The newsletter in version 2 format has one big disadvantage, we or our users lost the easy links to the topic, user or application. Newsletter V1 When we look at the same information in Newsletter version 2, we can’t open the profile or the main blog/application, just the post is linked on the "Open" link. The links are stored in the homepage database and are stripped away during the generation of the newsletter/notification message. /opt/IBM/WebSphere/AppServer/profiles/Dmgr01/config/cells/CellName/LotusConnections-config/notifications_v2/resources/commonUtil.ftl ... # From line 391 <#-- Convert html fragment structures to text # Strip all tags but preserve html entities # Structural tags converted to white space to maintain word separation # Link URL's are discarded # --> <#function convertHtmlStructuresToText html> <#if html?

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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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