Release information

Product Adobe Experience Manager
Version 6.3
Release Cumulative Fix Pack
Prerequisite AEM 6.3 Service Pack 1 (
General availability January 08, 2018

Cumulative Fix Pack

Adobe introduced a single-delivery model for releasing fixes. Instead of releasing hot fixes for individual issues, Adobe now releases a Cumulative Fix Pack (CFP) every month (subject to passing quality checks). A CFP is an aggregated content package for multiple fixes. CFPs primarily include bug fixes but might also include Feature Packs. They have the following advantages over individual hotfix releases:

  • Cumulative in nature (for example, a CFP contains fixes delivered through previous CFPs)
  • Increased quality assurance
  • Simplified installation (User installs a CFP as a single package that has no dependencies, except for the latest service pack)

For more information on CFP and other types of releases, see Maintenance Release Vehicle.

About the release

AEM Cumulative Fix Pack is an important update that includes several internal and customer fixes since the general availability of AEM 6.3 Service Pack 1 ( in October 2017.

AEM Cumulative Fix Pack is dependent on AEM 6.3 Service Pack 1. Therefore, you must install the AEM Cumulative Fix Pack 6.3.1.x package after installing AEM 6.3 Service Pack 1. For installation instructions, see AEM 6.3 Service Pack 1 release notes.

The key highlights of the AEM Cumulative Fix Pack are: 

  • Modified UI to support implementing CUG functionality in AEM Assets.
  • Fixed UI issues on license check page for better experience.
  • Enabled OSGi workflow task support in AEM Forms App.


Applying CFP without validating compatibility between installed feature packs may result in system failure or loss of custom configurations, which could require restoration from backup to resolve.

List of issues

This section lists all issues and hotfixes included in the current CFP. 

In addition, this CFP includes hotfixes delivered in previous cumulative fix packs.


  • Modified UI to support implementing CUG functionality in AEM Assets. NPR-19485
  • Uploading an asset as a direct child node of itself using the Touch UI causes an issue.  The asset is uploaded as a direct child of the previously selected asset.  NPR-19736
  • Date Range predicate and Range predicate do not work when loading a saved search/Smart collection. NPR-19844: Hotfix for CQ-4220808
  • AEM instance becomes sluggish when multiple assets (more than 4) are being published to Brand Portal. NPR-20009: Hotfix for CQ-4213426
  • Unable to download assets with spaces from license check page. NPR-20067: Hotfix for CQ-4216557
  • Processing issues when uploading PSB files with multiple alpha layers. NPR-20250: Hotfix for CQ-4220869
  • Users unable to download assets with long filenames and disclaimer defined. NPR-20254
  • ProductAssetsUploader leaves the temporary files of JAVA cache in Java TEMP folder. NPR-20256: Hotfix for CQ-4221801
  • Replace version comparison code with Adobe proprietary code due to licensing issues. NPR-20272: Hotfix for CQ-4223758
  • The metadata for a string property, documentNumber shows up as a date whereas it should be a number. NPR-20291: Hotfix for CQ-4223991
  • Text extraction gets stuck for a corrupt PDF. NPR-20416: Hotfix for CTG-4150375
  • Compressed files that include assets with non UTF-8 compatible names are not downloaded correctly. NPR-20420: Hotfix for CQ-4219961
  • Too many characters in OmniSearch causes AEM server to crash. NPR-20434: Hotfix for CQ-4223602
  • DAM Asset API metadata defect breaks the xmp-write-back APIs. NPR-20607: Hotfix for CQ-4220455
  • Performance issues while adding users to collections. NPR-20699: Hotfix for CQ-4225733
  • Publish to Brand Portal from AEM should not be allowed for Dynamic Media sets. NPR-20320: Hotfix for CQ-4221147
  • Video with spaces and accent yields no video for the Renditions page. NPR-19961: Hotfix for CQ-4221014
  • Resolved multiple folder handling issues with Assets APIs. NPR-20569
  • AEM Dynamic Media Classic (former Scene7) fails to sync assets from AEM server when the destination path in the cloud service configuration points to a sub-folder in the root path. CQ-4228265
  • Email bundle of apache commons {{org.apache.commons/commons-email/1.5}} has been added replacing {{}}.


