The Connections project I’m currently working on is somewhat complex: Connections 4, Domino for mail, iNotes, Traveler, and Sametime Community server (not all on the same server), Sametime Standard, FileNet, and MS Active Directory 2008 for LDAP and authentication across the environment.
Being that I’m still a relative ‘newbie’ as far as WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is concerned, having only really used it for the setup and maintenance of the IBM/Lotus products sitting on top of it, I approached the SSO implementation with a degree of uncertainty and slight concern. We’re yet to implement SSO to include FileNet, that’s happening in the next week or two, so it was specifically for Connections, iNotes, Sametime awareness, Sametime Chat, and Sametime Meetings.
Sametime Standard is installed on a single WAS, Connections is on a separate server, and there are currently two Domino servers. So I generated the LTPA token in the Connections WAS, ensured that the LTPA domain was the same across all environments, and imported the token into Sametime Standard WAS and the Domino servers. And it worked, almost. Connections, iNotes, chat, awareness, and the Sametime Proxy server web chat client all worked when logging in with AD credentials. Sametime Meeting Server didn’t, and as soon as anyone logged into Meeting Server they were disconnected from everything else. The confusing aspect for me was that the Sametime Proxy and Sametime Meeting servers are both installed on the same WAS – with different IP addresses and DNS aliases so that they will play nicely together – so as the LTPA token is imported into WAS, I would have expected both the Proxy and Meeting servers to either work with SSO, or not.
What I’d missed was the Federated Repository Realm Name on the Sametime Standard WAS server. I’d changed it on the Connections server but Sametime was using the default realm name. This was what was breaking SSO for the Meeting Server and a quick rename and reboot sorted the problem.
I’m Cycling Across Australia
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 6:12a Mike Burford I’m offline a fair bit at the moment as I cycle from Broome to Perth to Sydney. 7,200 km in 64 days – including 9 rest days otherwise my legs would fall off which makes it a lot harder to ride. It’s a fundraiser for a literacy program for marginalised and/or abused women in Latin America (Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama).
If you’re interested you can follow my progress via the Facebook page I set up at Mike’s Bike Across Australia. [read] Keywords: facebook
Mac OS X 10.8.3 update breaks Lotus Notes
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 9:12a Mike Burford I had a couple of customers who updated their Macs to the 10.8.3 release and Lotus Notes “disappeared”. Sure enough, the icon had gone, the app wasn’t showing in Launchpad, and Spotlight couldn’t find it.
A reinstall of Lotus Notes brought everything back, but the problem turned out to be the Apple Notes app (i.e. the note taking app). It looks like there’s a bit of crossover going on as you can either have one or the other, not both.
I haven’t had time to d [read] Keywords: lotus
Social Network exercising: a peleton of 1,108 online riders
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 11:12p Mike Burford In July and August this year I’m cycling 7,200km across Australia for a fundraiser. I only started road riding a year ago and like most people, don’t have the time during the week for long distance rides to build up my fitness. In my search for training options I came across the Sufferfest videos. These are intense, predominantly interval based workouts that you can download to your computer (or smartphone, tablet, etc) and use for indoor training. I have an iMac and a cycle [read] Keywords: community
I don’t know how regular bloggers do it!
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 8:26p Mike Burford I thought if I started off a blog whilst things were relatively quiet then I would be in the habit of keeping it up to date so it wouldn’t be too much of an effort when things got busy. I was wrong. I never seem to be able to find the time, or if I have got some time spare I try to use it to catch up on email, reading/learning, documentation, overdue stuff, or feeling guilty for not doing enough exercise! Yet here are all these people online who not only manage to produce informative [read] Keywords: email