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Warning for IBM Connections admins – change that Plugin keyfile password!
   

If you are running IBM Connections and have configured your SSL connect between the HTTP Server and WAS by importing the WAS SSL certificate into the Plugin keyfile (versus creating your own keyfile) and haven’t changed the default password, go do so now!

As this IBM technote states, the default password expires on April 26th, 2012:Abstract

The password to the plugin-key.kdb file that is shipped with WebSphere Application Server expires on April 26, 2012 US EDT. On distributed this file is placed in the [Plugin_Home]/config/{webservername} directory when a web server plug-in is configured on an installed web server.

CVE-2012-2162

If you are using the WebSphere Key and Certificate Management generated plug-in key store you are NOT affected. If, however, you are using the key store installed by default with the Web Server Plug-in for WebSphere Application Server and you have NEVER changed the key store’s password, then you must change the plug-in key store’s password, which removes the pending password expiration, to avoid a security exposure. Generally, as a best practice, IBM recommends you always change passwords from the default value to enhance the security of your system.

In reference to this specific security exposure concern, a majority of users do not reference the affected file at runtime and therefore are not impacted. However, a small minority of users must take action and use certificate management tools to remove the password expiration prior to April 26, 2012 to avoid experiencing this issue.

All the instructions for fixing this issue are contained in the technote, so take a read and make sure you’ve got this covered.

For the record, my advice when configuring a new Connections environment is to create a new keyfile with your own password, create a self-signed certificate or request a certified one from Verisign etc, then to import the certificates into WAS.  This is all detailed in the presentation that Rob Wunderlich and I gave at Lotusphere 2011.



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POODLE in the repeat
Thu, Dec 18th 2014 2:00p   Stuart McIntyre
POODLE in the repeat Lately we have heard a lot of POODLE I have already blogged about it twice here and here at ibmconnections.com. But there is much more to tell about it so that the reason I am creating this article. Nowadays when we talk about POODLE we have to specify which one (to make things easier ). Nowadays ... The post POODLE in the repeat appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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BBC: New social network aimed at improving education (IBM Connections)
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 3:50a   Stuart McIntyre
This is terrific – a BBC Click article discussing how IBM is help local education institutions to evaluate the use of social platforms and analytics to assist students to learn: IT company IBM and Brockenhurst College in the UK have created a private social network to help give staff a better understanding of their students and tailor lessons to them. Students ... The post BBC: New social network aimed at improving education (IBM Connections) appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm network
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The Oatmeal: My email is a monster
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 4:10a   Stuart McIntyre
The Oatmeal nails it… You need to read the whole cartoon… Author informationStuart McIntyreStuart McIntyre is an independent Social Business Strategist at Social 365, a consultancy based in the UK operating worldwide. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. | Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | [read] Keywords: connections email facebook linkedin twitter
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Establishing and maintaining a social identity: four to follow, four to avoid!
Thu, Dec 4th 2014 12:05a   Stuart McIntyre
Here are my four standards for creating and maintaining a positive identity or brand online… Be yourself. Be original. Be authentic. Demonstrate integrity. That’s not in any way meant to suggest that I get it right all the time – I realise my weaknesses and mistakes. However I do have this list on the wall in my office and regularly glance at it to evaluate if I’m holding true to my values. Here are four opposing behaviours that I consider to break my standards a [read] Keywords: connections facebook linkedin office twitter
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POODLE fixed within IBM Connections
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 3:10p   Stuart McIntyre
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Tue, Nov 18th 2014 2:43a   Stuart McIntyre
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IBM FileNet (CCM) and soccnx
Fri, Nov 14th 2014 3:00p   Stuart McIntyre
Last 2 days (13 & 14 November) the most important User Group for the IBM Connections world has been held in Stockholm in Sweden called “Social Connections”. I attended this event and it was a perfectly organized event once again ! On this event I meet several people who have asked me the following question, Can I easily change the ... The post IBM FileNet (CCM) and soccnx appeared first on IBM Connections. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Part 3: Stop sending me attachments, but how?
Mon, Nov 10th 2014 4:30a   Stuart McIntyre
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Stop sending me attachments!! Part 2: the analysis…
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 2:00a   Stuart McIntyre
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Stop sending me attachments!!
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 3:59p   Stuart McIntyre
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