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More Domino SSL woes – MD5 CSRs not accepted
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Don’t try to extract the private key from the Domino.kyr file
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 315
When using Apache in front of Domino you need the NE rewrite attribute
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Thank you to IBM just in the nick of time : SMTP TLS 1.0
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 260
Solving the SSL V3 / SHA-2 / TLS / MD5 / Poodle problem on Linux – Part 3 – Converting a Domino SSL certificate / Private Key to Apache
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 240
Please accept my apologies for the confusion – Dear IBM – this SHA-2 stuff is real – see below
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 174
More Domino SSL woes – MD5 CSRs not accepted
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 106
[Solved] Black screen on bootup for Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Bootcamp VM when using displaylink USB drivers
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Solved : Installing Lotus Notes 8.5.2 FP1 on Windows 7 64 bit
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Sean Cull
 
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Thank you to IBM just in the nick of time : SMTP TLS 1.0
Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 5:08p   Sean Cull
IBM has released fix packs to allow SMTP mail to be routed via TLS 1.0 rather than SSL V3 to eliminate the Poodle vulnerability. It is very straight forward to apply. The fix pack also covers HTTP traffic too so no more Apache Reverse Proxy servers unless you want them for other reasons. This is the 853 FP6 IF2 release – http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21663874 Interestingly today we had our first emails that were being rejected by recipients because of SSL V3 so this is [read] Keywords: domino ibm linux smtp
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When using Apache in front of Domino you need the NE rewrite attribute
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 3:11p   Sean Cull
Over the last week or so I have been moving to using an Apache server in front of my Domino servers. This has been working really well until I had a problem with Mark Leusink’s Auto Login’s module The code includes some code that calls a url constructed as /autoLogins_v113.nsf/rememberMe.xsp?to=/dev/preprodprojectlibrary.nsf The Apache rewrite engine returns this as /autoLogins_v113.nsf/rememberMe.xsp?to=%252Fdev%252Fpreprodprojectlibrary.nsf whereas Domino would normally return [read] Keywords: domino linux openntf server
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Solving the SSL V3 / SHA-2 / TLS / MD5 / Poodle problem on Linux – Part 3 – Converting a Domino SSL certificate / Private Key to Apache
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 2:11p   Sean Cull
Part 1 – What is the problem Part 2 – Installing a simple Linux Reverse Proxy on the same box ( 20 mins ) Part 3 – ( This Post ) Converting your Domino SSL Certificate to work with Apache (30 mins ) Note that the easiest option to install a verified SSL certificate into the Apache server is to buy a new one. However, if you have a copy of Windows XP handy you can convert your existing Domino SSL certificates to Apache certificates with the following scheme. Many thanks to D [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus application database linux password server
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Solving the Domino SSL V3 / SHA-2 / TLS / MD5 problem on Linux – Part 1
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 5:20p   Sean Cull
Part 1 – ( This post ) What is the problem Part 2 – Installing a simple Linux Reverse Proxy on the same box ( 20 mins ) Part 3 – Converting your Domino SSL Certificate to work with Apache (30 mins ) What is the problem ? There are a number of separate problems that can be solved ( from a Http perspective ) using the method set out here if you are running Domino on Linux SSL3 is currently vulnerable and Domino cannot use anything newer The Poodle exploit as detailed by Bill [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm google linux security server vm
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Solving the SSL V3 / SHA-2 / TLS / MD5 problem on Linux – Part 2
Sat, Oct 18th 2014 5:20p   Sean Cull
Part 1 – What is the problem Part 2 – ( This Post ) Installing a simple Linux Reverse Proxy on the same box ( 20 mins ) Part 3 – Converting your Domino SSL Certificate to work with Apache (30 mins ) The Fix This fix is to add an Apache Server in front of Domino where Domino is running on a Linux box. All of the web serving functionality will be handled by Apache. It should take about 20 minutes. Note at the end of this step you will be using a self signed SSL certificate. P [read] Keywords: domino notes quickr xpages linux server wiki
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Don’t try to extract the private key from the Domino.kyr file
Fri, Oct 17th 2014 4:57a   Sean Cull
I have been making some good progress with addressing the SSL issues by using an Apache Server in front of Domino and running on the same box – from a HTTP / HTTPS point f view it is actually pretty straight forward. One rub though is that I wanted to re-sue my existing SSL certs I think I could have done this using Windows XP ( no joke ) and Keyman to extract the private key from the Keyring as per this technical article from IBM How to export the private key from a Domino keyfile by usin [read] Keywords: domino ibm server
