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The relations between repository, CMS and delivery tier.

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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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How to get all sub-folders of a folder in HippoCMS
by: | 26-07-16 17:52:11 (CEST)

Hi Team, I am using HippoCMS 10.2.1 and I have below folder structure ProductCatalogue - Root Folder -HomeCare - Sub Folder - en_gb - Sub Folder - de_de - Sub Folder - fr_fr - Sub Folder Now I want to get all folders and folder names from /content/documents/productcatalogue/homecare folder.

Re: Getting error when logging in with Proxypass set up
by: ldriver | 26-07-16 17:31:19 (CEST)

Ok awesome, I got it working, marijan had said the cookie path was wrong and that was correct, I changed the cookie path and enabled sticky session and it's now behaving correctly. Thank you all! On Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:16:57 PM UTC-4, ldriver wrote: > > I have a website running on Apache

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Getting error when logging in with Proxypass set up
by: m.acharya | 26-07-16 16:52:13 (CEST)

crs-tecmint/owasp-modsecurity-crs/modsecurity_crs_10_setup.conf > > Include crs-tecmint/owasp-modsecurity-crs/base_rules/*.conf > > </IfModule> > > > However, now when I login, it immediately logs me out, I cannot stay logged > in, I'm not sure why. There are no errors in the tomcat

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Logback in Hippo
by: briansnijders | 26-07-16 11:32:52 (CEST)

Hi Jasper, The default LoggingServlet contains private utility methods, which I need access to to override them for Logback compatibility. I've created a full copy-paste in '' in which I've set the methods-to-be-overridden as protected. Next, I've created a

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Logback in Hippo
by: Jasper Floor | 26-07-16 10:08:54 (CEST)

Hi, very nice improvement. On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 9:30 AM, Brian Snijders <> wrote: > Hi guys, > > Following up on my post :)... I've got Logback installed and operational. > The only downside is that the /logging/-servlet for runtime log management > *fails* because

Re: [hippo-community] Re: Getting error when logging in with Proxypass set up
by: marijan milicevic | 26-07-16 09:47:32 (CEST)

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 3:27 AM, ldriver <> wrote: > Ok removed, I get the same thing. I can login to /cms/console with not > issues, but /cms logs me in and then immediately kicks me out back to the > login screen. > this indicates that most probably your cookie path is

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