- Linkdump Week 42 / 2020
- Linkdump Week 41 / 2020
- Elasticsearch index creation problem
- Linkdump Week 40 / 2020
- Selfhost Shaarli
- Touchpoint in HCL Connections 6.5CR1
- Some updates (some delayed) on Engage 2020, Connections, my job and documentation as code
- Asciidoctor open links in new window
- DNUG Connections Day 2020
- Walkthrough: Vulnhub - DC: 3
With Connections Fixpack CR1 we had a problem, that profile pictures didn’t show up when we opened an activity stream entry: With CR2 the profile pictures get not replaced with a grey head icon:
Last week i want to build a “light” Connections Installation to test some things like OAuth and Customizing. So i installed Domino 9 Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 64 Bit, DB2 9.5.7 Express and WebSphere. I deployed the homepage and the profiles databases. After this i want to install the required applications of Connections (Homepage, Search and News) and Profiles. Installation shows no more dependencies and i started up my Connections after install. Modules are looking good, but when i want to add a status update the windows opens, but show no buttons to Save the Status. Even on homepage or people views i can’t add status updates.
I read an open APAR on IBM Connections today (login required!): LO73245 Description: TDI’s sync_all_users.sh doesn’t allow us to import departmentNumbers longer than 16 chars, although the database schema supports values up to 24 chars. And as local solution: worked around the issue with creating a custom field I had a very similar problem with validation of LDAP Search filter (which is saved in employee-table too) and searched longer to solve this (I set sync_store_source_url=false), but the real error was like here in validate_dbrepos_fields.properties. When you open validate_dbrepos_fields.properties (in your tdisol directory) you found following:
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.
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 220.127.116.11, DB2 18.104.22.168, IHS 22.214.171.124 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.