  • Admin Permission issues: Unable to remove Closed User Group members from page properties. NPR-20631
  • Typed workflow name should be available in Notification box when publishing page through Manage Publication. NPR-20046: Hotfix for CQ-4221586
  • Applying styled text on two rows in Rich Text Editor and then merging them into one paragraph removes the styled spans. NPR-20110: Hotfix for CQ-4223051
  • Changes made to field properties in multiple tabs in the Property edit dialogue sometimes do not get saved. NPR-20286
  • Unexpected tag at the end of the pasted content in Content fragment. NPR-20413: Hotfix for CQ-4224014
  • Implemented a mechanism in Adobe Campaign to fetch the policy of a content resource from an external targeting resource. NPR-20667
  • Richtext plugin is not working for both inline and fullscreen bar in multifield Touch UI. NPR-20973


  • Placeholders are not visible in a page that contains multiple parsys components. NPR-20436; Hotfix for CQ-4215000


  • Experience Fragments do not display properly in Internet Explorer 11. NPR-20161: Hotfix for CQ-4223319
  • In commerce workflows, a blank image is automatically inserted when creating a variant based on a primary product with multiple images. NPR-20068: Hotfix for CQ-4222048
  • Filtering by tags on collection pages in products console do not work. NPR-20292: Hotfix for CQ-4224023


  • Inconsistent search results with searchresult component. NPR-20070: Hotfix for CQ-4220913
  • Email notifications do not get triggered for any of the moderator-related activities on published components. NPR-20122
  • Blank pagination with no results is displayed for anonymous community users. NPR-20136: Hotfix for CQ-4220738
  • Configure alert trigger when a UGC is detected as spam or when a user posts on a pre-moderated site. NPR-20274: Hotfix for CQ-96850
  • Resolved multiple issues in AEM Communities site pages, including incorrect redirects and page refresh issues. NPR-20344
  • CommunityUserOperationExtension runs into a class cast exception. NPR-20532: Hotfix for CQ-4224385
  • After creating a Communities site, users unable to open it from the sitemap because the context path does not get prepended to the URL. NPR-20730


  • Migrating Analytics existing credentials to  WSSE Authentication. NPR-19962: Hotfix for CQ-4218071
  • Reactivating the segment after any modification fails and throws an error. NPR-20054: Hotfix for CQ-4218401
  • The Search&Promote cloud service configuration ignores the form retrieval method making it unusable on the author instance. NPR-20447: Hotfix for CQ-4206076
  • Ambiguous filter definition in content package causes paths to be overwritten when the Search & Promote feature is installed. NPR-20808

Mobile On-Demand

  • Metadata properties for assets of type TXT displayed in different metadata editors each time their properties are displayed. NPR-20239


  • Resolved an unclosed resource resolver exception. NPR-19749: Hotfix for Granite - 19143
  • Request for custom cards to be displayed along with default health-checks in the operations dashboard. NPR-20145
  • Annotation layer of the page editor does not work properly in Internet Explorer 11. NPR-20222: Hotfix for CQ-4222818
  • Session leaks on setting User agent as admin in replication agent.  NPR-20578
  • The requestAttributes is not unset for the other data-sly-resource statements. NPR-20639: Hotfix for 4226206
  • Fixed issues with curl Head requests for OOTB assets in AEM. NPR-20781: Hotfix for CQ-4221520 


  • Accessing different projects from Projects console takes longer time to load. NPR-20314
  • Installing AEM removes the dam-update-service user's keystore. NPR-20018
  • In some custom deployments, users trying to select assignee in addTask module take longer to populate the list in the userpicker. NPR-20283: Hotfix for CQ-4224193

User Interface

  • Colorfield is set to "always required" despite attributes in dialog. NPR-19702
  • Scroll Bar does not display for Multi-field component in full screen on Internet Explorer 11. NPR-20261: Hotfix for CQ-4219782
  • Previous queries do not get aborted in case consecutive queries are triggered leading to incorrect results. NPR-20398: Hotfix for GRANITE-19306


  • Users are not notified about the workflow tasks they receive in their inbox. . NPR-20213: Hotfix for CQ-4221639
  • OOTB granite user picker does not load any users when clicked on dropdown in Dialog participant step of workflow model. NPR-20236


AEM Forms fixes are delivered through add-on packages and other patch installers provided with the release. For details, see AEM Forms Releases.

