CQ Replication Agent Configuration Options

CQ Replication

Agent Configurations

Here is what each parameter mean in replication agents configuration:

1) Settings Tab

Setting Tab in Replication


A unique name for the replication agent.


A description of the purpose this replication agent will serve.


Indicates whether the replication agent is currently enabled.

Serialization Type

The type of serialization:

• Default: Set if the agent is to be automatically selected.

• Dispatcher Flush: Select this if the agent is to be used for flushing the dispatcher cache.

Retry Delay

The delay (waiting time in milliseconds) between two retries, should a problem be encountered.

Default: 60000

 Agent User Id

The agent will use this user account to collect and package the content from the author


Leave this field empty to use the system user account (the account defined in sling as the

“administrator user”; by default this is “admin ”).

 Log Level

Specifies the level of detail to be used for log messages.

• Error - only errors will be logged

• Info - errors, warnings and other informational messages will be logged

• Debug - a high level of detail will be used in the messages, primarily for debug purposes

Default: Info

 Use for reverse replication

Indicates whether this agent will be used for reverse replication; returns user input from the

publish to author environment.

2) Transport Tab

Transport Tab in Replication


This specifies the receiving servlet at the target location. In particular, you can specify the

hostname (or alias) and context path to the target instance here.

For example:

• A Default Agent may replicate to http://localhost:4503/bin/receive

 • A Dispatcher Flush agent may replicate to http://localhost:8000/dispatcher/


 The protocol specified here (HTTP or HTTPS) will determine the transport method.


User name of the account to be used for accessing the target.


Password for the account to be used for accessing the target.

NTLM Domain

Domain for NTML authentication.


Host for NTML authentication.

3) Proxy Tab

Proxy Tab In Replication

 The following settings are only needed if a proxy is needed.

Proxy Host

Hostname of the proxy used for transport.

Proxy Port

Port of the proxy.

Proxy User

User name of the account to be used.

Proxy Password

Password of the account to be used.

Proxy NTLM Domain

The proxy NTLM domain.

Proxy NTLM Host

The proxy NTLM host.

4) Extended Tab

Extended Tab In Replication


Socket interface to bind to.

HTTP Method

HTTP method to use.

HTTP Headers

These are used for Dispatcher Flush agents and specify elements that must be flushed.

{action} indicates a replication action; {path} indicates a path.

Connect Timeout

Timeout (in milliseconds) to be applied when trying to establish a connection.

5) Trigger Tab

Trigger Tab

These settings are used to define triggers for automated replication:

Ignore default

If checked, the agent is excluded from default replication; this means it will not be used if a content

author issues a replication action.

On Modification

Here a replication by this agent will be automatically triggered when a page is modified. This is

mainly used for Dispatcher Flush agents, but also for reverse replication.

On-/Offtime reached

This will trigger automatic replication (to activate or deactivate a page as appropriate) when the

ontimes or offtimes defined for a page occur. This is primarily used for Dispatcher Flush agents.

Additional Details about these Tabs can be obtained from this document: