As preparation for Social Connections VI in Prague next week i redesigned the Administration Scripts for IBM Websphere. Some highlights: all scripts are moved to a subfolder with DMGR/bin (folder name: ibmcnx) tested in multinode environments added some classes everybody can use for his own scripts adding policies to libraries (personal and communities) are using search now New scripts: documentation of all jvm settings of each application server create a file with all documentation in one step create cluster members for additional nodes

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IBM released a tech document on friday with title: Search fails with the error CLFRW0060E: Input-output exception. This document solves one of my problems i had in a demo environment since two weeks. I traced the environment, checked j2ee roles, reinstalled CR3 and 4, redeployed search and activities, but i always got an error, when the search wants to access the activities seed list. So what happened? I want to show the /search/serverStatus page in a course and for this i want to remove all warnings and errors. When you don’t set SEARCH_SEEDLIST_TIMEOUT, you get a warning, that the variable is not set.

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Adding a custom field to IBM Connections Profiles is great documented in “https://www.slideshare.net/palmke/show301-make-your-ibm-connections-deployment-your-own-customize-it-30628456[SHOW301: Make Your IBM® Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!]” the Connect 2014 session of Wannes Rams and Klaus Bild. Thanks to them for this great collection of customizing tipps. In my case the bundle name is “stoeps” and the custom field i want to add is “twitterId”. lotusconnections-config.xml <resources> <!-- Custom strings for field labels --> <widgetBundle name="local.stoeps.profiles.strings.uiLabels" prefix="stoeps"/> </resources> local.stoeps.profiles.strings.uilabels.properties # extension property field labels label.stoeps.twitterId=Twitter Id: profiles-types.xml <property> <!-- Custom field for Twitter ID --> <ref>twitterId</ref> <updatability>readwrite</updatability> <hidden>false</hidden> </property> profiles-config.

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You can log login errors within IBM Http Server. One way would be to get use SetEnvIf, but then you can’t get the querystring of the error page. When you type a wrong password the URL changes from https://connectionshost/application/login/ to https://connectionshost/application/login/?error=true. SetEnvIf Request_URI "/login$" log This set the environment variable to log, but when you read the Apache documentation you find: The resource requested on the HTTP request line — generally the portion of the URL following the scheme and host portion without the query string. See the RewriteCond directive of mod_rewrite for extra information on how to match your query string

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IBM released CR4 for IBM Connections 4.5 yesterday evening. You can download CR4, TDISOL and some Cognos Updates at following links: Fix list for IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 Updating the IBM Connections 4.5 databases to the required schema versions for Cumulative Refresh 4 (CR4) Fix Central Download Link New functions included in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 New Functions After deploying CR4 you can enable some new features: Hash tags in status update replies Add <properties> <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.ublog.hashtagCommentEnabled">enabled</genericProperty> </properties> to lotusconnections-config.xml Now you can use hash tags in replies.

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