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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Difference between FileNet 3.5 and 4.5

a) FileNet 3.5 is a COM based application. FileNet 4.5 is java based application.

b) The Routers in FileNet 3.5 is replaced by Connection points in FileNet 4.5. Therefore, the routers are no longer started and stopped as a service.

c) The Process Engine 4.5 does not have direct communication with the LDAP unlike 3.5 environment.

d) All the LDAP communication is via the Content Engine in FileNet 4.5.

e) FileNet 4.5 global configuration is stored on a Database unlike the FileNet 3.5 where it is stored on a encrypted file “sysinit.dat”

f) FileNet 3.5 relied heavily on passing username and passwords for authentication to both the CE and PE. Due to the architectural changes to the CE 4.5, a much greater set of authentication options are now available. The two authentication standards that are now supported include the Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS) and its Web Services counterpart (WS-Security).


  1. Where did you get these points from? Thanks

  2. There is nothing called development in FileNet. Its only good for people who like and understand system internals well. Development activities are very minimal. Core developers chuck FileNet.

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  4. One can easily gain the knowledge on FileNet implementation and the usage by just studying the information given in the FileNet tutorials.


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