What's new with CF05 | HCL Digital Experience

This Combined Cumulative Fix includes new features and improvements.

Some features are ready for immediate use when you apply the latest combined cumulative fix. Other features require extra configuration or a procedure to enable the feature.

HCL Digital Experience Version CF07 and earlier documentation

The Version CF07 and earlier documentation is available only in PDF format. Go to the following link to find the documentation for CF07, CF06, CF05, CF04, CF03, CF02, or CF01:

HCL UX Screen Flow Manager

Screen Flow Manager works like a wizard and uses screens to represent steps for a task. Starting with CF05, Screen Flow Manager provides you with several options to configure transitions between portlets, pages, and dialogs within a screen flow. The Screen Flow Manager also provides the dialog chaining and nesting option. You can configure another dialog to start after the current dialog ends or after the current dialog pauses. For example, in a travel site, you can configure the Car booking dialog to start after the Flight booking dialog ends or to start by pausing the Flight booking dialog.

SDK Java Technology Edition

You can upgrade your SDK Java Technology Edition version to the latest supported version.

Project publish and validation updates

The process of publishing and validating projects is improved in CF05 to make it easier to monitor and manage projects.

Folder updates

Folders can now be workflowed, and added to projects.

Syndication modes

The syndication user interface has been updated to allow for the selection of different modes of syndication.

SmartCloud for Social Business integration by using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)

Integration between HCL Portal and HCL Connections in SmartCloud for Social Business can now be completed by using Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS), which supports single sign-on. Integration with Tivoli Federated Identity Manager (TFIM) is still supported.

Searching in a multilingual environment

If your site is multilingual, you can now enable search for users in languages other than their preferred language.

Content as a Service pages

Use Content as a Service pages to render content that is managed by your HCL Web Content Manager in different data formats such as JSON or XML. Content as a Service pages allow the content that is centrally authored and maintained on your website, to be accessed by the other data clients in raw data formats.


The WSRP Consumer markup caching feature now offers better performance. You can now use WSRP markup caching without enabling the portlet container fragment caching. With a new configuration parameter, you can enable and disable markup caching specifically for selected remote portlets or for all remote portlets of a Consumer portal.

The WSRP Consumer provides multiple new configuration parameters for defining two-phase rendering behavior, WSRP response timeouts, and a limit for the size of file uploads.

Updating the content menu to open on click instead of on hover

The content menu opens when a user hovers over a portlet containing HCL Web Content Manager items. InCombined Cumulative Fix 05, you can set the content menu to open when a user clicks an icon in the portlet skin instead.