DomainPatrol Social 11 introducing user roles and IBM Connections 5.5 CR2

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  • User Roles

  • IBM Connections 5.5 CR2


We are almost at the end of 2016 and we look back on a very positive year here at Infoware. 4 releases of DomainPatrol Social so far and we are not done yet. More to come before 2016 is over.

Let us present DomainPatrol Social 11 with support for IBM Connections 5.5 CR2 were we also introduce user roles! We have added 10 configurable user roles, making it possible to give limited access to DomainPatrol Social (with a configurable subset of functions available for each custom user role)

A common request we hear from our customers is that you want to be able to have different kinds of users roles in DomainPatrol Social. To create a custom user, with access to specific functions of your choice. For example you can create the role Community Manger and give him or her access to only the functions needed for that role. Or you can create any other role you might need.

So contact us today if you want a free trial of the administration tool DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections. The unique solution for a flexible IBM Connections environment which makes content movable and solves complex user issues.

 



Preview next release due before the end of 2016


Reports – see what you have in your IBM Connections environment. Find unused content and get statistics
Roles – further improvements of the function
Community Templates – further improvements of the function

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DomainPatrol Social 10 – beyond Merge Communities

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DomainPatrol Social for IBM Connections is all about content and people. An application packed with intelligent functions shaping IBM Connections to maximum performance. We help our customers every day with communities that needs merging, files that needs moving, profiles that needs merging and not to forget our rising star Manage Access Control where you can copy one user's access rights to another one.

The newly released DomainPatrol Social 9 with Community Templates received great praise by our customers. We are glad to be able to offer project managers a way of repeating successful project communities with just a few clicks. Save and re use your valued results of your project instead of inventing the wheel time and time again.

Therefore we are likewise excited to announce that we today are releasing yet another pack of functions. DomainPatrol Social 10; with focus on small but very effective settings and commands for the day to day use.

DomainPatrol Social 10 supports IBM Connections 5.5 CR1. Contact Maria Enderstam for free trials, demos, prices and if you have question regarding the product.

The new functions in a nutshell:


Manage Search Index

Create search indexes for the different IBM Connections Applications.

 

Scheduled Task Management

Puse or Resume scheduled system tasks.

 

Manage User Roles

Set profiles as active or inactive. You can also reset Homepage Welcome page settings.

 

Synchronize Users

Synchronize Profile information to all IBM Connections applications.

 

Add User Tags / Add Community Tags

Add tags to one or multiple user profiles or Communities.

 

Remove User Tags / Remove Community Tags

Remove selected tags from a user's profile or from a community.

 

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Official announcement from IBM – Extending support for Notes/Domino 9.0.1 to 2021

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IBM announcent today that they will extend their support for IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 to September 2021. There has been some discussion in the community about Notes/Domino and IBMs future plan for the platform. What we know for a fact now is that Notes/Domino will be around to at least 2021. We also know that the IBM Domino Server is a core part of IBM Verse (and Verse on-prem is soon to be released) and that IBM is adding new functionality to the platform, like the possibility to use MS Outlook as your email client with IBM Domino Server as the backend. We also know that IBM will release Fix Pack 7 (FP7) for IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 in September 2017 which is a scheduled maintenance release, containing several bug fixes and some new features.

traveler connections ibm_notes_9_icon sametime9

Will there be a IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.2 or maybe a 9.1.0? Or will IBM Verse take over as the platform name, only time will tell…

So what about todays announcement, that is IBM telling us? Well support for version 9 of IBM Notes, IBM Domino, IBM Notes Traveler, and IBM Enterprise Integrator are extended to September 2021. Support for the following associated entitlements is also extended to September 2021:

  • IBM Sametime® V9.0 Limited Use
  • IBM Domino Designer V9.0.1
  • IBM Mobile Connect V6.1.5
  • IBM Domino Global Workbench V9.0.1

IBM is also adding entitlement to your Notes/Domino license to use some IBM Connections 5.5 features. The features we are talking about is the Files and Profiles features.

