultant in the Alfresco Professional Services
team (; I'm 34, resident in
Amsterdam, but living in airports, covering EMEA territory; if you want to
know more about me you will find me at and as maoo

My comments interleaved...

On Sat, Oct 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM, Rafa Haro <> wrote:

> Those are probably more suitable to be answered by Maurizio :-) but I will
> try :
> En 11 de octubre de 2014 en 14:25:25, Karl Wright (
> escrito:
> Hi Rafa and Maurizio,
> I just committed a UI test for the alfresco webscript connector, and while
> I was at it, I needed to fix a few things to get it to pass. I noted that
> the UI seems perhaps overly general, and started wondering if we should
> tighten it up a bit. To that end, I have a few questions:
> (1) What are legal values for storeprotocol? "workspace", but what else?
> I suspect this is not open-ended.
> That one definitively is for Maurizio
This is the list of stores in Alfresco; nodeRefs are built with the
<protocol>://<identifier>/<UUID> convention.


The only stores that have sense to index are workspace://SpacesStore and
archive://SpacesStore, since the others are used by Alfresco internals and
can be queried using Restful APIs.

> (2) Where is the port supposed to go? If the port is expected to be
> attached to the hostname, then it should be a separate field.
> Yep, exactly
> (3) Am I correct in guessing that "endpoint" should always start with a "/"
> and not be empty? Or, can it be empty?
> Not empty and following a normal installation of the alfresco-indexer
> plugin in alfresco, can be a fixed value
The "endpoint" attribute defaults to "/alfresco/service", where "/alfresco"
is the servlet context (variable) and "/service" is the same for all
Alfresco installations; I'd propose to replace "endpoint" with "context"
(or similar, alternatives are welcome) and compose the final Url in the
connect() method.

> (4) Can the username or password be empty?
> Nop
​I think it could/should, depending on the Alfresco Webscript
authentication settings; if webscripts are configured to accept
unauthenticated connections, the Alfresco Manifold ​connector could provide
empty username/password.

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