If you use open source enterprise CMS platform Nuxeo and open source portal platform Liferay, we have good news for you. The vendors announced that Nuxeo’s platform is certified as a content source for Liferay.

The Rise of Content Standards

Although various systems for managing content -- enterprise CMS, web content management systems, portals and various other tools – standards have lagged in the CMS space. Vendors implemented proprietary solutions making sharing or moving content between platforms a time consuming and often expensive nightmare.

This lack of standards and interoperability has been especially problematic in the content space, because few companies have managed to consolidate their content into a single repository. Organizations often have different platforms by department and when the same content is required in multiple tools they are forced to recreate it. This is inefficient, and it increases the risk for inconsistent information.

However, in the last few years, standards like Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) and Java Content Repository (JCR) have emerged to improve interoperability. Although these standards provide numerous benefits from improved interoperability to lower adoption cost, not all vendors support them.

Liferay/Nuxeo Integration

Liferay and Nuxeo have a lot in common. They are both:

  • Java-based
  • Open source
  • CMIS
  • OpenSocial Enabled

which has allowed the vendors to integrate their platforms. The new CMIS-based connector enables users to access documents, images and other content stored in a Nuxeo repository with Liferay’s Documents and Media Gallery without complex custom integration or replicating content. In addition to the content level integration, OpenSocial support enables users to share gadgets across environments so that content and user interface can be reused.

The new connector is available for the Community and enterprise editions of Liferay. If you would like more information about the integration, Nuxeo is conducting a webinar on April 11 at 2PM EST. The webinar is free, but registration is required.