The task of managing portal pages and web content is evolving and in the next release of WebSphere Portal the integration between web content management and portal page management will grow even tighter. Recently I installed WebSphere Portal 8 Beta 3 and dove into my first examination. In the following paragraphs I talk about what I saw and learned during my sortie into this new realm.
After logging into the portal I landed on the Getting Started page. I decided to take a quick look at the properties and layout of the page using a conventional approach. I navigated to the Administration pages and loaded the Manage Pages portlet. At the top of the page is a new feature. This pane, which I have dubbed the project pane, represents the state of the page as a member of a project. Projects are not new to Web Content Management but they are, so far as I know, new to page management. According to the product Wiki, "When working in a project, any changes you make to a page affect only your view of the page.
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Top ten best practices for WebSphere administrators
Sat, Dec 6th 2014 3:12a Dave Hay This from developerWorks: -The following list consists of the top ten best practices compiled from numerous common problems that I have seen throughout my technical support years. Most of these issues could easily be prevented by taking these simple precaution steps. So, if you're a WebSphere administrator, this is your must-read!Top ten best practices for WebSphere administratorsPS In my own bashful way, I'm now proud to report that those nice people at developerWorks have allowed me to post [read] Keywords: ibm
Mozilla Thunderbird and SSL v3
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 12:05p Dave Hay In case it helps, I needed to make Thunderbird LESS secure in order to access a Newsgroup server that was offering up SSL v3.This was what I saw in TB's Error Console: -Timestamp: 05/12/2014 13:12:40Error: An error occurred during a connection to newsgroup.foobar.com:563.Cannot communicate securely with peer: no common encryption algorithm(s).(Error code: ssl_error_no_cypher_overlap)and this is what led me to the solution: -openssl s_client -connect newsgroup.foobar.com:563 -status...New, TLSv1 [read] Keywords: firefox
IBM BPM Advanced 8.5.5 - Process Center to Process Server
Fri, Dec 5th 2014 3:05a Dave Hay So I am continuing to get my head around the integration between Process Center and Process Server, in that it's possible to have a connected Process Server to which one can actively deploy snapshots, using the so-called online/connected deployment.This is what the connected Process Server looks like: -Whilst this is easy to configure when one first creates a Deployment Environment, I had a situation recently where one of our team inadvertently clicked the Take Server Offline button.This does p [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Business Process Manager - WAS to DB2 authentication - SQLSTATE=42815
Tue, Dec 2nd 2014 4:45a Dave Hay I have blogged about this before: -WAS to DB2 - Null userid is not supported. ERRORCODE=-4461, SQLSTATE=42815and saw the same issue again today, albeit in a different context.Whilst bringing up a BPM Advanced 22.214.171.124 environment, I was using the Test Connection button to validate my WAS to DB2 connectivity, via a JDBC Data Source that's in the scope of the Support Cluster ( SupCluster ).Now I had manually created this datasource last week, in the context of the connectivity between IBM BPM and [read] Keywords: agent