WebSphere custom TAI – Doing SSO the right way

WebSphere TAI – Doing SSO the right way Hi all, one thing on my “to do blog posts” list is to write something about WebSphere TAI. A great way to introduce Single-Sign On between different systems. What is TAI? WebSphere TAI means “Trust Association Interceptor” WebSphere TAI is a well-known and proven security concept in […]

The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager

The clever way to create IBM Connections users – GIS UserManager Hi, with this blog post I would like to promote a cool IBM Connections addon – “GIS Usermanager”. GIS UserManager is THE tool to create and maintain users for many IBM powered applications. There is no alternative solution available on market with such a […]

Why you should always use DBT for transferring IC databases…

Why you should always use DBT for transferring IC databases… Hi, when talking about migrating IBM Connections from an old to the current release you have to think about migrating databases from the old to the new environment (in case you do a side-by-side migration – which is recommended if you migrate a production environment). […]

DB2 Instance autostart does not work on SLES 12 / RHEL 7

Hi all, I had to fight with a customer environment on SLES 12 where the db2 instances did not start automatically when starting the operation system. db2iauto -on db2inst1 was executed but the instance did not come up! The problem is related to the DB2 fault monitor that is not started automatically on system start. […]

Automatic modification of WebSphere Plugin (Primary / BackupServers) to maintain two-line concept

Automatic modification of WebSphere Plugin (Primary / BackupServers) to maintain two-line concept Hi, in larger highly available environments you may know an architectural concept called “two-line approach”. Behind a load balancer you have two lines that can be shutdown / started independent from each other. This is very practical if you need to do maintenance […]

IBM Connections 5.5 – Problem with ibm_upload_module and NFS

IBM Connections 5.5 – Problem with ibm_upload_module and NFS Hi, since IBM Connections 5.5 there is an IHS module available that handles file uploads via HTTP Server and not via WebSphere Application Server – similar to the module for downloading files. This has great advantages in terms of performance and memory usage, because WAS does […]

IBM Connections – problem with duplicate dominoUNIDs

IBM Connections – problem with duplicate dominoUNIDs Hi, we saw a very strange behavior in one of our customers environment this week. Several hundred users were not able to use parts of IBM Connections, getting errors like this: Looking into the Logs showed me the following error: [5/9/16 10:31:42:122 UTC] 0000155b LotusConnecti E com.ibm.openactivities.exception.OpenActivitiesException: CLFRA0473E: […]

IBM Connections 5.5 – CR1 released

IBM Connections 5.5 – CR1 released Hi all, finally IBM Connections 5.5 CR1 is released. The fix list can be found here The fix can be downloaded here There is a new version of the migration tool – here There are Cognos updates – here Database updates are mandatory – here Additionally there are updates […]

How To: Set AD Password using java – IC5.5 self service

How To: Set AD Password using java ¬†– IC5.5 self service Hi all, this time again some coding stuff … but I thought this might be interesting, as this belongs to an application we`re using to create users for IBM Connections. This application is called UserManager. It offers an easy way to create external / […]

Sametime – Updated security certificate for Push Notifications (iOS)

The current SSL certificate in Sametime for Apple Push Notification Service expires 5 May 2016. Administrators have to replace the certificate before. In this technote you can find the installation instructions¬† and a download link for the updated certificate:   http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=899&uid=swg21641787