Release information

Product Adobe Experience Manager
Version 6.3
Release Cumulative Fix Pack
Prerequisite AEM 6.3
General availability 08 August 2017


Adobe Experience Manager 6.3 Service Pack 1 ( has been released on October 13 2017. 

It is a combination of all the previously released CFPs ( and and potentially any new features, new fixes, and new functionality.  The installation of latest Service pack is recommended to remain current with all fixes and enhancements.

The direct link to the latest Service Pack ( on Package Share is

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 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


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.


  • 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" exception. 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


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 Service Pack or Feature Pack.

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


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

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

Download Instructions for CFP via Package Share


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

The CFP is available on Adobe Package Share. You can download the CFP package directly from Cumulative Fix Pack 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 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.


(AEM Forms on JEE only) The procedure to install a CFP on AEM Forms on JEE is described in Installing CFP on AEM Forms JEE.

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 will analyze and report any errors found before installation and warn the users about such errors proactively.

You can access documentation for Validate option at

  • AEM 6.3 is a prerequisite for the CFP. Please visit Upgrade Documentation for detailed instructions about upgrading an AEM installation to AEM 6.3. 
  • The Cumulative Fix Pack download is available on Adobe Package Share, which you can access directly from the AEM instance.
  • 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 add-on package


Skip this section if you are not using AEM Forms.

  1. Ensure that you have installed the AEM 6.3.0 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.

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 may occur during installation of AEM CFP and can be safely ignored:
    • *ERROR* announcementRegistry is null. SLING-6945.
    • *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
  • The following errors may occur during installation of AEM CFP 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.
    • *ERROR* The unbindListInfoProvider method has thrown an exception (java.lang.NullPointerException) java.lang.NullPointerException: null at CQ-4209966.
    • *ERROR* [Adobe Granite Maintenance Scheduler Update Task] com.adobe.granite.maintenance.impl.TaskScheduler No maintenance task found with name WorkflowPurgeTask for window granite_weekly. CQ-4212625
    • *ERROR* [Adobe Granite Maintenance Scheduler Update Task] com.adobe.granite.maintenance.impl.TaskScheduler No maintenance task found with name for window granite_weekly. CQ-4212626

Uber Jar

There is no Uber Jar specifically available for AEM 6.3.0 CFP. Use the Uber Jar for AEM 6.3 from the Adobe Public Maven repository.

To use Uber Jar in a Maven project, refer to the article, How to use Uber jar.

OSGi bundles and Content Packages included

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


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