CmisPlugin Development

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Active Items

Id Summary Priority Current State Creation Date Last Edit
Item10270 initial checkin of a CMIS plugin Enhancement Confirmed 19 Jan 2011 - 11:24 12 Dec 2017 - 17:04


This project aims at adding CMIS support to Foswiki. This will implement CMIS client bindings to access data stored in an Enterprise Content Management systems like Alfresco, Documentum and Sharepoint in a standardised way.

  • Phase 1: implement WebService::Cmis DONE
  • Phase 2: leverage CMIS to wiki application land by implementing a %CMIS macro DONE
  • Phase 3: add access to CMIS objects to browse and create new documents and folders on the ECM server DONE
  • Phase 4: add a CMIS storage handler to store attachments on the ECM server.
  • Phase 5: implement a CMIS connector for SolrPlugin for full and incremental indexing


Looking for funding

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Current Status

  • a perl library WebService::Cmis has been implemented and tested against Alfresco: available at
  • this module will be published on CPAN soon
  • development has primarily been done against an Aflresco Server. this will be extended by covering other common ECM servers out there.
  • a %CMIS macro for Foswiki has been implemented to leverage WebService::Cmis to wiki applications
  • a basic browse and search interface to Alfresco has been implementet using the %CMIS interface; this needs serious improvements before calling it a done job.

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Very interesting. Do you have some ideas for what kind of wiki-apps you'd build with %CMIS?

-- PaulHarvey - 09 Jun 2011

The most basic application is to render various aspects of documents in the DMS, like its download link, the edit link, display renditions, type icons, thumbnails, access to the content streamed by the DMS, etc. either based on a specific document id or dynamically by listing all documents of a specific folder or matching a search query. That's what %CMIS is used for most of the time. So you don't have to use the DMS' own webserver to structure and organize content but can make use of the flexibility of Foswiki as a knowledge management frontend.

Also: there's some UI required: "insert link to CMIS document", "open webfolder of this topic"...

-- MichaelDaum - 09 Jun 2011

Created a github repo for the pure perl bindings

-- MichaelDaum - 16 Mar 2012


-- MichaelDaum - 21 Sep 2012
Topic revision: r7 - 24 Sep 2012, MichaelDaum
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