Hiding Links from the Adobe AEM Welcome Screen

Unlike the world’s worst programmer Joe Gunchy (read more about Joe here) , you were smart and followed my guidance on developing your Adobe AEM project in the right order.  So we can assume you have Groups of users in your system with various permissions to access different sections of the site. Some Groups can manage workflow, some cannot.  Some can manage Tags, others cannot.

Did you know you can hide the links on the Welcome Screen to a Group of users so they never see them at all?


“Out of sight, out of mind.”



 Here’s how:

  • Navigate to the Users section of your site and click on the Group you want to hide a link from.
  • Double-click the Group name and select the Permissions tab


  • Navigate to one of the paths below and remove the VIEW option in the permissions.
Websites /libs/wcm/core/content/siteadmin
Digital Assets /libs/wcm/core/content/damadmin
Campaigns /libs/mcm/content/admin
Community /libs/collab/core/content/admin
CQ Inbox /libs/cq/workflow/content/inbox
Users /libs/cq/security/content/admin
Tools /libs/wcm/core/content/misc
Tagging /libs/cq/tagging/content/tagadmin
CloudServices /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/resources/cloudservices
Workflows /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/resources/workflows
Replication /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/resources/replication
Reports /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/resources/reports
Documentation /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/docs/docs
Developer Resources /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/docs/dev
CRXDE Lite /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/features/crxde
Packages /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/features/packages
Package Share /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/features/share
Clustering /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/features/cluster
Backup /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/features/backup
OSGI Console /libs/cq/core/content/welcome/features/config
  • Finito!

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