IBM Connections 5.5 & DOCS 2.0 – out now

IBM Connections 5.5 & DOCs 2.0 – out now Hi all, today Luis Benitez announced the availability of IBM Connections 5.5 and DOCS 2.0 for on-premise users. This is a nice christmas present and I think some IBM Connections administrators will install their first 5.5 server between christmas and new year 😉   Download Part […]

WebSphere Portal – runtime database permissions lost after running “run-wcm-admin-task-reset-event-log”

WebSphere Portal – runtime database permissions lost after running “run-wcm-admin-task-reset-event-log” Hi all, if you`re using WebSphere Portal and you`ve configured a database runtime user (with restricted access rights) – what you hopefully have 😉 this might be interesting for you. When importing WCM content several times, the ConfigEngine Task “run-wcm-admin-task-reset-event-log” might be helpful because simply […]

Vulnerability Apache common-collections (CVE-2015-7450) reloaded – Fixes for IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal available

Vulnerability Apache common-collections (CVE-2015-7450) reloaded – Fixes for IBM Connections and WebSphere Portal available Hi all, two weeks ago IBM released Fixes for the apache common-collections security vulnerability specific for WebSphere Applications Server (I wrote a blog post about this just two weeks ago –> here). Last week additional Fixes for WebSphere Portal and IBM […]

WebSphere Portal DDC – “List of pending network invitations” not working

WebSphere Portal DDC – “List of pending network invitations” not working Hi all, last week I had to deal with a problem in WebSphere Portal 8.5 when using DDC to display IBM Connections content. There is a DDC component that allows retrieving profiles based content. We used this to offer a “invite to network” link […]

Critical vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-7450)

Critical vulnerability in WebSphere Application Server (CVE-2015-7450) Hi all, as you maybe already heard, a critical vulnerability has been detected in J2EE application servers such as (WebSphere Application Server, JBoss, WebLogic …). This security issue describes a problem that comes into play when Java code uses deserialization of objects (a fundamental feature of Java object […]

IBM Connections – HowTo create a custom profile type for external users

IBM Connections – HowTo create a custom profile type for external users Hi all, when you deploy IBM Connections your customer might have requirements of a custom Profile view (different / additional attributes, design changes, different profile types …). But as soon as you enable IBM Connections for external users, you might run into trouble. […]

IBM Connections CCM: What to do if Filenet admin user needs to be changed?

IBM Connections CCM: What to do if Filenet admin user needs to be changed? Hi all, you know the situation when your customer wants another Admin User for IBM Connections while doing a migration… You may know this is a problem when using FileNet. In IBM Connections 5, the createObjectStore script asks you to input […]

IBM Connections migration (4.5 CR3 – 5.0 CR3) – Issue with Filenet

IBM Connections migration (4.5 CR3 – 5.0 CR3) – Issue with Filenet Today I saw strange things when migration IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 to 5.0 CR3! I had to migrate Filenet too. I followed all instructions here. But the result after starting the server was: The FileNet “Ping Page” – http://server.com/FileNet/Engine showed this: And the […]

IBM Connections Editor – go and get it (a short review)!

IBM Connections Editor – go and get it (a short review)! Hi all, recently IBM published a new app “IBM Editor” – an extension for IBM Connections that allows editing documents from IBM Connections Files (CCM Files are not supported) Editing of documents is now “mobile” possible without the need to have IBM Docs on […]

HTTP Outbound authentication via SAML

HTTP Outbound authentication via SAML (ADFS Server) Hi all, this time I had to deal with a real administrative challenge: Enable WebSphere Portal to display IBM Connections content using IC portlets and authenticate HTTP Outbound calls using SAML. WebSphere Portal can load content from external sources using a secure HTTP Outbound proxy (aka. Ajax Proxy). […]