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Getting Started

getting started with adobe experience manager - aem v.6

PLEASE NOTE:  AEM allows web editors to view (but not edit) all the pages in the BC site. While this allows for easy linking, remember that the content you're creating can be seen (but not edited) by anyone logged into AEM.

Log in at

  • Enter your BC (Portal) username and password. 

(NOTE: if you are off-campus you need to first log into Eagle VPN. Instructions on how to set up Eagle VPN are at

AEM Problems or Questions? Please email any AEM support requests, problems or questions to


Screenshot of Adobe CQ Welcome Screen with fields for user and password

Welcome Screen

  1. Once you’ve logged in you should see this screen below.
  2. Click on the Web Sites (globe) icon on the far left.
Screenshot of the Adobe CQ Welcome Screen

This brings up the Site Admin page.

screen shot of CQ's Site Admin interface

Icons in the Top Toolbar

screen shot of Site Admin icon

Site Admin Icon
The site admin screen is where you’ll navigate through your web pages and open them for editing as well as copy, delete and activate your pages.

Screen shot of Camera icon linking to Digital Asset Manager

Digital Asset Manager
This is where your images, PDFs and other digital files are stored.

Screen shot of Site Development Icons in Site Admin window

Site Development Icons
These tools are used by the BC development team to manage the CMS. You shouldn’t need to access these areas of CQ.

How to turn off the Multiple Windows setting:

In the Site Admin window, click on your username icon on the upper right hand side of the screen and select Properties in the dropdown menu.

screen shot of drop down menu under the user name in upper right corner of CQ

In the resulting dialouge box, select Single Window for Windows Management.

screen shot of drop down menu options under Window Management