Forms add-on package


AEM Forms add-on packages help align forms functionality with AEM Service Packs and Cumulative Fix Packs.  Therefore, it is imperative to install AEM Forms add-on package after installing any AEM Service Pack, Cumulative Fix Pack, or Feature Pack.

Adaptive Forms

  • Support for aggregation expression for repeated panels is missing. NPR-20861
  • Dropdown displays the last stored value even if the associated form data model service doesn’t return a value. NPR-20710
  • Unable to edit the existing rules with Boolean constraints in Rule Editor. NPR-21128

Form Portal

  • HTML profile is displayed for an adaptive form even when its asset type is not XDP. NPR-20079

Backend Integration

  • Unable to set value of switch component between true/false. NPR-21111

OSGI Workflow

  • Manage workflow submission lists only ten applications. CQ-4230193

HTML5 Forms

  • The name of an XDP form object like subform is displayed as its tooltip when it is not defined in  the accessibility configurations. NPR-20523

Forms JEE installer

Process Management

  • The FormSetPrefillApp startpoint does not prefill formset fields in AEM Forms app. NPR-20950

Forms - AEM (LiveCycle)

  • Install the latest CTJPEG2K library for a critical security vulnerability. This impacts XMLFM (AEM and IfBA), RM, PDFG modules. NPR-20625: NPR-21337. 

Feature Packs included


For AEM Forms customers, it is essential to install AEM Forms add-on package after installing any AEM Service Pack, Cumulative Fix Pack, or Feature Pack.

AEM Forms App

  • Enabled OSGi workflow task support in AEM Forms App. CQ-4222638

Hotfixes and Feature Packs included in previous Cumulative Fix Packs

Cumulative Fix Pack

AEM Cumulative Fix Pack is an important update that includes several internal and customer fixes since the general availability of AEM 6.3 Service Pack 1 ( in October 2017.

The key highlights of the AEM Cumulative Fix Pack are: 

  • Enabled publish to Brand Portal action for default metadata schema form.
  • Behavior change in displaying titles on Image card for Image having dc: title property set to String [] (multifield).
  • Replaced server-side rendering of time with foundation-time component.
  • Enabled publish tags from AEM to Brand Portal from tagadmin/tagging console.
  • Published JSON API to consume content fragments.
  • The built-in repository (Apache Jackrabbit Oak) is updated to version 1.6.5.



  • Mapping two fields with same property with different types of property field throws an internal error. NPR-19462: HF for CQ-4216828
  • dc: title & dc: description does not change to a multi-field value in crx/de. NPR-19570: HF for CQ-4209086
  • Dynamic Viewer loads lowest quality video rendition for testing video playback experience in author mode. NPR-19004
  • Dynamic rendition cannot be downloaded for assets that include spaces in their names. NPR-19433: Hotfix for CQ-4211738
  • Unable to load complete list of pages/assets in Column view using Chrome. NPR-19566: Hotfix for CQ-4214248
  • Publish to Brand Portal option is not available on selecting any schema or search facet or preset. NPR-19550
  • On selecting an asset in column view and clicking on edit, the page returns an error. NPR-20301: Hotfix for CQ-4224052
  • Asset Expiration display is off when crossing positive and negative timezones. NPR-20329: Hotfix for CQ-4219333


  • Campaign Slider components do not appear when the Default experience is chosen for a campaign. NPR-19213


  • Custom at.js file does not publish when accessed with the anonymous user. NPR-19542: Hotfix for CQ-4219592
  • Targeting Engine field in the config wizard is set to ContextHub (AEM) instead of Adobe Target. NPR-19320: HF for CQ-4218465
  • Audience section gets corrupted while creating experience. NPR-19110
  • Targeting dialog not displayed in targeting mode when a target module is edited and save more than once. NPR-19144: Hotfix for CQ-4216708
  • Access properties for articles getting incorrectly set in Adobe Digital Publishing Solution on Classic UI.  NPR-19367
  • Incorrect behavior of auto-folding when personalizing offers through Campaign if users have access to multiple areas. NPR-19290: Hotfix for CQ-4218029


