Chapter 9. The [fleXive] administration GUI

Anton Zrzavy <>

Table of Contents

[fleXive] administration GUI basics
Running the administration GUI
Logging in
[fleXive] administration GUI display areas
administration GUI overview
User preferences
The structure editor
The structure editor GUI
Structure tree
Structure tree interaction
View mode vs. edit mode
The type editor
The group editor
The property editor
The options editor
The scripting editor
Saving and deleting
Structure export and import
Structure export GUI
Structure import GUI
The instance editor
Creating contents
Content creation UI elements
Editing contents
Content versioning
Content import and export
Content locking
The content tree
Live and edit tree
The content tree's context menu
The visual query editor
Creating queries with the visual query editor
Query parameters
Query results
Saved queries
[fleXive] administration
User account administration
Creating a user
The user account overview
User group administration
The user group overview
Mandator administration
Creating a mandator
The mandator overview
ACL administration
Creating an ACL
The permission matrix
The ACL overview
Workflow administration
Step definitions
Step definition overview
Creating a workflow
Editing a workflow
The workflow overview
Script administration
Creating a script
The script overview
Run-Once Script Information
The Script Console
Select list administration
Creating a select list
Editing a select list and its select items
Select list overview
Export and Import of Structures and Division
System administration
Search settings
CMIS SQL query
System Configuration
System parameters
Lock administration
History viewer
System information
Language settings
Create random test data for content instances

Provided that you have a working [fleXive] installation, you start the [fleXive] administration GUI by starting your chosen application server. You can access the administration GUI by opening your web browser and entering the address of the administration GUI startpage. By default the address is http://localhost:8080/flexive/adm/main.jsf where localhost can be replaced by the IP address of the application server. The port ( 8080 in the example) depends on your Application Servers settings (8080 is the default for JBoss). After a few moments, you will reach the login page.

If you want to work with the administration GUI as supervisor (a role that is allowed to do everything without any security limitations), the default username to choose is supervisor with its default password supervisor.


When the administration GUI is started for the first time and a user successfully logs in, the execution of run-once scripts is automatically triggered which may take a few seconds. (Simply wait until script execution has completed and press the "Continue" button. The run-once scripts are used to initialize [fleXive]).

The administration GUI consists of four areas:

  • (1) The currently selected administration GUI section: The currently active GUI section is displayed on top, in this case the Content Tree.

  • (2) Currently inactive sections: Inactive GUI sections, are displayed on the bottom. By clicking on an inactive section the section becomes active.

  • (3) The toolbar:

    The toolbar contains the following icons

    • Context sensitive GUI icons: In the left side of the toolbar context sensitive GUI buttons are displayed. If for example the user administration GUI is displayed an icon for creating a user is also available in the toolbar.

    • Plugin icons: Right next to the context sensitive GUI buttons, the icons of the feedback plugin are displayed.

    • Fixed icons: In the right side of the toolbar the fulltext search bar, the icon for accessing user preferences and the logout icon are displayed .

  • (4) The content frame: The content frame is the main display area for the currently opened administration GUI.

The [fleXive] administration GUI provides four main GUIs:

  • Content Tree: The content tree is used for browsing, creating, modifying and deleting content instances.

  • Structures: The structure editors allow the user to create, modify and delete the blueprints of content instances.

  • Search: The query editor allows the user to customize search queries in order to search within the content tree and within content instances.

  • Administration: The administration section provides a collection of GUIs for the administration of [fleXive].