Christoph Stoettner


I work at Vegard IT GmbH as a senior consultant with a focus on collaboration software, Kubernetes, security and automation. I mainly deal with HCL Connections, WebSphere Application Server, Kubernetes, Ansible, Terraform and Linux.

Sometimes my daily work results in technical talks and blog articles, which you can follow here more or less regularly. You can find the presentations in the main menu under public speaking .

I created a list of tools I use regularly, most of which have been released under an open source license.

In my spare time I read a lot, test all kinds of technical software and gadgets and try to follow about 200 RSS feeds.
Here you can find a collection of them.

This is my private blog, all opinions are my own.

Additionally to the social accounts, you can reach me on matrix with or join my matrix channel . For the moment contact me for an invitation to the channel, I need to figure out how many spam accounts will join, if I set it to public.

I save links I want to read later or store because they are interesting in Shaarli .

Shaarli delivers a nice overview of links on daily , weekly and monthly basis. Or you check the Tag cloud when you’re interested in special topics.

I try to add some description to each link, so I don’t need to create the linkdump posts.

Why is the domain name stoeps?

This is a very old story and it started in school. Stoeps was just my nickname and I have kept it ever since.


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Last Articles

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Last week I checked some HCL Connections 8 CRx downloads in Flexnet and recognized these packages available since 2024-06-13:

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I showed, in several slides and sessions, how you can use the search-admin role in the search application of HCL Connections for troubleshooting and reviewing some key configurations.

In several environments, my user or other administrative users have this role, just to access the link to /search/serverStatus for example.

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Some time back, I stumbled upon a flaw in HCL Connections 7 and 8 that allowed for user enumeration. This flaw could be exploited by anonymous users.

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This year marked my inaugural attendance at the Chemnitzer Linuxdays. The experience was fantastic, and I had the pleasure of connecting with numerous intriguing individuals. Chemnitzer Linuxdays stands out as one of the premier events in the Linux and open-source community. With 3,200 attendees this year, participants had the opportunity to engage with a diverse array of topics through 94 talks and hands-on workshops .

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Since end of last year, I use Fedora Silverblue or, better Universal Blue on my notebooks for daily work and my personal projects.

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Last week, I had three systems with issues displaying the Top Updates in the Orient Me. So I tried to find out which applications and containers are involved in generating the content for this view.

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