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The Cache Browser app allows you to log in - remotely and simultaneously - to all public instances from the author instance to manage the cache. The app is a central point to control what’s in the cache. You can force-flush items by deleting, and download items for inspection and comparison.

No configuration is required. The public instances are detected automatically from the subscriber configuration. The app is implementation-agnostic and works in the same way regardless on the installed cache engine. 

The app is a subapp of the Cache Tools app

Installing

Maven is the easiest way to install the module. Add the following to your bundle:

<dependency>
  <groupId>info.magnolia.cache</groupId>
  <artifactId>magnolia-cache-browser-app</artifactId>
  <version>5.6.5</version>
</dependency>

Pre-built JARs are also available for download. See Installing a module for help.

Usage

The browser displays the content of the cache on all public instances. It gives you a single place of control and lets you explore the cache. 

  • You can see whether content exists on only one or multiple public instances.
  • Compare content on different instances. For example, check whether the same image is served. 
  • Check how your load balancer is working. For example, see if the cache is distributed evenly between instances.

To use the app:

  • On the author instance open the Browser subapp and log in. For your security, passwords are not stored. You need to login every time you use the app. 

  • In the cache browser you can:
    • Download items for inspection. Multiple items are delivered in a ZIP file.
    • Delete items to force-flush them from the cache.
    • Sort on column headings.