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More Domino SSL woes – MD5 CSRs not accepted
Mon, Oct 13th 2014 10:33a   Sean Cull
So we moved suppliers for SSL certificates after our last one stopped doing SHA-1. We settled on https://www.startssl.com as they were recommended and seem to have a good approach. Unfortunately they will not accept CSR requests using an MD5 checksum as it is not secure enough – what is the only option in Domino ? Apparently a number of better known SSL suppliers have adopted the same policy. There are workarounds using ikeyman if you have an XP machine to run it on. Not going to say an [read] Keywords: domino




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Please accept my apologies for the confusion – Dear IBM – this SHA-2 stuff is real – see below
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 4:40a   Sean Cull
I just received this from our usual SSL Certificate supplier. Another 2 hours wasted in help tickets – the 3rd time in 2 months that I have struggled to apply SSL certificates to Domino. In total confusion over SHA1 / 2 has caused me over 1.5 days of unbillable work over the last 2 months. IBM you might as well throw away all the work you did on XPages if you behave like this – your offering is only as strong as its weakest link. Vlad I. 22.9.2014. 11:16 AM Dear Sean, Please ac [read] Keywords: domino ibm xpages
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Nice things customers say
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 10:15a   Sean Cull
A nice way to end the week “Working with FoCul has provided a great partnership, improving the ABB processes and services whilst retaining the ability to customise our products at short notice to meet specific customer needs. The benefit has been a 30% efficiency saving, allowing ABB to deliver over £15M of studies more competitively.” http://www.prime-toolkit.com/demo [read] Keywords:
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SNTT – getting access to a Git derived nsf/ntf when you are not in the ACL
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 9:55a   Sean Cull
Sometimes when you pull down a git based Notes design you find that you cannot open the NSF that you have crated from the On Disk Project because you do not have access in the ACL. Open the folder structure of the ODP at file system level and use a text editor to change the line below. You then need to refresh the ODP via Package Explorer. Don’t forget to push this change back to Git or the next person will struggle too. [read] Keywords: acl notes ntf sntt
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Adding Jar and zip files to SourceTree Repositories
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 4:46a   Sean Cull
When we use JAR files such as DocX4J for exporting from XPages we need to store these within the git repositories so that the developer can add them to their /jvm/lib folder when building the XPage application. If the correct jars are not present the build fails. The files are stored in a /jar folder away from the /notes folder where the Noes design elements are. We also use a /documentation folder for user guides etc.. When you add these jar or zip files to the repo they do not appear in Source [read] Keywords: notes xpages application
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Reflections on Engage by Blug
Sat, Mar 22nd 2014 1:35p   Sean Cull
Engage – probably the best user group in the world I was very lucky to attend and speak at the fantastic Engage conference this week. I found it a truly uplifting experience.I have been full time in Notes / XPages for 14 years now but have only been able to get to LotusSphere / Connect once. These regional events are where I get my enthusiasm and ideas batteries recharged and come away with some great ideas about how to move forward with the ICS platform. The things that impressed me the m [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes xpages community openntf
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Draft Engage / BLUG Slides – Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 9:38a   Sean Cull
I am very honored to be speaking at the fantastic Engage User Group ( formerly known as BLUG ) this week. The session is called “Seeing the Wood for the Trees” and is about how I and my colleagues use Domino Designer, Git Source Control and some mostly Atlassian products to manage our help tickets, project management, release management and billing. The session is at 14:45 on Tuesday and is 50% slides / 50% live demo. As I have learnt to my cost before it is difficult to go into Sour [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes xpages
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Users losing authenticated access to XPage Apps when using SSO / LTPA Tokens [solved]
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 11:44a   Sean Cull
One of our keenest users at a customer site was getting very frustrated because they kept loosing edits to documents late on a morning. We checked our session time outs and our "Keep Alive" custom co [read] Keywords:
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A bit of Christmas Cheer
Sun, Dec 15th 2013 7:58a   Sean Cull
A couple of years ago my wife Jane got a bit bored ( with work - not me - I hope ) and decided to teach herself iOS programming. At the time I was a bit sceptical ( she was not an IT person ) but I [read] Keywords:
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A bit of Christmas Cheer
Sun, Dec 15th 2013 6:47a   Sean Cull
