Run modes allow you to tune your AEM instance for a specific purpose; for example author or publish, test, development, intranet or others.
- Define collections of configuration parameters for each run mode.
A basic set of configuration parameters is applied for all run modes, you can then tune additional sets to the purpose of your specific environment. These are applied as required.
- Define additional bundles to be installed for a particular mode.
All settings and definitions are stored in the one repository and activated by setting the Run Mode.