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A collection of use cases for what we need context-specific configuration per site, country, region etc. in our projects. According to the termin term definitions in Multitenancy scenarios and use cases we have always "Massive Multi Site" scenarios.

  • Separate Site URLs (external domain names) for HTTP, HTTPs and Author (HTTP and HTTPs often have different domain names due to CDN in front of the webservers)
  • Configure different styles of navigation layout depending on preference of the market
  • Tweak some frontend-settings for the site, e.g. include JavaScript// TODOCSS snippts or external files like Psyma
  • Configure different webfonts to be used based on the markets language and charset
  • Configure regexp patterns for browsers in the market for that a "use a newer browser version" should be shown
  • Configure Search Integration with a Google Search Appliance or other external Search engines with an market-specific index which could contain CMS-external content as well
  • Configure a list of news or event categories for the site
  • Switch on/off social sharing integration like and configure services to be shown
  • Configure user tracking
  • Configure links to external systems integrated centrally in the site
  • Configure Google Maps integration specific for the country
  • Choose between preconfigured SSO systems to activate for a specific site

In general no security-sensitive stuff is stored in the context-specific configuration. If this is needed they are stored in OSGi configurations and referenced from there (e.g. by a named factory configuration).