  • Multi-composite field dropdown values do not get re-populated due to change code in Sidekick.js after upgrading the instance to AEM 6.1SP2-CFP3. NPR-19450: HF for CQ-4194771
  • WCMMode.EDIT does not work for targeted components on authoring mode. NPR-19387
  • Published JSON API to consume content fragments. NPR-19500
  • Bold, italic, underline functionality does not work for rich text editor fields in the author dialog. NPR-19670: NPR-19718: Hotfix for CQ-4219088

Mobile On-Demand

  • Rendering issues with AEM article console as using the full-size images makes it sluggish.  NPR-19088


  • Unable to generate preview for Translation projects. NPR-19289


  • SSL connection error. Unable to make a secure connection to the server. NPR-19628


  • Mail gets triggered on content posting with pre-moderated sites. NPR-20008
  • Email notifications do not work for any of the moderator-related activities on published components. NPR-19767: HF for CQ-4218060


  • Stability issues with AEM production server deployment. NPR-19707
  • Custom taglib that reference tags implemented as a script are not found after upgrading to AEM 6.3. NPR-19087
  • HTL bug fixes for AEM 6.3.1. NPR-19161
  • Richtext field is not editable in the multi-field components. NPR-19604: Hotfix for Granite-16755
  • The Adobe Email Template service adds tags to custom user templates. NPR-19190
  • Hotfix for Oak 1.6.5. NPR-19148


  • Start Workflow button after selecting an XF variation editor has no effect. NPR-19642: Hotfix for CQ-4207796


  • Project editors unable to copy/paste assets into the project asset folder. NPR-19619: Hotfix for CQ-4215321

Web Content Management

  • In Rollout screen, checkboxes corresponding to livecopy pages cannot be checked or unchecked. NPR-19518
  • The bulk editing of page properties is not properly usable as currently all tabs and fields are available for bulk edition. NPR-19451
  • OOTB properties and image alignment properties do not appear when editing an image in classic UI. NPR-19488: HF for CQ-4217914

User interface

  • When using the Google Chrome browser, users are not able to load the complete list of pages/assets using column view in TouchUI. NPR-19566: Hotfix for CQ-4214248

Brand Portal

  • Unable to publish assets from AEM with comments and annotations. NPR-19590: Hotfix for CQ-4218386
  • Enabling publish tags from AEM to Brand Portal from tagadmin/tagging console. NPR-20271: Hotfix for CQ-4223948
  • Fix “enabled” field on Brand Portal cloudservice config UI. Hotfix for CQ-4211101
  • Search form replication is failing. Hotfix for CQ-4220080


AEM Forms fixes are delivered through add-on packages and other patch installers provided with the release. For details, see AEM Forms Releases.

Forms add-on package

Adaptive forms

  • Submit to JEE workflow doesn't return back output parameter from JEE side to AEM and throws "Ignoring because the value is not primitive" error. NPR-20265
  • Adaptive Forms doesnot allow PDF as an attachment in Safari. NPR-19625
  • RestoreGuideState overwrites customcontextproperty map. CQ-4222877
  • When configuring Google reCaptcha using Cloud Service, in environments requiring configuration of org.apache.http.proxyconfigurator for external connections, POST calls doesn't seem to go through PROXY. NPR-20454
  • Adaptive Forms based on XSD schemas submit faulty XML values for numeric fields on installations with locales that have a decimal separator other than "." resulting in errors.  NPR-20444
  • Proxy settings set for 'Apache HTTP Components Proxy Configuration' are not honored while making HTTP request to third-party server. Connection timeout issues using HTTP GET or POST calls.  NPR-20457, NPR-20456, NPR-20455, NPR-20451

Forms Data Integration

  • UTF-8 characters as output of SOAP service are not correctly copied into Adaptive Forms fields for non-English locales. NPR-20238: NPR-20103