  • The Files feature helps users easily share content with other people and removes the need to send large files through email
  • The Profiles feature helps users find the people they need by searching across the organization

 

Link: IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 extends support and enhances its collaboration toolset with social capabilities from IBM Connections V5.5

As you know you can always contact us if you have any questions about this :-) 

 

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Fantastic Social Connections 10 in Toronto

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We are back in Stockholm after a fantastic Social Connections conference in Toronto. Infoware was silver sponsor and on our laptops we had a steaming fresh release of DomainPatrol Social. The atmosphere of the conference was vibrant! Over 200 attendees from all over the world, 70 speakers and 64 sessions, all in a conference center on the 16th floor in a skyscraper overlooking Toronto financial district.

 

All focus on IBM Connections, for example solutions around IBM Connections, use cases and best practices.

We enjoyed talking to customers that just had implemented a social workplace and customers that were long into the game and who was searching for solutions to trim and shape their way of work.

Many issues or queries that comes up when using IBM Connections can easily be solved with DomainPatrol Social, and we are always glad to be able to present such a quality product to the market.

 

This time around we were extra pleased since we got to meet our friends at panagenda in person! Ever since we formed the strategic alliance between panagenda and Infoware we have had meetings and discussions about how to best share our IBM Connections knowledge between one another. So to finally get to sit down at a dinner, or crack some jokes over a beer was well sought after! We are convinced that with our combined knowledge about IBM Connections and how to meet our customers' needs this will bring out many good things for all involved!

 

Infoware's DomainPatrol Social and pangagenda's ConnectionsExpert makes a complete set of tools for your environment!

 

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Strategic Alliance between Infoware and panagenda

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Specialists from all over the world are preparing themselves for Social Connections 10 – the core event for the IBM Connections community. So did Infoware and panagenda, both sponsors at the event, and formed a strategic alliance to jointly market both parties solutions.

The solutions Infoware DomainPatrol Social for content and user management and panagenda ConnectionsExpert for monitoring, adoption and analytics complement each other perfectly.

 

Analytics & Monitoring meet Administration, User & Content Management

 

"It is great that all the team members know eachother very well and have already worked together in numerous customer projects. That people factor and a combination of two great solutions is going be real fun." says Maria Enderstam (Product Owner, Infoware)

 

 

"This powerful combo really has the potential to become the suite of products that any IBM Connections customer really wants to have implemented to guarantee and maintain an outstanding quality of service and benefit from very flexible content and user management." says Arne Bergmann (CSO, panagenda)
   

 

Both companies´ teams are really excited to announce the strategic alliance between our companies and are very much looking forward to further developing business together.

Meet us at Social Connections 10 or simply contact us for more information.

 

About Infoware

http://www.infoware.eu/about

Infoware have been working with IBM Connections since 2008 and have consultants with broad and deep knowledge of IBM Connections environments and development. Over the years we've learned how important it is to keep an environment in great shape, to take care of your installed solutions and to maximize the benefits of it. That's why we develop tools that makes all the necessary administrative tasks much easier for users, administrators and platform owners and that benefits the whole company.

About panagenda

https://www.panagenda.com/company

panagenda develops state-of-the-art solutions for communcation and collaboration IT infrastructures. Its extensive expertise ranges from reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and workload, to facilitating agile IT transformation. With over 8 million licenses in over 70 countries, panagendas customers benefit from solutions that increase performance, enhance transparency and control, as well as deliver exceptional value for money.

 

 

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DomainPatrol Social and Social Connections

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Let us present to you the perfect way to keep your IBM Connections environment in shape!

DomainPatrol Social is a very competent product which solves most challenges both IT and Business experience. Certainly when it comes to Content and User Administration in IBM Connections.

For example if you have several communities, with similar purpose or content, you can use the function Merge Communities to merge them into one Community. Or Move Communities in and out of one another. The same applies to all kinds of content including Files, Blogs, Wikis, Libraries and Activities.

New projects starts, others end. The organization is constantly changing and consequently your needs.

Other situations we can solve is when people get new roles in your organization or leaves the organization. Orphan content is a common problem and DomainPatrol Social has several ways to solve it. One is Complete User Management for Files, Blogs, Wikis. Another is Copy User Access to transfer all, or some of the access that user A had to user B and/or user C. Problem solved!

Sometimes one user ends up with two profiles in IBM Connections. Perhaps they started off as a consultant or external user and now they are permanent employees. No worries. Use the function Merge Profiles. All content from both profiles are merged into one. Phew! No more unhappy users that can't access their stuff.

