What's new in CF18
This HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Update release includes new WCM REST APIs, updated Tech Preview releases of Content Composer and Digital Asset Management, Rich Text Editor and Java Server Faces bridge updates, and more.
You can access product software at HCL Software Licensing Portal. See Step-by-step guide to downloading DX products and accessing Customer Support for more information.
You can access the latest software requirements and updates that support HCL Digital Experience solutions from the HCL Support pages topic: HCL Digital Experience V9.5, V9.0, and V8.5 detailed system requirements.
JavaServer Faces (JSF) Bridge
With the HCL Digital Experience CF18 Container and CF update, an updated JSF Portlet Bridge is introduced and installed in the HCL Digital Experience software. Customers installing HCL Digital Experience 8.5, 9, or 9.5 CF18 or Container Update release CF18, and using an IBM WebSphere Application Server Network Deployment version later than 18.104.22.168 or 22.214.171.124 can utilize the new JSF Portlet Bridge. See JavaServer Faces implementation for more information.
Apply Content Template REST API
The Apply Content Template API allows a developer to apply a content template to a set of specific content items or all content items of a certain template. It is equivalent to the functionality in the user interface. See How to set default content values for content templates by using REST for details.
Enhanced Content Template API
The Enhanced Web Content Manager Content Template API adds the ability to retrieve the configuration details of content template elements. See How to retrieve the settings of the elements for content templates by using REST for details.
Rich Text Editor Textbox I/O Updates
Updates are provided for the Textbox I/O Rich Text Editor, requiring use of Java 8. See Rich text editor toolbar configuration options for details.
Sample Guidance to set Storage Class and Volume to deploy HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Containers to Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) and Red Hat OpenShift
Additional "Sample Storage Class and Volume" guidance is available to HCL Digital Experience 9.5 container administrators. See Sample Storage Class and Volume topic for details.
HCL Content Composer – Tech Preview for HCL Digital Experience 9.5 CF173 or later
Content Composer delivers simplified processes for creating and managing Digital Experience site content. Users can access a Tech Preview of the Content Composer features in HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Update CF173 and higher releases. See HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Content Composer – Tech Preview for details.
Digital Asset Management – Tech Preview for HCL Digital Experience 9.5 CF173 or later
Digital Asset Management delivers a central platform to store and include rich media assets in Digital Experience site content to present engaging, consistently branded experiences across digital channels. Users can access a Tech Preview of the Digital Asset Management features in HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Container Update CF173 and higher releases. See HCL Digital Experience 9.5 Digital Asset Management – Tech Preview for details.
Updated HCL Digital Experience 9.5 platform support statements
See the updates to the HCL Digital Experience 9.5 detailed system support statements published to the HCL Digital Experience Support site.