Correspondence Management

  • Copy Paste content from the word file looses its content color and font in Text Editor. NPR-19521

Assembler Services

  • Discrepancy between results of Acrobat and AEM during a compliance verification of a document to PDFA-1b format. NPR-19280


  • Workflow Sign step to allow http calls to connect through the proxy. NPR-20529

HTML5 Forms

  • Added support for preSubmit event. NPR-20604

Forms JEE installer

Process Management

  • Workflow attachment, notes and details tabs do not function in workspace when the form is maximized/minimized and saved as a draft or forwarded. NPR-20243
  • Multiline text field (TextArea) does not retain new line character or break in text after submitting data in HTML workspace. NPR-20085

Process Reporting

  • Process reporting does not fetch data properly because of Null Pointer Exception. NPR-19759


Install LiveCycle embed package listed in AEM Forms Releases article to fix the issue.

Standard Services

  • docConvertor is not supporting flattening transparencies in PDF and fails to produce a PDF/A. NPR-16228: Hotfix for CQ-4214488


  • When AEM Forms server running in a cluster configuration on JBoss application is stopped, the application server is disconnected from the database. It can lead to data corruption issues. NPR-19724

Feature Packs Included

  • Drop down metadata schema field cannot be made mandatory as mandatory field validation is missing for assets. NPR-17882: FP for CQ-4208373

OSGI bundles and content packages included in


Cumulative Fix Pack

AEM Cumulative Fix Pack is an important update that includes several internal and customer fixes since the general availability of AEM 6.3 in April 2017.

The key highlights of the AEM Cumulative Fix Pack are: 

  • Auditability of user access control
  • Includes version 1.6.2 of the built-in repository (Apache Jackrabbit Oak)
  • Resolved unclosed resource resolver issues
  • Simplified configuration for smart content services
  • Resolved content fragment validation issues
  • Improved editability of metadata schemas on hybrid devices
  • Resolved component-level synchronization issues in live copies
  • Improved usability of content-heavy pages in column view
  • Improved compliance with page naming convention for pages with long titles
  • Improved campaign personalization experience on Touch UI
  • Fixes for various project overlay issues


  • Hotfix for Oak 1.6.2. NPR-16993
  • While opening the omnisearch using a filter, the path is no longer set. NPR-17398: Hotfix for CQ-4204870
  • Requirement for auditability of user permission changes in AEM. NPR-17061
  • Lingering connections to DM Cloud Services causing "Too many open files" exceptions. CQ-4211407


  • Usability issues with configuring smart content services using different options. NPR-18200: Hotfix for CQ-4201557
  • Resource leakage in binary streams to S3 datastore. NPR-18041: Hotfix for CQ-4209506
  • An error occurs when an ASCII/UTF-8 encoded text file is uploaded to AEM Assets and thumbnail generation fails. NPR-18006: CFP for CQ-4209345
  • Default metadata schema causes content fragment validation failure. NPR-17769: Hotfix for CQ-4211111
  • Unclosed resource resolver in NPR-17598: CFP for CQ-4209018
  • Request to create multiple replication agents for publishing assets to Brand Portal. NPR-17189
  • Review task for assets under Japanese language folder doesn't work. CQ-4204782
  • Null pointer exception occurs when an asset is moved from its properties page. CQ-4204251
  • AEM fails to track subsequent references to an asset in the properties page if it is linked to an InDesign document multiple times. CQ-4204186
  • Issues with adding new tabs in the metadata schema form when it is edited in Chrome on hybrid devices. CQ-4201810
  • When duplicate assets are uploaded, the (delete/keep) option is applied to all assets even when it is not selected in duplicates detected dialog. CQ-4201673
  • A null pointer exception is raised when an asset folder with more than 150 incoming references is moved. CQ-4200981
  • For a downloaded asset folder, if a conflict occurs when extracting the contents of the ZIP file the default option appears as Create version instead of Keep both. CQ-97800
  • Users with read-only permissions to app cannot preview content from AEM Mobile content management. NPR-17486: CFP for CQ-4209690
  • The Create Catalog button does not work in column view in the Catalog console. CQ-4209952


