Block uploads of certain file type to sites and folders in Alfresco 5.x

By default Alfresco does not have any restrictions on file types that can be added to the repository. Alfresco accepts .exe, .dll, .sh, .js, .cs, .java etc. So if there is a business requirement to block certain file types from being uploaded to a site of folder in Alfresco, how can we go about implementing that in simple fashion?

 

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Alfresco Maven SDK

Many times when we want to customize Alfresco, we tend to take the easy route and make changes to the core Alfresco .js and .xml files that are in the alfresco or share folders.  While this may be a quick fix and easy to work with, it is not advisable to do so and not recommended by Alfresco as well. The reasons are as follows.

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