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Introducing Jahia technical concepts

A technical overview of Jahia, the web and back-end layers, and Jahia and OSGi. Also find out about embedded frameworks, internationalization settings, and Developer Tools.

Working with our APIs

Get familiar with our APIs, and learn how to make the most of the GraphQL API. The GraphQL API is useful for interacting with content when working on your headless project. Learn about using tokens instead of credentials to make calls to Jahia APIs.

Leveraging Jahia frontend capabilities

Find out how to enable contextual editing of an SPA


Leveraging Jahia backend capabilities

Discover the External Data Provider (EDP) module, advanced user and group administration, how to create rules and listeners, and advanced permission and roles concepts


Optional features

Find out more about autotagging images and using Cloudinary for cloud-based image management

Analytics & Kibana

Discover how to package your dashboards in your jahia modules.


Learn about jCustomer and its relation to Apache Unomi.

Forms architecture overview

Provides an overview of the architecture and design of Forms and describes form building, management, rendering, and analysis functionality.

Extending forms

Shows you how to create a custom theme and add global and directive callbacks to forms

Developing inputs and prefilled fields

Shows you how to create inputs, custom renderings for inputs, and prefilled fields

Creating validations for fields and actions

Shows you how to create field and action validations and logical conditions

Managing Forms settings

Shows you how to create a custom setting component and make it available in Form Factory settings

Developing and extending actions

Shows you how to create custom actions, email templates for Forms actions, and access files uploaded by form users

Managing form results

Show you how manage forms that users submit in Elasticsearch and migrate form results from JCR to Elasticsearch