  • Issues with embedding image/video components via data-sly-resource attribute. NPR-18182: CFP for CQ-4212100
  • Modified localized components not restored to their original form when inheritance is reapplied in a LiveCopy. NPR-18172: Hotfix for CQ-4211379
  • Issues with navigating a content-heavy page in column view in Touch UI. NPR-17799: Hotfix for CQ-4199611
  • Unclosed resource resolver in NPR-17789: CFP for CQ-4211152
  • Page name not getting generated as per convention for long page titles. NPR-17633: Hotfix for CQ-4209056
  • Issues with page creation on Touch UI in AEM 6.3 deployed on Jboss EAP 6.4. NPR-17589: Hotfix of CQ-4210137
  • Workflow status provider causes the instance to lock up when nested groups are present. NPR-17556: CFP request for CQ-4202056
  • Unclosed resource resolver in the following objects: 
    • NPR-17497: CFP for CQ-4208673
    • NPR-17495: CFP for CQ-4208668
    • NPR-17494: CFP for CQ-4208669
    • NPR-17493: CFP for GRANITE-17404


  • Resolved AEM Search component errors that can occur when AEM Day HTTP Client 3.1 OSGI is configured with a Proxy that requires Digest Authentication. NPR 18128: Hotfix for NPR-18029
  • Issues with personalizing campaigns and associated experiences via Classic UI. NPR-18127: Hotfix for CQ-4211559
  • When setting a brand/zone to a root page of a site, inheritance once cancelled cannot be restored for Areas in subpages. NPR-17753: Hotfix for CQ-4210139


  • In a non-transient workflow, the process history and metadata changes made before an external process step are not persisted. NPR-17848: Hotfix for GRANITE-17757
  • Values from workflow dialog fields are not persisted in the work item node. NPR-17734: Hotfix for CQ-4210369
  • Unparsable date error occurs when editing task from inbox. CQ-4208749


  • Fixes for various project overlay issues. NPR-17733
  • Restructuring of the pods in the projects module makes it less configurable. CQ-4209859
  • Path of assets path changes to the respective localized sites when pages are added to the translation job. CQ-4206007


  • Issues with uploading avatar images for LDAP users. NPR-16561


AEM Forms fixes are delivered through Forms add-on package and other patch installers provided with the release. For details, see AEM Forms Releases.

The key highlights for AEM Forms are:

  • Fixes in correspondence management text modules, letter previews, and programmatically launching create correspondence management UI.
  • Fixes for PDF/A-1b validation, conversion of large image files to PDF, and Japanese language PDF documents in PDF Generator.
  • Usability fixes for correspondence management, document security and forms workflow.
  • Added support to capture audit events for the scribble signature field.

Forms add-on package

Correspondence Management

  • On editing a correspondence management fragment, the text editor displays inline conditions along with the processed text. CQ-4211930 
  • On creating a correspondence management letter, description of the letter is not saved. NPR-18089
  • Additional margin above and below a bulleted list is visible in text editor but not in HTML and PDF rendition. NPR-18126
  • When HTML submit used the POST method, the create correspondence UI fails to launch. NPR-18202
  • When a text module is saved and an expression in the text module does not contain opening or closing expression tags, no error message is displayed. The text module displays an error message and fails to render in the letter. NPR-18535
  • When new content is added or the Enter key is pressed, a div tag is added to the text module. NPR-18240


  • On validating a PDF document for PDF/A-1b compliance, AEM Forms returns a validation error: PDFA_CONTENT_003_DEVICE_DEPENDENT_COLOR_USED. The PDF document does not return the error when validated with Adobe Preflight and third-party software. NPR-18011
  • On validating PDF documents for PDF/A-1b compliance, AEM Forms returns a validation error: Form field has multiple appearances. The PDF documents are PDF/A-1b compliant. NPR-18013

Watch Folder

  • On selecting to process files using a workflow, while creating a watch folder, the workflow model selection drop-down appears truncated. NPR-17566

HTML5 Forms

  • AEM Forms does not capture audit events for the scribble signature field. NPR-15286

