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Alfresco CloudFormation Template New Template here

WATCH OUT! A new version of this template for Alfresco One 5.0 is available here Please, referer to the link above for newer code and resources.

Disclaimer: This CloudFormation template is still in early development and should be considered for illustrative/educational purposes only. No warranty is expressed or implied. Improvements and any other contributions are encouraged and appreciated.


This template will instantiate a 2-node Alfresco cluster with the following capabilities:

  • All Alfresco nodes will be placed inside a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
  • An Elastic Load Balancer instance with "sticky" sessions based on the Tomcat JSESSIONID.
  • Shared S3 ContentStore
  • MySQL database on RDS instances.
  • Each Alfresco node will be in a separate Availability Zone.
  • Auto-scaling roles that will add extra Alfresco nodes when certain performance thresholds are reached.

Basic Usage

  • Launch the AWS Console
  • Click Create Stack.
  • Name and upload the Alfresco CloudFormation Template.
  • Click Continue.
  • Fill out the form making sure you review the following:
    • Ensure you use the name of an existing S3 bucket.
    • Verify the instance sizes and be mindful of the hourly costs.
    • Provide the logins and passwords for the database and Alfresco admin accounts. These accounts and passwords will be created & set by the template.
    • Ensure you set the correct EC2 key.
  • Click Continue and finish the wizard.


  • The instances will take 10-15 minutes to start.
  • Use the Events tab to review status and any errors.
  • Once the environment starts, use the Output tab to get the URL of the load-balancer.
  • If stack deletion does not complete and the Events show an error related to VPC, login to the VPC console and delete the corresponding VPC; then delete the stack again.


Copyright 2013 Alfresco Software, Ltd. Copyright 2013 Amazon Web Services, Inc.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

This work may reference software licensed under other open source licenses, please refer to these respective works for more information on license terms.

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