Klaus Bild provided two scripts for setting Connections Admins through jython and wsadmin. I want to add one detail, when you want to add multiple Admins, then you can use pipe | as delimiter. First line would be connwasadmin='wasadmin|conadmin' Thanks Klaus, i like to set the admins through a script, because fixpack installations often set the j2ee roles to default.

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Today Luis Benitez annouced the new Connections 4 Plugins for Lotus Notes. The zip-file contains all three operating system installer. Windows, Linux and Mac, but i had no success to install through xpd.mac-addon.pgk, because the preinstall script stop the installation. You can open this file in finder: ] ] Now you can copy the updatesite folder to an other place and use File – Application – Install in Lotus Notes. Point the Install to the updatesite folder and install the whole package. I have to restart twice, but after this i can use the new Status Update, Files and Activities Plugins.

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Preamble Before i begin with my securing article, i want to say something on security on IBM Connections. Mainly i don’t like the thing, that IBM only support very special versions of software. So we must use WebSphere 7.0.0.21, DB2 9.7.0.5, IHS 7.0.0.11 and so on. Each product had updates the last months and i think we won’t get support when we use other versions. So i have to chances. On the first side i can update my software to limit vulnerabilities and get perhaps no support, or i will have vulerable software with support. Just my 2 cent and i hope i will get answer, if i will get support with higher program versions.

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I had an issue with daily newsletters in Connections 3.x, where newsletters were sent every 25 and not 24 hours. This is fixed in Connections 4, now newsletters are arriving every 24 hours.

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Today IBM released CR1 on IBM Fixcentral. CR1 is a set of 17 cumulative fixes and enable Mobile Admin (didn’t verified this, hope it will be there) too. Links for all CR1 Downloads (Multi OS Fixes) Fix list for IBM Connections 4.0 CR1 – Very long, seems to fix a lot IBM Connections 4.0 CR1 Post-install Deployment Configuration Steps Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.0 Cross-product relationship information You have to download 18 packages, because a new update installer is mandatory!

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