Alfresco, accessing folders by path via REST

From Alfresco 5.2, three different REST API are available:

Below obtaining

Repository > Sites > test > documentLibrary > TestFolder

folder metadata is described for each API.

Existent REST API



It looks like Alfresco makes everything easier with each new release!


Alfresco: 5 ways to add a user to a group (without) programming

[1] Using default Add Users button from Site Members page

[2] Inviting the user from Site Members page

[3] Using the Groups option from Admin Tools page

[4] Using JavaScript API from JavaScript Console page

var group = people.getGroup("GROUP_site_software_SiteCollaborator");
var authority = people.getPerson("ana.galindo");

[5] Using curl from command line

curl -H "Content-Type: application/json" -X POST -u admin:keensoft \

DISCLAIMER: not all the available ways are covered in this post

Which Alfresco version am I using?

Till some months ago, Alfresco released Community and Enterprise editions by using two numbers for major version and

  • a letter for minor version in Community (5.0.d)
  • a third number for minor version in Enterprise (5.0.4)

However, from 5.1 release they are using a different approach for Community branch, as is identified by the following pattern

    • EA = Early access (only for testing purposes)
    • GA = Generally available (ready for prod environments)

So, the last mature version available for Community 5.1 is named 201605-GA and for Community 5.2 is named 201701-GA. This makes sense as alfresco and share components have been versioned individually, so Alfresco 201701-GA contains:

  • 5.2.e for Alfresco platform alfresco.war
  • 5.2.d for Alfresco share share.war

Share component has a single development line, so the same software is used for both Community and Enterprise releases. However, Enterprise release (which is named Alfresco One from some months ago) still uses 5.2.0 scheme for identifying the version, marking the alfresco component core for the release.

Once the server is running, Alfresco version can be obtained by accessing http://localhost:8080/alfresco  (although there are other places where this number is shown)


As it can be seen, this naming convention is again different from previous ones Community – 5.2.0 (r134428-b13). Alfresco Community web site contains a list where this numbers are related to distribution ones: Release Cross Reference. So, in this case we have a 201701-GA (aka 5.2.e).

Many different naming conventions had been used for Alfresco products, but it is always possible to identify which version is running a server