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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

How it all fits together

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Source code, forge, license, roadmap and system requirements.

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What is Hippo CMS?

Hippo CMS is an open source Java CMS. We built it so you can easily integrate it into your existing architecture.

Open Platform

We are big believers in open source. We use and contribute to many open source components - and our entire core is available under the Apache License

Java Stack

What you'd expect from a Java environment: easy to integrate, testable, ready for continuous integration, and sticking to familiar Java standards such as JCR 2.0 and JAX-RS


Highly scalable platform which supports both clustering and replication


Performance matters to us! Hippo CMS  scales both  horizontally and vertically and makes use of  multi-layered caching to squeeze the most out of your implementation


Query content using REST, or import content from elsewhere into Hippo. Hook up an external application into the rendering phase via Spring. Build a Mobile app or an AngularJS app that consumes content from Hippo. Use external data systems to feed our personalisation engine


Protect your content with fine grained authorizations,  LDAP support and secure replication

The CMS Features You'd Expect

Content editing, workflow, history, version control, image library, user management, out of the box

Multi-lingual, Multi-site, Multi-channel

Out of the box support for multi-language, multi-site and multi-channel implementations. Cross-domain, cross-site, cross-language and cross-channel linking between documents are resolved automatically.

Separate Content from Presentation

Break free from page oriented development. Redesign your website without modifying content and reuse your content across websites, mobile  apps, etc. Use Hippo's  fully customizable document oriented model and built-in modelling tools to separate content from presentation.


Deploy on-premise or in the cloud on your preferred servlet container

Extensible Components

Use or extend existing components from the Hippo Feature Library or build your own. Use JSP, Freemarker or AngularJS to render your components

Give Control To End Users

End users can manage page configurations, menus, URL structures and component mappings. Without you having to go into code


Deliver personalized pages to visitors with the Relevance module


We don't mess with your HTML output. Use whatever web framework you like; Bootstrap, AngularJS, it's up to you


Out of the box querying, facetting and full text search capabilities based on Apache Lucene - or hook up Elasticsearch if you need more power


Can I try it out?

Yes! Try the online demo of  Hippo Enterprise Edition or create your own  project with Hippo Community Edition.

Look under the hood if you like, we share our source code.

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Re: [hippo-community] Re: Problems running site and CMS behind nginx
by: | 21-10-16 23:01:19 (CEST)

Hi Jeroen, I recently followed your nginx configuration guide, and had to make a few tweaks to get everything working correctly. I thought I'd share my changes here in case they are useful to anyone else. I'm running NGINX and tomcat on separate ubuntu linux servers. Hippo is deployed as a

Copy Document Type from one namespace to another
by: | 21-10-16 18:31:48 (CEST)

I am trying to copy my existing Document Types. - I have a namespace that contains all my Document Types. (namespaceA) - I would like to copy some Document Types to another namespace Currently I have: namespaceA - homepage - aboutus namespaceB - empty Everything currently is in

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Getting error when logging in with Proxypass set up
by: marijan milicevic | 21-10-16 14:58:22 (CEST)

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 5:23 AM, <> wrote: > I am having this same issue what exactly was wrong with the cookie path? > where do I set this up?... thanks appreciate it if you can post the details > if you read the thread posts you would/could have found the link to: https://www

Re: [hippo-community] hst-springsec 1.1.2 for site authentication using Hippo 11.0.2
by: w.ko | 21-10-16 13:53:40 (CEST)

Hi Riaz, That's great! It sounds like we have a problem in spring-security integration when visited through channel manager (maybe due to security enhancements). I'd like to have a fix in the forge module as well. I'll try to reproduce the issue and follow your path. Thanks a lot for the hint!

Imementing a custom interceptor for REST end point
by: Nestor Milyaev | 21-10-16 11:30:53 (CEST)

Good morning, We have a specific requirement to check an environment variable upon serving a REST end point and if the environment=prod, we need to disable the end point (e.g. return a 403 error). The end point is all implemented and works, the problem is to invoke an interceptor. Here's what

Re: [hippo-community] hst-springsec 1.1.2 for site authentication using Hippo 11.0.2
by: Riaz Tai | 21-10-16 10:26:14 (CEST)

Hi Woonsan, I have managed to resolve the issue by implementing a custom SessionAuthenticationStrategy that delegates to the default SessionFixationProtectionStrategy for the site but not for the cms. Seems to work fine. Regards Riaz On Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 3:25:33 PM UTC+1, Riaz Tai

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