A couple of years ago my wife Jane got a bit bored ( with work – not me – I hope ) and decided to teach herself iOS programming. At the time I was a bit sceptical ( she was not an IT person ) but I am please to say that my scepticism was unfounded. Jane’s latest app is now out in the iTunes App Store. Its free so take a look and if you get the chance please give it a rating. It was a whole family affair. She stole ( literally ) my Mac, I provided cups of tea, she did the p [read] Keywords: lotus apple mac
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A nice bonus when using Source Control and Java
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 3:28a   Sean Cull
Being from a LotusScript background i really like being able to see all of the code from my script library in one long searchable block. I get very frustrated with Java script libraries when I know [read] Keywords: lotusscript script library java
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Computed Embedded Outlines not compatible with Domino Source Control
Thu, Dec 5th 2013 1:02p   Sean Cull
We are getting on really well with Source Control using GIT in Domino but there are a couple of niggles that waste a lot of time. One our standard design patterns uses a page with a computed outline [read] Keywords: domino
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GIT is coming together ( at last )
Thu, Nov 28th 2013 3:18p   Sean Cull
I have been on a mission for us to use GIT with our XPages and Notes work for about 10 months now. And it is just getting to the point where it is coming together nicely although it has been a LOT of [read] Keywords: notes xpages
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The GIT Command Line Rules ( but only on this occasion mind you )
Thu, Nov 28th 2013 3:03p   Sean Cull
We have been working on a big project for some time and were ready to merge our "develop branch" into our master branch - see a here for the model we are trying to use. We use SourceTree from Atlass [read] Keywords:
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GIT is coming together ( at last )
Thu, Nov 28th 2013 2:04p   Sean Cull
I have been on a mission for us to use GIT with our XPages and Notes work for about 10 months now. And it is just getting to the point where it is coming together nicely although it has been a LOT of hard work. We still have issues like the previous post but it is working well. The latest step change was integrating our GIT repository ( bitbucket.org ) with JIRA which is the ticket system / agile board that we use. Referencing a JIRA ticket in the GIT commit messages now shows the specific [read] Keywords: lotus notes xpages application planetlotus planetlotus.org wiki
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Thanks Mr ElgorT
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 11:39a   Sean Cull
Thanks Bruce I started developing with Lotus Notes back in 1994. I didn't know another Notes developer, actually I didn't know any developers at all. I taught myself Notes development by talkin [read] Keywords: lotus notes development
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ICON UK Draft Presentation - Source Control Case Study
Fri, Aug 30th 2013 1:42a   Sean Cull
Andrew, David and I are doing a talk at ICON UK on how we use Source Control with XPages and Notes more generally - 10:30 on Monday I have attached the slides below for anyone that is thinking of com [read] Keywords: notes xpages
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User experiences LotusScript error except when in Debug Mode <solved>
Fri, Aug 2nd 2013 12:20p   Sean Cull
A user gets a Lotusscript error along the lines of "Not a sub or function name xxxxxxxxx" but when they are in dubug mode the code runs fine. The solution was to right click on the workspace and comp [read] Keywords: lotusscript workspace
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follow up on Gmail refuses to accept emails from Domino if doc.principal exists
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 2:29p   Sean Cull
Thanks to everyone for the feedback on my previous post. I implemented the SMTP debug trapping suggested by Richard but the results are not what I expected. The issue is NOT two "from lines" in the h [read] Keywords: domino smtp
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Gmail refuses to accept emails from Domino if doc.principal exists
Sun, Jun 30th 2013 7:50a   Sean Cull
I have been struggling to get an automated user registration process to send mail to GMail users. The server simply return the following message Router: Transferring mail to domain GMAIL.COM (host g [read] Keywords: domino server
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Adding dictionaries to IBM Notes 851 + using the widget catalog
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 12:55p   Sean Cull
I helped a customer to install some extra dictionaries today. It should be straight forward and is actually not too bad once you get it working ( Irish logic there ). The recommended method for Notes [read] Keywords: ibm notes widget
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Markdown Wikis and GIT - almost genius but still lacking
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 12:57a   Sean Cull
I have been working away trying to develop some best practices for for source control with XPages using GIT - I will publish it all and invite comments soon. I had a real "a ha" moment yesterday whe [read] Keywords: xpages
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Getting the XPage Extension Library name pickers to show more than 50 names
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 7:17p   Sean Cull
The Extension Library name pickers are really nice, especially when used to choose multiple people. Out of the box they have a limitation in that they will only show 50 names. You can find people us [read] Keywords:
