Mastering the AEM Dispatcher Part 1: Debugging the Dispatcher

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Loch Ness, the Bermuda Triangle, and the AEM Dispatcher; three great mysteries of our time! Despite playing a critical role in Adobe project, the AEM Dispatcher is a black box. In this series of blog posts, I'll tear back the veil concealing the AEM Dispatcher and help you master this essential tool! In this first post, we'll discuss how to debug requests flowing through the dispatcher to the AEM publishers. Some common reasons to debug the dispatcher include: Redirects not working Mappings not working Pages not being served   1. Start with Apache   Before requests are processed by the AEM Dispatcher module, they are first evaluated by Apache. If you are seeing issues with redirects or if the dispatcher does not seem to be firing correctly, you can check the Apache logs to make sure your requests aren't being redirected away or rewritten. There are a number of log files to check to determine what the...