Beyond security safeguards and a web browser, AEM requires no additional software be installed on your machine. Training and access approval(s) are the only requirements needed to start building websites in AEM.
ii. Site Access
As of September 2021 Stanford's VPN (w/Two-Step Authentication) is required to access the AEM author environment. Currenty, authors working from campus also need to use VPN to access the author environment. Please review the connection instructions under 'Activate VPN Client'.