Was installing IC3011 and integrating with SP2010. Needed to lay the foundation of IC3011 + Kerberos auth. Then turned on SPNEGO SSO to allow pass-through auth for browser clients like SP2010 offers. While setting up SPNEGO, there were a few issues I encountered and wanted to capture them so I remember the next time I need to do this.
Issue 1: Remember to Patch!
IC 22.214.171.124 supports WAS 126.96.36.199 through 188.8.131.52.
Be sure to at least reach WAS 184.108.40.206 as there are critical Kerberos fixes that will make your life easier.
Issue 2: Double Check Security
When applying a FixPack post initial installation / configuration, it may revert your security to disabled. Make sure to turn it back on right after upgrade.
Issue 3: Mind Your User IDs
My initial strategy was to use the same ID for all security related things. When establishing the SPN for the server that ID needs to be a separate ID than the one setup as the administrative ID within the app server and for the individual features.
Somewhere during all of the installation and patching activities to take a base 3.0.1 installation up to patched 220.127.116.11, the Node fell out of sync with the DM. I had to manually force the sync for the ISC to report the state of applications and node agents properly. The sync issue was also causing some of my configurations to not make their way to the running app server. Periodically run a syncNode from the command line to course correct your node agent.
Surveys for IBM Connections
Sun, May 19th 2013 6:16a David Greenstein In the event you missed it, IBM Forms Experience Builder 8.5 brings a new capability to IBM Connections, Community Surveys. This has been asked for by multiple customers I have worked with and am very excited to see this addition!
Here is the doc to get you started. [read] Keywords: connections
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 3:10p David Greenstein http://www.packtpub.com/yammer-starter/book
I recently had the pleasure of assisting an author bring his book vision to fruition and would like to share the output of these efforts. Please take a moment and check it out. This is a great resource if you are introducing someone to Yammer for the first time. [read] Keywords:
Connections 4: Profiles Customization Gets More Flexible
Thu, Oct 11th 2012 9:10a David Greenstein So I am not sure if anyone else has really spent time with this feature yet or not, but IBM has rewritten the was Profiles customization and extension happens. It now takes advantage of the FreeMarker templating system for customizing Profiles, Business Cards, and Profile Search results.
IBM has provided a demo example in the product wiki to walk you through the steps to execute a simple extension.
The beauty of this approach is that code which would previously have been put into a custom [read] Keywords: connections
Connections Mail Available!
Mon, Oct 1st 2012 8:10a David Greenstein If you missed the announcement:
IBM Connections Mail is now available to integrate mail and calendar into your social environment IBM Collaboration Solutions
IBM Connections is an open and secure social software platform that helps people engage with networks of expertise and integrated business processes in order to act with confidence to create a new world of possibilities. Leverage the new information on Connections Mail to bring mail and calendar views and functions into your social e [read] Keywords: collaboration
iOS Connections Mobile Update
Sat, Sep 8th 2012 6:10p David Greenstein If you have not found it yet, it appears the updated connections iOS app has hit iTunes. Be sure to update. I also expect everyone has realized C4 was made available for download yesterday. Started my first production upgrade to C4 already and a new install is likely not too far off. If this is any indication, I see a very busy 9-12 months ahead. [read] Keywords: connections
Tue, Aug 28th 2012 2:10p David Greenstein So the conference formerly known as Lotusphere was announced for 2013. http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/ The official hashtag is #IBMConnect and of course, you can follow the action #IBMConnect. Keep an eye out for the call for abstracts! In the mean time, we should expect Connections 4 any day now I believe… [read] Keywords: collaboration
SPNEGO Lessons Learned
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 10:13a David Greenstein Was installing IC3011 and integrating with SP2010. Needed to lay the foundation of IC3011 + Kerberos auth. Then turned on SPNEGO SSO to allow pass-through auth for browser clients like SP2010 offers. While setting up SPNEGO, there were a few issues I encountered and wanted to capture them so I remember the next time I need to do this. Issue 1: Remember to Patch! IC 18.104.22.168 supports WAS 22.214.171.124 through 126.96.36.199. http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27021342 Be sure to at least r [read] Keywords: agent
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 6:15a David Greenstein This hit the Inbox today: Dear Yammer Customer, I am pleased to announce that Yammer has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Microsoft. After the close of the deal, Microsoft will continue to invest in Yammer's freemium, stand-alone service, and the team will remain under my direction within the Microsoft Office Division. With the backing of Microsoft, our aim is to massively accelerate our vision to change the way work gets done with software that is built for the enterprise and lo [read] Keywords: collaboration