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New OpenNTF Project - Mail Delay Agent
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 2:41p   Sean Cull
Andrew Champion and I have just posted a new OpenNTF project called rather boringly Mail Delay Agent It tries to solve the problem where people click on a doclink on and go to a different server befo [read] Keywords: agent openntf server
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The free ( as in beer ) virtual machine you didn’t know you had
Sat, Mar 16th 2013 9:06a   Sean Cull
I use virtual machines a lot for testing. Under the MS licensing terms you need a licence for each guest OS ( unless you have an enterprise agreement in which case you get 4 for free ). I love VMWar [read] Keywords: enterprise
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Recruiting for an XPage / Web / Notes Developer
Tue, Mar 12th 2013 4:08a   Sean Cull
We are recruiting for an capable, enthusiastic Developer with proven XPage and Java skills. The job is based in the UK with the option of Home Working. The role is a broad one which includes interf [read] Keywords: notes java
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If you want to use Google Maps in internal apps / intranets you need to pay ( a lot )
Mon, Mar 11th 2013 4:22a   Sean Cull
Just a word of warning. I wanted to use the Google Maps API to display customer locations on a small CRM. I filled in the form on the Google site asking for details ( they do not appear to publish p [read] Keywords: google
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Voyager Legend UC is a significant improvement on the Voyager Pro UC
Sun, Mar 3rd 2013 4:01p   Sean Cull
Volker's Post reminded me that I had been meaning to write about the Voyager Legend. I got a Voyager Pro UC about 3 months ago to use a s a single unified device for PC and mobile. The idea was to [read] Keywords: mobile
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SNTT : Adding a redirect message to a HTTPS login when the url is changing
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 1:01p   Sean Cull
If there is a better way to do this then please tell me :-) iNotes users have previously logged into a Domino server called inotes.acme.com. They always used HTTPS. The new domian for the server is [read] Keywords: domino inotes sntt server
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Review - Samsung Note 10.1 tablet - fantastic for taking notes
Sat, Dec 22nd 2012 8:11a   Sean Cull
I have wanted a tablet PC for years, in fact the strap line for this blog talks about living with a tablet PC. The problem is that it never really worked for me. I would inevitably need to use my tablet laptop for both doing a demonstration or taking notes. I gave up on the tablet PC and decided to wait until I could have a device that was additional to my laptop, The iPad came along but without a proper pen - as in a pen based on a digitiser - it didn't do what I wanted. It was great as a cons [read] Keywords: notes laptop mobile office taking notes
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Connect 2013 Podcasts
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 6:16a   Sean Cull
I have a dirty secret With the lack of Lotus podcasts I have begun to listen to Share Point community podcasts - there I said it, its off my chest now - they say daylight is the best disinfectant. [read] Keywords: lotus community
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Connect 2013 Podcasts
Sat, Dec 15th 2012 3:19a   Sean Cull
I have a dirty secret With the lack of ICS / Lotus community podcasts I have begun to listen to SharePoint community podcasts – there I said it, its off my chest now – they say daylight is the best disinfectant. And I actually really like them. This one is a crowd of MS MVPs ( a bit like IBM Champions ) reflecting on the state of SharePoint in a studio set aside for them by Microsoft at their equivalent of Connect. The podcast is vibrant, positive but also realistic – peop [read] Keywords: ibm lotus applications archive community development microsoft podcast server sharepoint
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SNTT / Notesin9 - Installing Domino 8.5.3 UP1 FP3 on CentOS / RHEL 6.3 64 bit
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 2:20a   Sean Cull
I have just finished recording a video on Installing a Domino Sandbox on Linux for David Leedy at Notes in 9. The video should be posted in the next week or so. I have pitched it at developers with [read] Keywords: domino notes sntt centos linux
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SNTT / Notesin9 – Installing Domino 8.5.3 UP1 FP3 on CentOS / RHEL 6.3 64 bit
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 1:00a   Sean Cull
I have just finished recording a video on Installing a Domino Sandbox on Linux for David Leedy at Notes in 9. Update : David has now posted the video The video should be posted in the next week or so. I have pitched it at developers with no experience of Linux and perhaps not much experience on Domino installs. I would normally recommend Red Hat Enterprise Linux but on this occasion I used CentOS because I wanted to provide the easiest possible path to a developer wanting to deploy a Domi [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus notes sntt application applications centos enterprise linux mac network password planetlotus planetlotus.org red hat security server smtp twitter
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[solved’ish] @getprofilefield not working in embedded outline computed backgrounds
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 8:10a   Sean Cull
