Several people told me that installing the Editors is not described very well in the IBM Connections documentation. So i decided to write down the steps I used to deploy the editors. Hope it helps. Check Installation on ephox: http://docs.ephox.com/display/EphoxForIBMConnections/Installing+Textbox.io+Services Extract EPHOX_EDITORS3.0.1_CONN5.5.zip edit config/config.js editor: 'textbox.io | EditLive | CKEditor | role-based' This sets the default editor. When you use role-based you can enable textbox.io and EditLive for different user groups. Be aware that editlive needs a Java plugin which is mostly deactivated or outdated in actual browsers. Enable Spelling-Servie URL (you need to deploy tbioServices_c5.

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Wikis in IBM Connections 5.5 have a little bug, because the link (/library instead of /wikis/form/api/library) for images are wrong and so they are not displayed. There is a technote, which should solve this issue, but the used way with ProxyPass is not what i want to use. When you use ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse you should add a ProxyRequest off to be more secure. ProxyPass to localhost can be a problem too, i would suggest to change localhost to the Connections IHS Hostname. Why do I use a different approach? Most of my deployments already use a RewriteRule to redirect the hostname to there Connections Homepage, so i don’t need an additional module (which needs ressources and can have security considerations), when i can solve the image issue through mod_rewrite.

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Since the IBM Connect pages does not show all presentation, i uploaded mine to slideshare. TDI Solutions Best Practices with IBM Connections Deployments Best and Worst Practices Deploying IBM Connections 2016

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Today i read a question in the IBM Connections Forum about setting the EMPLOYEE_EXTENDED role to all users in a Connections deployment. It would be easy to set it directly in the database, but that’s not supported by IBM. I wrote a little script some weeks ago, because i had the same request, but never published it. The good thing here it only uses supported commands. So i use this question to add it as a new script to my GitHub Repository. Here you see the source, it is simple a join of the tables emp_role_map and employee:

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Today I got a call that a IBM HTTP Server stopped working after a reboot. The service starts and ends again after some seconds. In the error_log of IBM HTTP we found following messages: [notice] Bld version: 8.5.5 [notice] Bld date: Oct 30 2014, 11:44:02 [notice] Webserver: IBM_HTTP_Server [notice] Using config file C:/IBM/HTTPServer/conf/httpd.conf [notice] IBM_HTTP_Server/8.5.5.4 (Win32) configured -- resuming normal operations [notice] Server built: Oct 20 2014 10:58:09 [notice] Disabled use of AcceptEx() WinSock2 API [notice] Parent: Created child process 4004 [crit] Error 10 initializing SSL environment, aborting startup [error] SSL0115E: Initialization error, Error validating ASN fields in certificate. Configuration Failed [crit] (OS 1813)The specified resource type cannot be found in the image file.

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