Connections 7 has a new Administration Console to access Communities Template administration and Mobile Administration. The Administration Console can be reached on https://cnx-hostname/cnxadmin/. The / at the end is important, because the ingress rule just forwards /cnxadmin/(.*). On Firefox you get this view: With Chrome (Chromium, Edge) the left menu is missing. There is a display: inline-flex for some elements in index.css of the Administration Console. So how can we inject a repaired css file into the container? ConfigMap One quick and dirty way is to use a configMap with the adjusted stylesheet. So I did the following:

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The last days I analyzed an issue, that file uploads to HCL Connections via IBM HTTPServer stopped working on a fresh installed 6.5CR1. Today I configured a Connections 7 and tried with it. I think that the official documentation is old in some important parts for the upload configuration. First of all my IBM HTTPServer 8.5.5.18 is not 32-bit like the documentation tells us: The IBM HTTP Server process is 32-bits in both cases and requires 32-bit modules. When I check my installed HTTP Server (which was installed with the official Ansible scripts), I see this:

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Since IBM Connections 6.0CR4 we can use a new newsletter format which needs still (now with HCL Connections 7) be activated separately in LotusConnections-config/notification-config.xml. Today some users asked how they can add other users to their private communities (visible in Community catalog) without manually adding them. As we investigated the question I had a look at the old notification format. So there a community owner got following e-mail when a user requested to join: So he could directly add the requesting user to the community. Now we switched to the new v2 format and the mail looks like this:

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Since the update to the new HCL Connections Community Card-Based Overview (Connections 6.0 CR4) I search for a way to hide the button "Create Community" from users without the role "Community-Creator". This was always possible in the earlier versions of Connections, but the button was shown always since the update. During the year I mostly forgot about it, but yesterday I opened a case with HCL Connections Support and got immediatly following answer: There is a new gatekeeper flag, CATALOG_CARD_UPDATED, which was introduced in IC6.0CR5 to help enhance the community card based view. This will need to be set to false to address this issue.

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I write most of my documents (blog posts, documentation, recipes and so on) with Asciidoctor. Everything is organized in Git repositories. During GPN 19 (Gulaschprogrammiernacht) I showed how to build html and pdf with a Gitlab CI/CD pipeline. That’s quite handy, but lots of documents I build, I just need locally. So today I played with WSL2 and a Makefile to build all Asciidoctor files in a directory. Commandline to make pdf asciidoctor-pdf source.adoc -o build/source.pdf This builds a pdf in the directory build, but how can we create a pdf of some files? Makefile docs = $(wildcard *.

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