IBM DB2 for IBM Connections 4.5 / 5.0 – Best practices

 IBM DB2 for IBM Connections 4.5 / 5.0 – Best practises Hi all, this time I want to share some thoughts about different DB2 (DB and DBM cfg) parameters of IBM DB2 software that you could use when setting up an IBM Connections 4.5 or 5.0 environment. This guarantees that everything will run smoothly with […]

CCM – Problems accessing libraries using Domino LDAP

CCM – Problems accessing libraries using Domino LDAP There is a known issue with CCM and explicitly added “dominoUNIDs” in environments, where domino is used as LDAP backend ( http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21664341 ). A customer reported a problem with some users that do not have access to libraries within communities just after they have been created. We first […]

What we learned from the Shellshock security problem

What we learned from the Shellshock security problem Times are gone where small companies like us can trust that they are not the primary targets of any new hacking attacks. Some months ago triggered by security newsletters and alerts from IBM we checked if our systems were affected by the so-called Shellshock security issue. And […]

SDS (TDS): Hide plaintext passwords

SDS (TDS): Hide plaintext passwords Many of our IBM Connections installations use SDS (Security Directory Server) aka. TDS (Tivoli Directory Server) as LDAP system. When installing version 6.3 out of the box, a rather not so nice security problem (in my opinion) is built in: Passwords of all users can be read in plaintext by […]