Using TDI to inactivate orphaned users after X-days

Using TDI to inactivate orphaned users after X-days Hi all, at IBMConnect I had several discussions if it is possible to automatically inactivate users that did not use IBM Connections for a specific time. The answer is yes – it is possible and we already had this customer requests. I want to share how to […]

SDI: Extract ISO country code from $dn

SDI: Extract ISO country code from $dn Hi all, last week a customer wanted IBM Connections metrics to display the country (region) where users come from that are using the system. Okay I did that (also with help of the great metrics guide from Michael Urspringer). This worked quite well. The customer is not using […]

Configuration of secret key storage in WebSphere Application Server

Configuration of secret key storage in WebSphere Application Server Hi all, this time I want to introduce a more development related blog post. Anyway this is a very interesting topic for an IBM Connections / WebSphere Administrator!!! We have a self-registration application for IBM Connections / WebSphere Portal that stores configuration data (e.g. password of […]

IBM Connections (SDI aka TDI) – Synchronize users based on group membership

IBM Connections (SDI aka TDI) – Synchronize users based on group membership The standard assemblyline „sync_all_dns“ synchronizes user data from a LDAP source into IBM Connections profiles database. As selection criteria, which users get synchronized / on boarded to IBM Connections an LDAP-filter is used (a standardized search expression with special LDAP-syntax). But in some […]

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 […]

My experiences with IBM Connections 5

My experiences with IBM Connections 5 Some days ago IBM Connections 5 was released. I stopped all my other tasks and installed it immediately 😉 First of all I was a bit disappointed, because the UI does look pretty much the same as the current version. Only small changes could be seen directly. But the changes […]

TDI Sync Connections Pictures to domino

TDI Sync Connections Pictures to domino Some weeks ago, a customer asked me if it is possible to synchronize pictures that have been uploaded to IBM Connections back to their domino LDAP server.  New employees would change their pictures in IBM Connections directly, but there was no possibility to upload the same pictures into the […]