Forms Manger

  • AEM Forms UI lists all the assets in the oldest first order. Users are not able to reorder the assets in newest first order. NPR-18450

Java API Reference

Added JavaDocs for the com.adobe.livecycle.content class. NPR-18468

Forms JEE installer

PDF Generator

  • PDF Generator service fails to convert images larger than 100 MB to PDF documents. Ref# CQ-4208628
  • On using PDF Generator service with a Japanese language OCR, an inverted PDF is generated. NPR-17602

Process Management

  • The TaskContext variable is not populated for AEM Forms processes. NPR-18199

Document Security

  • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint take much longer time to open the documents protected with AEM Document Security Extension for Microsoft Office. CQ-4212358
  • When a new policy is created and a policy with the same name as existing, an internal server error occurs. NPR-18247

Feature Packs included

  • Requirement for auditability of user permission changes in AEM. NPR-17061

Cumulative Fix Pack

AEM Cumulative Fix Pack is an important update that includes several internal and customer fixes since the general availability of AEM 6.3 in April 2017.The key highlights of the AEM Cumulative Fix Pack are: 

  • Improvements in the following area:
    • Content Fragments, Sites, and Rich Text Editor, Rule Editor and Template Editor components
    • Social Review and Facebook Social login
    • Configuring and starting Translation jobs
    • Response time for accessing notifications in Social Communities
    • Display of review tasks in the DAM repository
  • Provides validation option in Package Manager for detecting conflicts between overlay and CFP

Download Instructions for CFP via Package Share

You can download the CFP package directly from Adobe Package Share or perform the following steps:

  1. On your AEM instance, click Tools > Package Share.  
  2. Log in using your Adobe ID credentials.
  3. Search for 6.3.1.x and click the appropriate package in the search results to open the CFP details page.
  4. On the CFP details page, click Download and accept the license agreement. Click OK to confirm the download.

Installation instructions

This section walks you through the requirements and steps to install the CFP.

Before you install


Optional Feature Packs provided by Adobe have dependencies on the release version and Cumulative Fix Pack. If you have any Feature Pack installed, please contact the AEM Customer Care team to validate the compatibility with this Cumulative Fix Pack for AEM 6.3.


It is recommended that you run validation on every new installation package before attempting to install the package.  Pre-validation analyzes and reports any errors found before installation and warns the users about such errors proactively.

You can access documentation for Validate option at

  • AEM is a prerequisite for the CFP. Please visit Upgrade Documentation for detailed instructions about upgrading an AEM installation to AEM 6.3. 
  • For a cluster deployment using RDBMK or MongoDB, the CFP package can be installed on any of the Author instances that uses Package Manager.
  • Before installing the cumulative fix pack, ensure to take a snapshot or make a backup of your AEM instance.
  • Uninstalling the CFP is not supported.

Install the Cumulative Fix Pack via Package Share

Perform the following steps to install the Cumulative Fix Pack on an existing AEM 6.3 instance:

  1. On your AEM instance, click Tools > Packages.

  2. Find the downloaded CFP package and click Install. 

Automatic installation

The CFP can be automatically installed into a running instance in the following ways:

  • Place the package into ../crx-quickstart/install while the server is running. The package gets installed automatically.
  • Use the HTTP API from Package Manager – make sure you use cmd=install&recursive=true – so the nested package is installed.

Validate installation

  1. The Product Information page (/system/console/productinfo) should now show the updated version string "Adobe Experience Manager, Version" under Installed Products.

  2. All OSGI bundles are either ACTIVE or FRAGMENT in the OSGI Console (Use Web Console: /system/console/bundles).

Install AEM Forms


Skip this section if you are not using AEM Forms.

Install AEM Forms add-on

  1. Ensure that you have installed the AEM 6.3.1.x CFP package. 

  2. Download the corresponding Forms add-on package listed at AEM Forms releases for your operating system.

  3. Install the Forms add-on package as described in Installing AEM forms add-on packages.

Install AEM Forms JEE bundles package

Fixes in AEM Forms JEE are delivered through a separate installer. For information about installing a CFP on AEM Forms on JEE, see Installing CFP on AEM Forms JEE.

