1. XDP Forms will not render as HTML on IIS 10

I saw this issue on a Microsoft IIS 10 web server. When trying to render an XDP file as an HTML form, the following IIS error is generated: “A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client (:)”. This was the request and it does contain the offending character (:). This error does not occur on my Microsoft IIS 10 web server.


A potentially dangerous Request.Path value was detected from the client when rendering HTML forms from XDP files with an IIS 10 server
  • Software Version: AEM Forms 6.5.4
  • AEM Forms add-on package: adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.136.zip
  • Steps to Recreate: Perform a similar http request on a Microsoft IIS 10 web server
  • Suggested Work Around: Follow these steps.

1. Open IIS Manager and select the web server.

2. Double-click Configuration Editor.

3. Select system.web/httpRuntime (see illustration).

1. Clear the requestPathInvalidCharacters property.

2. Set the requestValidationMode property to 2.0

3. Click Apply in the upper-right.

4. Select system.web/pages.

5. Set validateRequest to False.

6. Click Apply in the upper-right.

7. Restart IIS and test the form rendering. If these steps do not work, try the next few steps.

8. Open this file on your server: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config\web.config

9. Change the value of these two properties to match what you see here. <httpRuntime requestPathInvalidCharacters="" requestValidationMode="2.0" />

2. Configuration Browser Limitation

If you are looking for your Configuration Browser folder and cannot find it, it may be because Configuration Browser folders max-out at 40. You can create more and they do show up in other parts of AEM and CRX but they do not show up here. Configuration Browser folders are ideal for creating AEM Forms Cloud Configurations and AEM Forms Editable Templates.

AEM Forms Configuration Browser Folders limitation is 40
  • Software Version: AEM Forms OSGi 6.5.3
  • AEM Forms add-on package: adobe-aemfd-win-pkg:6.0.122
  • Steps to Recreate: Create 41 Configuration Browser folders and you will see the 41st one will not display here.
  • Suggested Work Around: Limit your usage to 40 or fewer.

3. Correspondence Management Missing

By default, the Adobe Correspondence Management tools are missing in AEM 6.4 and above. Previously, these tools were part of the AEM Forms add-on package. This screenshot shows the available tools after the AEM Forms add-on package is installed. Notice that Letters and Data Dictionaries are missing.

By default, the Adobe Correspondence Management tools are missing in AEM 6.4.

If you are using AEM 6.4 or higher, and want to use Adobe Correspondence Management, you need to install the AEM Forms Compatibility Package. This package will install Letters and Data Dictionaries.

  • Software Version: AEM Forms OSGi 6.4, AEM Forms JEE 6.4
  • AEM Forms add-on package: adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-5.1.14.zip
  • Steps to Recreate: Install AEM Forms 6.4 and the AEM Forms add-on package.
  • Suggested Work Around: Install the AEM Forms Compatibility Package (AEM-FORMS- from Package Share.

Adobe released Interactive Communications in AEM 6.4, and this tool also creates customer communications. One of the advantages of Interactive Communications is the web channel support. However, even though both products use Document FragmentsInteractive Communications is different than Adobe Correspondence Management.

AEM Forms Correspondence Management software

You can download the AEM Forms Compatibility Package (AEM-FORMS- from Package Share.

4. Web Service Calls Blocked

Web Service calls in AEM Forms OSGi 6.4 are blocked. This does not affect AEM Forms JEE 6.4. It also does not affect AEM Forms OSGI 6.3 or AEM Forms JEE 6.3.

AEM Forms web service calls
  • Software Version: AEM Forms OSGi 6.4
  • AEM Forms add-on package: adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-5.1.14.zip
  • Steps to Recreate: Create a button on your adaptive form that calls a web service to retrieve data through the Invoke Service option.
  • Suggested Work Around: Use Form Data Models and invoke the services of the Form Data Models.

5. SMTP mail on a JEE Server

SMTP mail does not work on a JEE Server. The Day CQ Mail Service (shown here) can be configured the exact same way on both an OSGi and a JEE Server. The mail service will work on OSGi, but fail on JEE.

THe Day CQ Mail Service for SMTP on a JEE Server
  • Software Version: AEM Forms JEE 6.5
  • AEM Forms add-on package: adobe-aemfd-win-pkg:6.0.80
  • Steps to Recreate: Configure SMTP mail on a JEE Server
  • Suggested Work Around: None, as of yet.

6. CAPTCHA on a Publish Server

We must enter the Secret key directly on the Publish Server. It will not replicate from the Author Server.

AEM Cloud Configuration

Follow these steps.

1. Sign In as an Administrator to your Publish Server.


2. Enter this URL to open the Touch UI.


3. Select Tools – Cloud Services.

4. Click reCAPTCHA.

5. Select the reCAPTCHA service and click Properties.

6. Enter the Secret Key and click Save & Close.

AEM Forms 6.5 Releases

AEM 6.5.14

  • September 5, 2022
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.722.zip

AEM 6.5.13

  • May 31, 2022
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.718.zip

AEM 6.5.12

  • March 3, 2022
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.640.zip

AEM 6.5.11

  • December 20, 2021
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.566.zip

AEM 6.5.10

  • September 1, 2021
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.490.zip

AEM 6.5.9

  • June 16, 2021
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.434.zip

AEM 6.5.8

  • March 3, 2021
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.334.zip

AEM 6.5.7

  • December 3, 2020
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.234.zip

AEM 6.5.6

  • September 3, 2020
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.192.zip

AEM 6.5.5

  • June 4, 2020
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.160.zip

AEM 6.5.4

  • March 5, 2020
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.136.zip

AEM 6.5.3

  • December 12, 2019
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.122.zip

AEM 6.5.2

  • September 19, 2019
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.106.zip

AEM 6.5.1

  • July 3, 2019
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.88.zip

AEM 6.5

  • April 8, 2019
  • adobe-aemfd-win-pkg-6.0.80.zip