What are the benefits of using AEM?
The reason why the Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) is popular with so many organizations around the globe is that it can oversimplify web development as well as the delivery of a website's contents. You can better manage the website's assets by diminishing previous complications and deliver exceptional experiences to the right people at the proper time.
In short, Adobe Experience Manager provides you with the foundation on which you can create, manage and deliver to your customers highly-personalized content at a quick pace. Below are some of the most important benefits when using AEM.
Syncing AEM Remote Assets
Many of us have been in a situation where we wanted to use AEM Sites on one server while using AEM Assets on another. But up until recently, it was only possible via manual customization, which means that most have put that option out of their minds.
With AEM Remote Assets, you can now tackle this problem relatively easy. Two seemingly opposed objectives are part of AEM Remote Assets - the "Access to all remote AEM Assets” and “Copy of just the required remote AEM Assets.” These can, however, be synced together when the asset sync will first copy the entire node structure from the remote DAM. It will pull in all the tags and metadata of the remote assets but, at the same time, leaving the large binary files behind.
Only when any of those assets are requested, will the Remote Assets copy the necessary binary files, thanks to a second sync. It will leave everything else that's not needed, behind.
Integrating AEM with Microsoft Azure Active Directory
You can implement an OAuth integration with AEM using Microsoft Azure AD as the server to use it for both the author and publish instances. Nevertheless, the Cloud Service will not work if the OAuth also needs to function for the author instance, as well. But by disabling anonymous access and only allowing access via OAuth, you can bypass the Cloud Services altogether.
Link Tag Management for AEM
Most developers hardly give a second thought to links and anchor tags, even if they are a ubiquitous part of any website. Aside from telling the link where it needs to direct users, there is not much more attention given to them. But on an AEM website, several other dimensions need to be considered.
There is the issue of whether the website will be made international. If that is the case, will the target address need to be changed as well, or will the label for the link need to be translated? Likewise, will that link be opened in an external window instead of the current tab? These questions can be quickly resolved with a little bit of careful planning and foresight.
By adding a custom JSTL tag to resolve links before adding them to the templates, you will be able to exercise much more control over your links, also adding to the site's functionality, years after it was first built.