Extension for Alfresco Share

Alfresco Share Trigger Authentication Sync Button

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This extension adds an additional button to member management pages of a site to trigger synchronization of users and groups within Alfresco Share webapplication. 

No need to setup permanent synchronization jobs and no need to wait for the next sync period to fetch a new user. You can decide when sync/import is necessary and trigger it by a button in the webapplication.


  • displays button for Administrators and SiteManager on site member management pages
  • triggers synchronization of users and groups from the connected user management systems (LDAP, AD)
  • works out of the box, install, activate and use it


Additional button to trigger synchronization
Additional button to trigger synchronization
Hint after starting syncronization process
Hint after starting syncronization process

Supported Alfresco Versions

  • Alfresco Community 5.0.x, 5.1.x
  • Alfresco One 5.0.x, 5.1.x (should also work, but not evaluated)

License/ Costs

This extension is free. It is Open Source under Apache License 2.0  


You can dowload this extension as Alfresco Module Packages (AMP) at Github.



You can install this extension with Alfresco Module Management tool to Alfresco and it can be activated by Alfresco Share extension module management page.


Go to the root directory of your Alfresco installation:

java -jar bin/alfresco-mmt.jar install <AMPFileLocation> <WARFileLocation>


java -jar bin/alfresco-mmt.jar install manualsynctrigger-repo-1.0.0.amp webapps/alfresco.war
java -jar bin/alfresco-mmt.jar install manualsynctrigger-share-1.0.0.amp webapps/share.war

Further information about module installation you findhier

Extension Modul in Alfresco Share Webapplikation

  1. Login to Alfresco Share as an Administrator.
  2. Browse to extension module management page: <host>/share/page/modules/deploy 
  3. Activate module form4: Trigger Sync Button (see Screenshot)


You can control the extension with alfresco-globals.properties.

Configuration property Description Default value
synchronization.manualsynctrigger.synchronizeChangesOnly Set to true, if klick on Button should trigger an differential sync or set to false to trigger a fullsync. See also synchronization.synchronizeChangesOnly true