von ecm4u GmbH


Compatibility Alfresco Community:
6.1.x, 6.0.x, 5.2.x, 5.1.x, 5.0.x, 4.2.x
Compatibility Alfresco Enterprise:
6.1.x, 6.0.x, 5.2.x, 5.1.x, 5.0.x, 4.2.x
User Interface:
German, English
MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL, Oracle
Operating System:
Linux, Windows, Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7

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ecm4u SmartLinks

Version: 2.5

Allows the presentation of documents and folders in different locations in Alfresco (repository, sites, sub-folders) and to keep content up-to-date in a simple manner.

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SmartLink allows the easy reuse of content in Alfresco. No need to handle unnecessary copies and missing information in the matching process any more. The same document or folder can appear in several places at the same time by creating smart links. Thus, the documents are always at the place where they are needed and expected by the staff - no copies required any more. Since only one document is to be maintained and to be updated, redundancies are eliminated and the company documents (eg price lists, product sheets, documentation) can be ensured to be up-to-date. Smart links are indicated by an additional icon in Alfresco Share.
Using the action "Organize", the user simply selects the directories in which the document or the directory should appear in addition. If the original or the Smart Link is being deleted through the Share interface, the user gets an hint and can decide what should be removed. The "Organize" dialog can be accessed from both sides - from the original and the destination.


Key Facts

  • No more redundancies necessary for documents and folders
  • Updates are immediately done in all locations
  • Transparent support for all Alfresco protocols such as CIFS, FTP, IMAP, WebDAV. The user sees "real" documents and folders.
  • Documents (assumes user has access rights) can referenced from other sites or from the repository.
  • Rights are managed centrally via the original document
  • SmartLinks are marked by a corresponding additional icon in Alfresco Share, so every user can see that this is a central managed element.
  • SmartLinks can be generated automatically using Java script or rules.



The license allows installation of the module on a productive Alfresco repository with up to 2,000 registered users, a standby, test and development system.


Maintenance and Support

The purchasing price for this module includes one year of software maintenance (updates) and support by ecm4u GmbH. After one year 20% of the purchasing price are charged for maintenance and support per annum. Please find the details in the terms and conditions of ecm4u GmbH that are indicated during the purchase process in your cart.


Demo access

If you would like to test the module: Please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Release Notes

Initial release. Testet with Alfresco Community 4.2cCE.


  • Because of an Alresco limitation (see ALF-18792) the CIFS usage of Smart Links has to used with caution. If a smart link is deleted using the CIFS protocol, not only the link will be deleted but also the original document. Therefore Smart Links should always be remved through the Share user interface whitch provides the needed user interface dialogs. If Smart Links are used with CIFS, it is adviced to restrict the permissions of the smart linked documents to avoid accidential deletion. This also applies to other file protocl adapters.