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AEM capabilities user guides

AEM Foundation

Learn more about installing, deploying and the architecture of Adobe Experience Manager 6.5, including our Adobe Managed Services cloud deployment.

Learn how to manage an AEM project: Managing AEM

AEM Sites

Learn key concepts for creating content in AEM: Authoring AEM

Are you an AEM administrator? Learn more here: Administering AEM

AEM Assets

Create, manage, deliver, and optimize digital assets: AEM Assets

AEM Forms

Create, manage, publish, and update digital forms: AEM Forms

AEM Screens

Learn about the Digital Signage Solution to publish dynamic and interactive experiences: AEM Screens

AEM Communities

Create online experiences such as forums, user groups, learning resources, and other social features: AEM Communities

AEM Livefyre

Share user-generated content: AEM Livefyre

AEM Mobile

Create and manage content for mobile apps: AEM Mobile

AEM implementation user guides

Developing on AEM

Are you an AEM developer? Get started here: Developing on AEM

Core Components for AEM

Use extensible components to let authors easily create content: Core Components

HTL (HTML Template Language) for AEM

Use HTML Template Language to develop for AEM: HTL

Cloud Manager for AEM

Understand how to use Cloud Manager with AEM: Cloud Manager

Dispatcher configuration

Configure your dispatcher with AEM: Dispatcher

AEM resources

AEM 6.5 release notes

Learn about the latest new features in AEM: AEM 6.5 Release Notes

AEM 6.5 tutorial videos

Classes & certification

Expand your learning with in-person and virtual class offerings: Classes & Certification

GDPR readiness

Comply with GDPR privacy standards: GDPR Compliance

Experience League

View learning resources for AEM: Experience League

Troubleshooting & Help

New to AEM

What is Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and where to get documentation?

Adobe Experience Manager is a web-based client-server system for building, managing and deploying commercial websites and related services. It combines a number of infrastructure-level and application-level functions into a single integrated package. 

Where do I download the AEM software?

Customers with a valid maintenance and support contract should have received a mail notification with a code and be able to download AEM from the Adobe Licensing Website

More information about deploying the AEM software.

Visit our AEM Sustenance Hub for information on AEM releases.

How do I get official support for AEM?

As a licensed customer, you can get support for AEM from our Customer Care team. You can also ask us questions in the AEM Community or on the @AdobeExpCare Twitter handle.

Where is documentation for other versions of AEM?

You're in the right place for the latest documentation for AEM 6.5.

We also have documentation for older versions of Adobe Experience Manager. You can use the version component on any page to move between versions, or pick from this list.

** version no longer officially supported by Adobe

Where are AEM 6.5 release notes?

You can find all the release notes for AEM here:

If you have questions you can reach out to our AEM Community team or ask us on Twitter @AdobeExpCare

Learn about AEM capabilities

AEM Sites

AEM Sites is a content management system within Experience Manager that gives you one place to create, manage, and deliver digital experiences across websites, mobile sites, and on-site screens to make them global in reach, yet personally relevant and engaging. Learn more or dig into some of our new video feature tutorials.

AEM Assets

AEM Assets lets your organization easily create, manage, deliver and optimize digital assets from a multi-tenant cloud platform. Dig into some of our new video feature tutorials around AEM Assets.

AEM Forms

AEM provides an easy-to-use solution to create, manage, publish, and update complex digital forms while integrating with back-end processes, business rules, and data.

AEM Forms combine form authoring, management, and publishing along with correspondence management capabilities, document security, and integrated analytics to create engaging end-to-end experiences. Dig into some of our new video feature tutorials for AEM Forms.

AEM Screens

Screens is an Experience Manager capability that allows you to publish dynamic and interactive digital experiences and interactions involving different types of screens in conjunction with a comprehensive digital marketing platform.  Learn more.

AEM Communities

Communities is an Experience Manager capability that helps you create online community experiences, including forums, user groups, learning resources, and other social features that are valuable to customers, employees, and your brand. Learn more.

AEM Livefyre

AEM Livefyre is an all-new Experience Manager capability that lets you tap into everything shared on the web to create a constant flow of fresh and high-quality content on your own sites. Learn more or jump right into our guides.

AEM Foundation

Learn more about the Adobe Experience Manager 6.5 foundation and our managed services deployment model or dive into some of our new video introductions to the features in this latest release.

Best Practices, How To, and Training for AEM

Where can I learn more about training or education for AEM?

Adobe has a number of key resources to help you get the best from AEM.

The AEM Community is constantly producing example workflows, tutorials and content code samples from suggestions and collaborative work.

Getting started guides for different AEM capabilities

AEM has many uses in organizations and is broad enough to deliver functionality across a company. If you're looking to dig into first steps, you can visit our Getting Started Guides:

We also have a new WKND tutorial, which is a step by step guide to the creation of your first website using AEM as well as a step by step recipe for deploying our Digital Foundation solution, for which AEM is a key building block.

Recommended deployments for AEM

MicroKernels act as persistence managers and understanding these is key to a successful AEM implementation. Choosing one to fit your needs depends on the purpose of your instance and the deployment type you are considering. Learn about their recommended uses in the most common AEM setups.

AEM security checklist

Security is a key consideration in your installation of AEM. Learn about the various steps and measures required to ensure that your AEM installation is secure when deployed. The checklist is intended to be applied from top to bottom. 

AEM Frequently Asked Questions

Check AEM FAQs to get the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about AEM. 

The AEM Community

What is the AEM Community?

The AEM Community has thousands of members around the world. They range from people new to Experience Manager, to seasoned expert developers and administrators.  We are there to help you from questions about AEM capabilities through to helping with development questions. We hold regular Expert sessions with internal and external expert users and help produce samples, articles and tutorials for you.

Join the community today for access to the best content, people and knowledge. It's open to everyone, if you have an interest in AEM, then you're welcome. Drop by today.

What events are there for AEM Community Members?

There are a whole host of events for members! Every month we hold sessions where you can Ask the Expert on specific AEM topics. We also will let you know about major events, such as Immerse or the Adobe Summit, or even User Group events in your area.

The best thing to do is visit the AEM Community today and see what's going on.

Can I get code samples to help me?

The AEM community team is continually producing 'how to' guides and code samples to help Experience Manager developers and users get to grips with the solution. Here is our full list of practical articles and code samples.

Ask the Community Expert Sessions & GEMS

The AEM Community holds regular events to help educate members on techniques and best practices. You can attend these live webcasts or play them back at your leisure. We have Expert events and also feature overviews and what's new recordings.

Troubleshooting in AEM

Troubleshooting author instance performance

Troubleshooting administering issues

Troubleshooting AEM logs

Guide and tips for troubleshooting AEM 6.5 logs

Troubleshooting replication

Contact options

Experience Manager

Support delegates can get assisted support via:

Web: Experience Manager Support Portal

Phone: 1-800-497-0335 (US & Canada).

Get phone numbers for other regions.