The last IBM Connections 6.0 CR4 introduced the new feature "Sharing Files via Link". A quite handy way to share files with users by link. Just open the file, go to sharing and select "Share by Link". "Share by Link" makes it easy to share and grant read access to personal and Community files. — What's New in IBM Connections Cumulative Release 4 We tested the feature and it works like a charm, but…​ Everybody who gets this link, can download the shared file (and share the link with others) Even in restricted communities everybody with editor access can create the link

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A lot of people don’t like to store credentials in mobile apps or browsers. A good workaround is the usage of OAuth 2.0 tokens, but the application needs to support it and the server you’re talking to too. The IBM Connections Mobile App can use it for authentication. OAauth2 can be used directly with WebSphere Application Server and Connections 6.0. There are no special OAuth servers or applications needed! The Documentation at IBM was a little bit confusing for me, there are lots of sidenotes, but you just need to do following steps, to use OAuth 2.

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In the last days I had a problem with a crashed virtual disk on a WebSphere Application Server. The backup team was able to recover all the data, but the operating system needs to be reinstalled. The operating system was Red Hat Linux, so rpm-based. One of the first tasks after recovery was to identify and reinstall missing packages. A big advantage was that several WebSphere nodes were used in this environment, the Deployment Manager was still intact, and a still working server could be used as a basis for determining the missing packages. I used the following commands:

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Today I had the pleisure to give a talk about Kubernetes Basics at the Docker Mannheim Meetup. I enjoyed it very much and we had some very good discussions after the talk with the traditional pizza and drinks sponsored by Stocard. A big shout-out to Jens and Martina for organizing the meetup! During the talk I promised that I will upload the slides and provide some more links: Session slides can be found here: Kubernetes 101 Kubernetes 101 Links Kubetail

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Last week I attended Social Connections 14 in Berlin, the event location had a great view and weather was great. I had the chance to do a session on "Kubernetes Basics for IBM Connections Admins". The session slides are attached on that post and there will be a video recording available some day at https://www.panagenda.com. Kubernetes Basics for IBM Connections Admins On each event all attendees do a group picture, thanks to Hogne (Elfworld): The event was well organized (as always) of the awesome team Wannes, Maria, Simon, Nico, Martin and Jan.

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