Just a quick one for anyone getting an ECL / Notes Execution Alert from -No Signature- on -not known- with the action GetProfileField This can come from using @getprofilefield for a "hide when" - wh [read] Keywords: notes
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[solved’ish] @getprofilefield not working in embedded outline computed backgrounds
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 6:37a   Sean Cull
Just a quick one for anyone getting an ECL / Notes Execution Alert from -No Signature- on -not known- with the action GetProfileField This can come from using @getprofilefield for a “hide when” – which IBM has no plans to fix – http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21247497 or, as has taken me a while to discover, if you use profile fields to set the background colour on outlines which IBM may fix – http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO [read] Keywords: dblookup dxl ibm lotus notes profile
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[Solved] Black screen on bootup for Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Bootcamp VM when using displaylink USB drivers
Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 3:36p   Sean Cull
This is a quick post to hopefully remind me of how I fixed this problem once I forget, Background We are moving to using Bootcamp on our Macs so as to get the full power of the Mac for the Domino D [read] Keywords: domino mac vm vmware
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[Solved] Black screen on bootup for Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Bootcamp VM when using displaylink USB drivers
Thu, Nov 22nd 2012 1:51p   Sean Cull
This is a quick post to hopefully remind me of how I fixed this problem once I forget, Background We are moving to using Bootcamp on our Macs so as to get the full power of the Mac for the Domino Designer client, it makes a big difference but I will post more on that later. On the Mac I use a Displaylink USB adapter to power one monitor while the other is plugged directly into the Mac – why Mac haven’t sussed sub 27″ multi-monitor working baffles me but hey, I’m only [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes apple mac vm vmware
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A Fresh Insight from a User Group
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 3:22a   Sean Cull
Almost all of the people reading this love their User Groups. For us it is a chance to meet old friends and reaffirm our belief in the products that we build our work around. I was at the fantastic [read] Keywords:
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A Fresh Insight from a User Group
Fri, Sep 7th 2012 2:00a   Sean Cull
Almost all of the people reading this love their User Groups. For us it is a chance to meet old friends and reaffirm our belief in the products that we build our work around. I was at the fantastic UKLUG this week but this time it was a different experience for me. I was lucky enough to be there with a new colleague from outside the ICS community who will be joining our company in November. Although Jane has been a very IT literate Lotus Notes user for 15 years she is a “Line of Busin [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes community linkedin
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Book Review - XPages Extension Library - 4/5
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 2:42a   Sean Cull
I was recently given a copy of the latest XPage book to review and I have found it a very worthwhile read in many ways but also a bit frustrating. The book was written by some of the best experts [read] Keywords: xpages
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Book Review – XPages Extension Library – 4/5
Thu, Jun 28th 2012 2:00a   Sean Cull
I was recently given a copy of the latest XPage book to review and I have found it a very worthwhile read in many ways but also a bit frustrating. The book was written by some of the best experts in the XPages community, talented developers that use XPages day in and day out and people who regularly present at the User Groups and Lotusphere. They are also people that are also particularly generous with sharing their knowledge within the community via blogs and wikis. One of the key benefits o [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere notes policies xpages applications best practice community mobile properties
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SSL Certificate installation errors - copy the key from the email source
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 1:16p   Sean Cull
I have been pulling my hair out trying to get a SSL certificate installed on a Domino server. It's something I have done a few times but this time I was stumped. What was different was that this S [read] Keywords: domino email server
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SSL Certificate installation errors – copy the key from the email source
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 1:05p   Sean Cull
I have been pulling my hair out trying to get a Globalsign / 123reg SSL certificate installed on a Domino server. It’s something I have done a few times but this time I was stumped. What was different was that this SSL provider emails the certificates as plain text which you can then paste into the dialog in the Server Certificate Admin application. In the past I have always either downloaded certificate files or copied the text from a web portal. I realised what was going wrong when [read] Keywords: admin domino lotus notes application email google server
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Can you help with a Show and Tell session abstract for UKLUG ?
