Elasticsearch in HCL Connections Componentpack is secured with Searchguard and needs certificates to work properly. These certificates are generated by bootstrap during the initial container deployment with
These certificates are valid for 10 years (
chain_ca.pem) or 2 years (
elasticsearch*.pem) and stored in the Kubernetes secrets
elasticsearch-7-secret. So when your HCL Connections deployment is running for 2 years, the certficates stop working.
During the latest automated deployment of the HCL Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft™ Windows™ , I had issues activating the
Password Save Policy. We wanted to disable the option that users can save passwords.
The documentation tells us, that the registry key
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\IBM\Social Connectors\Settings\Password Save Policy needs to be set to
1 to achieve this.
Since the update to the new HCL Connections Community Card-Based Overview (Connections 6.0 CR4) I search for a way to hide the button “Create Community” from users without the role “Community-Creator”. This was always possible in the earlier versions of Connections, but the button was shown always since the update.
During the year I mostly forgot about it, but yesterday I opened a case with HCL Connections Support and got immediatly following answer:
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