I have made some progress on my LTPA issue - with many thanks going to the people who have assisted me which proved that I hadn't totally lost the plot :
First issues were around the nodes not synchronising properly
Resolved by disabling Synchronize changes with Nodes in the Console preferences, restarting the WAS server and then re-enabling it. Fixed the issue on both the Connections and Portal servers.
The main issue around the LTPA not working was due to a rogue escape character showing in the Connections security settings in the GUI.
The Portal DMGR security was showing the realm as my.hostname.com:389 but the Connections one was showing the my.hostname.com:389 with the escape character of
although the LTPA keys for both were the same showing the - my.hostname.com:389 - which is correct, it being in the Connections config was causing the issue. Worryingly there were no realm miss match errors at this point.
I have removed the from the Connections config, fully resynchronised the nodes,
When I start Connections up now - SSO works from Portal to Connections and Connections to Portal which is great.
Although I have now started to see realm miss matches in the Connections logs due to removing the from the config. Connections although is working exactly as expected,
[02/03/11 07:41:00:842 GMT] 0000009c J2EEContext E ASYN9999E: Unexpected Exception Occurred: com.ibm.websphere.asynchbeans.SerialDeserialException: Exception while deserializing a saved service. Service=security. Unable to deserialize the Subjects in this Context, cause: the realms do not match at com.ibm.ws.asynchbeans.J2EEContext.setSavedServicesFromBytes(J2EEContext.java:1914) ............. Caused by: java.io.IOException: Unable to deserialize the Subjects in this Context, cause: the realms do not match at com.ibm.ws.security.context.ContextImpl.readObject(ContextImpl.java:1042)
Now my only issue is to resolve this realm miss match issue.
I am sure if I re-built the box I would remove this error, but you would like to think that there was some way to fix it ??
Do you monitor your Connections environment?
Tue, Sep 23rd 2014 8:11a Sharon Bellamy After being to a few user groups lately and seeing all the great monitoring tools for Domino I am interested in what people use to monitor connections.
The WebSphere piece of connections can put a lot of people off and I am wondering if something was available would you use it?
If you do monitor, what do you use
If something was available with a *dashboard* would you use it?
What features would you like in a monitoring app
Would you be interested in something bundled in Nagios etc
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MWLUG here I come
Fri, Aug 22nd 2014 4:10p Sharon Bellamy I have been a bit quiet on the blog lately. I have been a little busy both work wise and home wise what with making costumes and building armour (more of that in another post) but this weekend I fly out to my very first MWLUG.
I am really looking forward to it after hearing so many great things about it. I will be speaking on the thursday morning, but am arriving on sunday the 24th so will get to spend a few days seeing the sites and working from the hotel room.
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dandering for dosh -the story so far
Wed, Jun 4th 2014 6:14a Sharon Bellamy We are just about to start dandering for dosh day 3 & so far despite a few injuries (mainly to me), some very rough terrain and much scorching of the sun – we all appear to be enjoying it
Day 2 mostly involved us being mountain goats, although we did get an hour on the beach on the fabulous Warren & kitty ‘ s inflatable sofas.
Loving the dander so far – more news and pictures to follow ;).
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Registration for ICONUK now open
Thu, May 1st 2014 6:12a Sharon Bellamy Registration for Icon UK is now open
Head over to the registration page and sign up early as placed are limited.
If you would like to speak please submit your abstracts before 30th June. There are four tracks this year, Management/Strategy, Development, Admin and Open Source. If you are interested in sponsoring please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am all resisted and really looking forward to the event – see you there
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Please sponsor us Dandering for Dosh
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 6:12a Sharon Bellamy The Cube Soft team (Nathan and I) have joined with some other fantastic members of the ICS (Lotus) Community and are joining this years Dander for Dosh.
10 Geeks, 100 Miles, 5 days – what could possibly go wrong
In previous years a group of community members have raised money for worthy causes with a sponsored walk across some of the British Isles most beautiful country side.
This years walk is the Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path (Edge of Wales Walk) 85 miles in five days, and as our coordinato [read] Keywords: lotus
Fun and games with Commuity wigets
Thu, Apr 24th 2014 6:11a Sharon Bellamy Last night we managed to close a PMR that had been open for a few weeks on a strange issue with Community Widgets.
After remapping the connections admin user everything worked exactly as expected except for 2 tiny issues – Adding the blogs and surveys widgets inside a community thew a nasty error.
Thanks to Justin Cornell in IBM support we managed to get to the bottom of the issue by remapping the widgets admin user even though it was mapped correctly.
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Help shape connections search
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 1:11p Sharon Bellamy If you are interested in helping IBM shape the search application inside Connections there is a survey that you can participate in.
This is a short survey to better understand attitudes and behaviours around search and how users – well – use it
You can find the search survey here
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Odd issue with Connections Mail
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 6:10a Sharon Bellamy I have been looking to implement Connections mail for a while for one of my customers, after finally sorting out some SSO issues we had been seeing I was ready to deploy into their DEV/TEST environment. No problem I thought – Connections mail is a very simple install a couple of config files and a quick wsadmin command to get the help to work.
Once I had deployed I was seeing the strangest issues -
Contact your system administrator:
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Speaking at Engage
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 11:10a Sharon Bellamy I will be speaking at Engage by BLUG in March – a big thank you to Theo and the team for the opportunity
On Monday the 17th of March I will be Christoph Stoettener’s assistant again in delivering – Adm04. Practical Solutions for Connections Administrators – Tips and Scripts for Your Daily Business – 14:45 – 15:30, room: B
On Tuesday the 18th of March I will be speaking with my friend and college Mr Tim Clark – Adm08. Collaboration Stack – Lessons L [read] Keywords: collaboration
so I DID make it to Connect
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 3:10p Sharon Bellamy So thanks to some very good fortune and help from an old and awesome friend I was able to make the Connect conference in Orlando last week.
I will post my full round up later in the week – but the highlights
SPEAKING for the first time with my good friend Christoph Stoettner I am not ashamed to say I was extremely nervous about speaking at Connect for the first time, but if I have the opportunity to do so again I will grab it with both hands
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