Wed, Jun 20th 2012 7:29a   Sean Cull
I would dearly love to submit an abstract for a "Show and Tell" session for the management track at UKLUG in September - something to show managers how Notes / XPages can add value to the bottom lin [read] Keywords: notes show and tell xpages
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Hello World Download for the Mobile Controls Extension
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 8:13a   Sean Cull
There are some good tutorials for the new Mobile Controls in UP1 / Extension library but none of them have a complete download. This is a simple NSF which is based on the tutorial from the wiki and t [read] Keywords: mobile wiki
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Encrypting documents in XPiNC
Tue, May 15th 2012 10:59a   Sean Cull
One of the nice things that sets XPiNC ( XPages in the Notes Client ) apart from XPages in the browser is the ability to encrypt documents using the native Notes encryption mechanisms. I've just b [read] Keywords: notes notes client xpages
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In Defence of XPiNC
Sun, Apr 29th 2012 4:28p   Sean Cull
This week someone expressed their admiration at how I have persevered with XPiNC - it actually made me wonder about the messages I have been sending out. Anyone who follows my Blog knows that I am p [read] Keywords:
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Quick Reminder - IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting - Take Your Social Business to the Cloud with IBM Sametime and IBM Connections
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 12:13a   Sean Cull
Register Here IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Meeting - Take Your Social Business to the Cloud with IBM Sametime and IBM Connections Date: Mar 27, 2012 Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Eastern Tim [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm sametime community
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Andrews Presentation at BLUG
Wed, Mar 21st 2012 4:52a   Sean Cull
My colleague Andrew Champion is doing a presentation at BLUG on Friday about his journey from being a Notes Developer to being and XPage developer. I am helping out but it is very much about Andrews [read] Keywords: notes
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My BLUG presentation in advance and a request for your help
Tue, Mar 20th 2012 1:35a   Sean Cull
I am presenting about "The Benefits of XPages" at "BLUG on Thursday. I am just coming to the end of a big XPages project ( 1,000 man hours ) with ABB Global Consulting and they have been good enou [read] Keywords: xpages consulting
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Making contacts in your Notes CRM database available as a directory
Thu, Mar 1st 2012 3:12p   Sean Cull
Just a very quick post to show how you can take contact records in any Notes database and make them available to users in the "To" mail dialogue. Integrating custom applications in this way is not v [read] Keywords: notes applications database
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Heads up : Cannot Use XPINC with Enforce Consistent ACL in 852
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 9:12a   Sean Cull
Just a quick heads up over something that has wasted the best part of a day between us and our customer - oh and IBM who do their IT. You cannot use XPINC in 852 ( it is fixed in 853 ) if the ACL ha [read] Keywords: acl ibm
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Heads up for upgraders : 8.5.3 cannot support > 1 rich text editor per xpage if the image upload feature is used.
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 1:07p   Sean Cull
Just a quick heads up. 8.5.3 ( XPINC and Domino ) cannot support more than 1 rich text editor per Xpage if the image upload feature is used. This will break apps that work in 8.5.2 including the T [read] Keywords: domino rich text rich-text
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Creating a Clone in Domino Designer from GIT
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 4:12p   Sean Cull
Here is a very quick and rough screencast of creating a clone in GIT. The screencast has audio. Apologies for the size, I was trying to get the drop down menus in. If you have some knowledge of sour [read] Keywords: domino
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Setting up GIT ( or Hg ? ) for Domino Designer - a collaborative project
Sun, Feb 12th 2012 8:08a   Sean Cull
I have been working through some community materials trying to set up GIT and although the basics are working there is a lot of detail that I am struggling with before GIT is actually a value adding [read] Keywords: domino community
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Please don’t be shy at Lotusphere
Sat, Jan 14th 2012 9:23a   Sean Cull
Can I ask all of you who are lucky enough to be at Lotusphere one favour ? Please don't be shy. We are all customers of IBM, we pay them hard earned money so that we can use their products and ser [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere
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Configurable low overhead scheme for date dependent colour coding in views
Sat, Dec 24th 2011 5:12a   Sean Cull
It is useful to have colour coding of target dates in views but in traditional Notes applications ( as opposed to XPages ) this carries a big overhead if you do the date calculation in the actual col [read] Keywords: notes xpages applications
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Configurable low overhead scheme for date dependent colour coding in views
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 2:39p   Sean Cull
It is useful to have colour coding of target dates in views but in traditional Notes applications ( as opposed to XPages ) this caries a big overhead if you do the date calculation in the actual colu [read] Keywords: notes xpages applications
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So how do you open an xpage in a different database in XPINC ?
Mon, Dec 19th 2011 6:25p   Sean Cull
I have spent a large chunk of the weekend and tonight trying to make a suite of XPages application work in both XPINC and the browser. I'm still confused . How it works when everything is i [read] Keywords: xpages application database
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I am very honoured to be an IBM Champion
Wed, Dec 14th 2011 3:46p   Sean Cull
Warning, long and rambling post ahead. Its been almost a week now since IBM made me an IBM Champion for IBM Collaborative Solutions and it is just beginning to sink in. It is a fantastic honor and I [read] Keywords: ibm
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What advice would you give a MAC newbie ?
Fri, Nov 25th 2011 11:03a   Sean Cull
Having mulled over a new laptop for a very long time I am now the proud owner of a MBP. When I got new Windows Laptops I always imaged them so that I could roll back to a clean machine easily. I a [read] Keywords: laptop mac
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New IBM supported XPages Extension Framework Deployment Database
Sun, Oct 16th 2011 4:47a   Sean Cull
It has turned out to be one of those frustrating weekends where servers simply do very odd things ( no css but just on ios devices and on 2 x 853 servers - weird - solved by a full rebuild of the serv [read] Keywords: ibm xpages css database
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Is your VMWare Workstation network really slow <solved> ?
