Accessing the AEM Web Author Environment

Processes and authorization

i. Prerequisites

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

Users gain editing rights to specific sites by submitting access requests through the Service Desk. Approval for new or existing sites is authorized between the Service Desk and site business owners and may be revoked by failing to follow the Terms of Use.

iii. Login

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'.