Forms Designer installer

  1. To install the update, run the Designer6.2.0_<Language>_Cumulative_QF.msp file.
  2. On the welcome screen, click update. The installation starts.
  3. After the installation completes, click finish.

Configuration updates for Search & Promote Integration

With AEM Cumulative Fix Pack and later releases, the OSGi configuration used for Search & Promote Integration is Apache HTTP Components Proxy Configuration. The Proxy configuration from Day Commons HTTP Client 3.1 is no longer used.

Known issues

  • The following errors & warning may occur during installation of AEM CFP 6.3.1.x and can be safely ignored:
    • *WARN* [OsgiInstallerImpl] org.apache.jackrabbit.vault.packaging.impl.InstallHookProcessorImpl Hook /META-INF/vault/hooks/cloudservices-wfchangeinstallhook-0.0.2-jar-with-dependencies.jar threw runtime exception.
    • *ERROR* Exception while processing the null. CQ-4209971.
    • *ERROR* [OsgiInstallerImpl] activate: Cannot access repository, failed setting up Mapping Support java.lang.NullPointerException: null at CQ-4209976.
    • *ERROR* [OsgiInstallerImpl] [] Timeout waiting for reg change to complete unregistered. CQ-4209974.
    • *ERROR* [OsgiInstallerImpl] com.adobe.granite.workflow.core [com.adobe.granite.workflow.core.launcher.WorkflowLauncherListener] The unbindFeature method has thrown an exception (java.lang.NullPointerException). CQ-4212624
    • ServletResolver service missing, cannot service requests , sending status 503
    • isMobileResource: cannot check resource [/bin/receive], page manager unavailable
    • Calling the error handler resulted in an error
    • Original error null
    • Error handler
    • *ERROR* [FelixDispatchQueue] FrameworkEvent ERROR (org.osgi.framework.ServiceException: Service factory returned null. (Component:
  • The following errors may occur during installation of AEM CFP 6.3.1.x. However, no resolution is required for these errors because they do not impact your AEM instance, as such and disappear after CFP is installed:
    • *ERROR* Exception in handleEvent's Runnable java.lang.NullPointerException: null. CQ-4209972.
    • *ERROR* [FelixFrameworkWiring] com.adobe.cq.cq-experience-fragments [com.adobe.cq.xf.impl.ExperienceFragmentsReferenceProvider] findMethod: Suitable but non-accessible method deactivate found in class com.adobe.cq.xf.impl.ExperienceFragmentsReferenceProvider, subclass of com.adobe.cq.xf.impl.ExperienceFragmentsReferenceProvider. CQ-4209978.

        Brand Portal

  •         With onwards, Publish to Brand Portal button for smart collections has been removed.  

Configuration settings required for NPR-19450


This configuration setting applies to CFP and later.


The property controls the maximum depth of the node subtree under the page  /jcr:content node, till which the nodes present in the repository shall be used for getting the page properties. Any node present below the specified depth in this property is ignored.

The default value is 1. The value can be overriden by overlaying the file constants.js (/libs/cq/ui/widgets/source/constants.js) uncommenting the CQ.PAGE_PROPERTIES_MAX_RECURSION_LEVEL property and assigning it the required value ( the max depth under the page's /jcr:content till which the page properties' data is stored).

If the user needs to create multiple pages variants such that the number of nodes under the page's /jcr:content node becomes greater than 1000, use the following steps to do configuration changes:

  • Configure the property JSON Max results of Apache Sling
  • Get Servlet using/system/console/configMgr
  • Set its value to a number >1000 (which is the current default) such that this number is greater than the total number of nodes in the /jcr:content subtree till the configured depth above.

This enables the sling GET servlet to be able to return all the required nodes.

Uber Jar

Use the Uber Jar for AEM from the Adobe Public Maven repository.

To use Uber Jar in a Maven project, refer to the article, How to use Uber jar and include the following dependency in your project POM:


OSGi bundles and Content Packages included

The following text documents list the OSGi bundles and Content Packages included in the CFP. 


Helpful resources

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