App Server: Tomcat 7.0.42 with catalina.properties prepared according to these instructions.
JDK Version: 1.7.0 u25
Note for Mac users: Once the user has installed Java 1.7 using the Oracle installer, it is necessary to go to 'Utilities' > 'Java Preferences' and put Java 1.7 into the first choice.
The Alfresco supplied Installers will install all you need to run Alfresco on your machine, which includes Alfresco Explorer, Share, Web Quick Start, Google Docs integration, LibreOffice 3.5, Sharepoint module, ImageMagick, ghostscript, swftools, Tomcat native library.
Note, latest patches are always recommended.
Tomcat 7 Security and Flash Uploader
To improve Tomcat 7 security - we now use the default setting of “httpOnly” for Session cookie container management – this mitigates the main route for the Session Hijacking attack vector – but it effectively disables the Flash Uploader as the default uploader in the Share Document Library. The default is now the HTML5 multi-file uploader on supported browsers.
To re-enable the flash uploader, edit the following file in your installation:
change the context element as follows:
This will enable the Flash Uploader as the default uploader but will also decrease client security.
Please refer to Alfresco Jira system for the of known issues in Community 4.2. - Please refer to this before opening a new issue or raising it on the forums.