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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Today i thought about creating and deleting some Communities with the REST API. Works really good and i need to post my findings sometimes. First cool thing is that you can create restricted Communities with external feature through REST. After deleting these Communities i checked the Community overview through my browser and found following view: So you mustn’t use wsadmin to restore Communities from trash, you can use this view. Never heared of it and the documentation still mentions wsadmin as the only way to restore them.

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