Here for example embedding a video to a blog post. Prerequist is that you’ve no fear to change some html source. Upload the video to the Files application in Connections All blog readers need to have access to the video file Easiest way is to upload to Community files and use it in the Community blog directly in this community Open the file within IBM Connections Docs Viewer and click on ABOUT – Get Links Copy the “Link to download file:” to the clipboard Now create a new blog post (add heading, tags, additional text)

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. I screwed up that post today when I tried to edit on my mobile. Sorry for that. I added some details to get a better overview on that topic. With IBM Connections 6.0 CR1, one of the main security concepts was changed. Former versions use blacklisting to manage most of the security topics, now the complete opposite is used – white-listing. So up to IBM Connections 6.0 everything was allowed until it was not excluded in one of the blacklist files. This files are stored within the Deployment Manager profile/config/cells/<cellname>/LotusConnections-config/extern. Now with Connections 6.0CR1 everything is forbidden, until it is enabled in the white-list.

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During the week we integrated IBM Connections and IBM Docs in our test environment and everything worked fine. Then we moved the configuration to production and most of the stuff was working, like showing Business cards, profile pictures and Connections files to add into mails. Docs Viewer and uploading files from a mail to Connections generated an error: “because of an internal server error” I digged into it with Burpsuite and Fiddler4, in the meantime a customer called me and described the same symptoms. Within the traces I found that the systems which didn’t upload the files had following header set:

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This week I installed IBM Connections 5.5CR1 on a Windows Server. I used WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.9 and everything ran pretty smooth, but the Connections install itself ended in an error after all applications were successfully installed. The popup showed a regexp error and a long string. The installer ran through the night, so I couldn’t remember this string and started the install again. The Same message box appears after everything was successfully installed (checked through ISC, after the error everything was uninstalled by the Installation Manager) and even the install.log showed nothing special. This time, I remembered the string, it was the password of my WebSphere Administration user!

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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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