Cloud CMS Documentation

We've collected here an assembly of guides, tutorials, searchable knowledge articles and formal documentation for all things related to Cloud CMS. If you're looking to learn about Cloud CMS, you've come to the right place!

Cloud CMS is a very deep product with lots of features. It's possible to dive in and get over your head. To help you get started, we recommend a brief introduction:

Cloud CMS is also a product that you'll use very differently depending on whether you are an Editor, a Developer or a Manager.

In truth, there are probably many more "roles" that someone might take on when using Cloud CMS, but in general, these three roles provide a good starting point.

As such, we've organized our documentation below into three different sections - one for each role type. For each role, we've provided a persona and the documentation guides they may be interested in reading. If you're doing a trial in Cloud CMS, you'll see that these personas line up with those in the sample site.



User Interface Guide

How to perform common and useful activities within the Cloud CMS UI


Managed access control for objects and data stores using role-based authorities and teams.


Guide for managing releases and scheduled publishing.


Guide for development and deployment of business process models to guide your content through its curation lifecycle.




API Reference Guide covering data stores, object types and sample code for drivers and our REST endpoint

Application Server

Reference Guide for configuring and using the Cloud CMS Application Server for custom application hosting

Developer Guide

Development insights and best practices collected in one place

Docker Guide

Guide to installing Cloud CMS on-premise using Docker


Integrate your Cloud CMS platform with pre-built integrations for Amazon, Kaltura and other products.

UI Configuration

How to Customize the User Interface to hide menu items, add buttons and provide role-based interactions



Content Models

How to model content to take advantage of type definitions, inheritance, advanced metadata management and aspect-oriented features.


Set up editorial forms on top of your content definitions and take advantage of role-based delivery of forms to your editors


Wire in business logic behind your content to take advantage of lifecycle policies, conditions, actions and automatic rules.


Utilize the Cloud CMS content services to retrieve and work with content in interesting ways.