The Publishing agent is a service that runs on a target site’s ATG servers and manages deployment of repository and file assets on them. The Publishing agent performs database caching and switch deployment operations on the target. It also maintains status information about the currently live datastore for switch deployments, the deployment state, and the deployed snapshot.

The Publishing agent includes the virtual file system (VFS) ConfigFileSystem, which is configured out-of-the-box to facilitate deployment of file assets to the ATG server, including scenarios, targeters, content and profile groups, segments, and slots. Like the corresponding VFS on the asset management server, this VFS is located in Nucleus at:


For detailed information, see Repositories.

The Publishing agent is installed with the ATG platform.