Sat, Oct 15th 2011 12:13p   Sean Cull
My VMware desktop system has almost ground to a halt, replicating a 40MB database tot he virtual server was taking 1.5 hours. I came across this post ( item 30 ) and now it takes seconds, basically [read] Keywords: database desktop network server vmware
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Apache XPages Survey Applications
Fri, Oct 14th 2011 5:41p   Sean Cull
At FoCul we have been doing quite a bit of XPages work, The biggest single enabler for us has been the generosity of the Lotus community in posting Blogs, Open Source Projects and tutorials - we simpl [read] Keywords: lotus xpages applications community
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Our latest XPage project
Mon, Oct 3rd 2011 1:21a   Sean Cull
Some of you may have seen me present on the ABB Risk Based Inspection System that FoCul have developed and maintained for ABB over the 10 years. It has been fantastically successful and has contribute [read] Keywords:
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7 Steps to making the new XPages Wiki simpler ( about an hour )
Thu, Sep 15th 2011 12:26p   Sean Cull
The "new" XPages wiki on Openntf ( known as the Xpage Documentation Wiki ) has some useful improvements over the older version but the tailoring for its use in the IBM product Wikis has also more complicated. This is a very quick article showing how it can be simplified so that it is easier to use for general projects etc.. The end result Step 1 - Hide the media gallery if you don't want it [read] Keywords: ibm xpages openntf wiki
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SNTT : Pulling Notes data into Excel via http / XML
Mon, Sep 5th 2011 5:20p   Sean Cull
Just a very quick tip to show how you can dynamically pull your latest Notes / Domino data into an Excel Spreadsheet. Note that this method will only work for domino applications which do not require authentication Basic Idea In Excel go to Data and click on the Data and then "From Web" options Next paste in the URL of your Domino XML feed ( more on that later ) Accept all of the options and your data will be added in a nicely formatted table. The table is also given a name so that when you re [read] Keywords: domino notes sntt applications xml
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Thank you to Tim Tripcony and the XCast and how XPages is going for me
Sun, Aug 14th 2011 3:16p   Sean Cull
During a recent XCast podcast Tim Tripcony said some very powerful stuff about how in the Lotus ( or whatever we are called ) community we all benefit from each others contributions via blogs, forums, [read] Keywords: lotus xpages community podcast
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Active Directory / Domino Authentication - easy but not easy enough
Sun, Aug 14th 2011 5:51a   Sean Cull
I have been working on a scheme to use Active Directory LDAP authentication for an XPages App. I posted about my early experiences with it here - everything seemed very promising but actually putting [read] Keywords: domino xpages
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Be thankful for Notes / Domino backward compatibility
Sat, Jun 18th 2011 2:04a   Sean Cull
At one point about 6 years ago we had looked at developing part of the business around using opensource systems like Joomla for collaborative applications ( the push being a frustration with IBM li [read] Keywords: domino ibm notes applications
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IBM’s XPages App Server Dilemma - a faster horse, a cash cow or a compelling new concept ?
Tue, May 31st 2011 1:14a   Sean Cull
"If I asked my customers what they wanted they would have said a faster horse" - Henry Ford Introduction I try to keep opinion out of this blog and stick to techie stuff but Ed Brill has tweeted e [read] Keywords: ibm xpages server
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Visit us at LCTY or complete our web survey for the chance to win an iPad 2
Tue, Apr 12th 2011 12:57a   Sean Cull
I've been working flat out to get ready for LCTY at Warrington. Come by our booth ( FoCul Ltd ) to say hello and enter our prize draw for an iPad 2. If you can't make the event then you can enter vi [read] Keywords:
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XPages Web Survey Tool
Wed, Mar 23rd 2011 11:23a   Sean Cull
We have been working on a new XPages web survey product. There will be three versions. A Full version, a "Lite" version and an open source version which we will release via Open NTF under the Apache [read] Keywords: ntf xpages
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SNTT : Using Active Directory to authenticate web users
Thu, Mar 10th 2011 4:34p   Sean Cull
Introduction This article describes how you can use Active Directory via LDAP and Directory Assistance to authenticate your web users. This is particularly useful in our case where we have an XPages based application running in on a black boxed appliance in a MS shop. The example uses a Windows Server 2008 R2 for AD and Domino 8.5.2 running on Linux. The scheme is simple enough but I struggled to piece the bits together so I thought a write up would be useful. Useful tools I found that the Apach [read] Keywords: domino sntt xpages application linux server
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Solved : Installing Lotus Notes 8.5.2 FP1 on Windows 7 64 bit
Sun, Jan 23rd 2011 3:15p   Sean Cull
I rebuilt my PC with Windows 7 64 Bit this weekend but couldn't get 8.5.2 FP1 to install on W7 64 bit and it took me a while to come across the fix. See technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes
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IBM is listening
Mon, Dec 13th 2010 12:17p   Sean Cull
At an impromptu event at ILUG2010 inspired by the Lego story Mary Beth invented the idea of a "Listen Cast" - a means for IBM to listen to what the community would like to see in 2011. The Listen Ca [read] Keywords: ibm community
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Concerns about the speed of Xpages in the client ( XPiNC) - please comment.
Thu, Nov 25th 2010 2:39a   Sean Cull
Please bear with me on this, it is a long post but I feel it is very important, probably the most important issue on my radar at the moment. Introduction As anyone who reads my Blog will know I am a huge fan of XPages. One of the most exciting things about it is the promise of designing only once for the Web and the Client. XPages in the Browser is definitely fast enough to use today but I have been struggling with the speed of XPages in the client to the point where I have not been able to reco [read] Keywords: xpages
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Speaking at ILUG 2010
Mon, Nov 8th 2010 5:27a   Sean Cull
I am very pleased to be speaking at ILUG 2010 in Belfast next week, I will be presenting a case study on a project that I have been working on with ABB for the last 8 years. I think that it is an e [read] Keywords: ilug
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Chuffed to bits - our first XPage product goes live
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 9:15p   Sean Cull
I started FoCul way back in 2000. At the time I was an experienced Industrial Engineer with a passion for process improvement and who thought he knew about IT and Lotus Notes in particular ( Donald R [read] Keywords: lotus notes
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Thank you to everyone how contributed to and sponsored the LTAP 2010 event
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 5:27p   Sean Cull
Can I just say thank you to everyone who contributed to the LTAP 2010 conference. My actual user experience was mixed due to my own connectivity problems and the site itself but that does not take awa [read] Keywords:
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SNTT : Adding embedded Video to the Openntf Domino Wiki Template
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 5:27p   Sean Cull
I use the Domino Wiki template from OpenNTF for most of the projects that I work on. It has its quirks but it is none the less very useful. We are launching a new XPages product and I wanted the rel [read] Keywords: domino sntt xpages openntf wiki
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Eliminating debugging messages on Traveler 852 for Symbian
Wed, Oct 6th 2010 6:27p   Sean Cull
If you are getting debugging messages on your Nokia device after installing Traveler 852 then you will want to download a newer version of traveler 852 which was released on the 19th September. This [read] Keywords: traveler
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SNTT : Modifying an Xpage resource file via DXL without a temporary file
Wed, Sep 22nd 2010 8:26p   Sean Cull
In Xpages resource files can be used to store settings. This is a great way of increasing the configurability of your application ( labels, keyword choices etc ) without having to carry the overhead [read] Keywords: dxl sntt xpages application
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Spam Articles - is this IBMs latest strategy for documenting XPages
Mon, Sep 6th 2010 5:27p   Sean Cull
Everyone is agreed that IBM needs to do more with Xpages documentation but I was a bit surprised when I saw these links in an IBM edited wiki article. The links are to a site which promotes arti [read] Keywords: ibm xpages wiki
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852 XPages runtime engine faced an OutOfMemoryError on EC2
Thu, Aug 26th 2010 7:54p   Sean Cull
Ever since I upgraded my EC2 Ubuntu 8.04 instance to 852 I have been having daily crashes due to Outofmemory Errors. 08.26.2010 23:19:48 HTTP JVM: 08.26.2010 23:19:48 HTTP JVM: The XPages run [read] Keywords: xpages ubuntu
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Domino 852 - make sure that you test your Xpage applications first
Wed, Aug 25th 2010 6:39a   Sean Cull
Just a quick tip for any other "traditional notes client developers". With traditional Notes applications it has been very very rare that an upgrade has caused problems with functionality, I have only [read] Keywords: domino notes notes client applications
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This blog is now running on 8.5.2 on Amazon EC2, S3 Firefox Organiser was useful
Tue, Aug 24th 2010 6:33a   Sean Cull
Now running on 852, the whole upgrade took 5 or 6 minutes, in fact the hardest part was getting the install files to the server. I used Amazon S3 storage and the wget command from Linux. One usefu [read] Keywords: firefox linux server
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Xpages and why my tendency to Gold Plate has got harder to manage.
Mon, Jul 26th 2010 5:06p   Sean Cull
When we are working on a new application we often talk about bronze, silver and gold plating. I have a tendency to want to make things too good when in fact the customer is no better off for my effo [read] Keywords: xpages application




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