Make sure your users trust IBM Connections with their highly valued business content.

Contact us for more information, or meet us at Social Connections in Toronto!

 


 

Infoware is proud sponsor of Social Connections!

THE place to be to learn about all things IBM Connections.

Check out some of the great sessions by speakers from across the globe! The agenda can be found here

A selection of some the great sessions you need to come and listen to:

  1. 10+ user case studies focused on their implemention of IBM Connections!
  2. Great sessions by IBM Champions (18 IBM champions are currently attending the event)
  3. A peak into the future with sessions on Toscana, Future of work and What is coming to IBM Connections

Register here and meet Maria, Fredrik and Ulla in the Infoware booth!

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Revisit: Wildcard SSL certificate from P12/PFX file into Domino

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The objective of this article is to provide an example on how to  do this with hopefully no discussions and no questions unanswered. Of course this example is based on a particular situation with a special certificate provider but can hopefully be translated to any other situation with other certificate authorities.
Wrote an earlier article, this is an update

Contents
1. Assumptions
2. What do I need
3. OpenSSL
4. Kyrtool
5. Syntax
6. Example
7. Implement the files on the server
8. Check out if it works
9. Important note
10. Conclusion

Assumptions:
Running Windows 64 bits (directory separator = \)
PFX file contains both certificate, intermediate and root certificates 
Domino server running 9.0.1 FP3

What do I need:
1. An exported P12/PFX file from in my case IIS, containing the wildcard certificate private key as well as the certification path to it.

2. OpenSSL:
Homepage: https://www.openssl.org/source/
Easy precompiled: https://slproweb.com/products/Win32OpenSSL.html
The one I used: http://slproweb.com/download/Win64OpenSSL-1_0_2g.exe

3. Kyrtool:
Fixcentral short: http://ibm.co/1SAYX5E
Fixcentral long: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm%7ELotus&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Domino&release=9.0.1.2&platform=All&function=fixId&fixids=KYRTool_9x_ClientServer&includeSupersedes=0

Syntax:
<ossldir> = Where you installed OpenSSL eg. C:\OpenSSL-Win64
<pfxdir> = Where you have placed your pfxfile
<pfxfile> = Name of your pfxfile eg. wildcard_acme_com.pfx
<pfxpassword> = Password to your pfxfile
<pemdir> = Where you have placed your pfxfile
<pemfile> = Name of your pfxfile eg. wildcard_acme_com.pem
<notespgmdir> = Notes or Domino program directory, minimum 9.0.1 FP3
(assumes that notes program directory is in your path, if not execute from program directory)
<kyrdir> = Directory where you want to put your kyrfile
<kyrfile> = Name of your kyrfile eg. wildcard_acme_com.kyr
<kyrpassword> = Password to your kyrfile

Check your pfx file:
<ossldir>\bin\openssl pkcs12 -info -in <pfxdir>\<pfxfile>
use <pfxpassword> when asked (nothing on PEM)

In general:
1. <ossldir>\bin\openssl pkcs12 -in <pfxdir>\<pfxfile> -out <pemdir>\<pemfile> -nodes -chain
use <pfxpassword> when asked (nothing on PEM)
2. <notespgmdir>\kyrtool create -k <kyrdir>\<kyrfile> -p <kyrpassword>
3. <notespgmdir>\kyrtool import all -k <kyrdir>\<kyrfile> -i <pemdir>\<pemfile>
Check in general:
1. <notespgmdir>\kyrtool show certs -k <kyrdir>\<kyrfile> >kyrcerts.txt
2. <notespgmdir>\kyrtool show keys -k <kyrdir>\<kyrfile> >kyrkeys.txt
3. <notespgmdir>\kyrtool show roots -k <kyrdir>\<kyrfile> >kyrroots.txt

Example:
1. C:\OpenSSL-Win64\bin\openssl pkcs12 -in C:\mypfxfiles\wildcard_acme_com.pfx -out C:\mypemfiles\wildcard_acme_com.pem -nodes -chain
use <pfxpassword> when asked
2. C:\IBM\Lotus\Domino\kyrtool create -k C:\mykyrfiles\wildcard_acme_com.kyr -p password
3. C:\IBM\Lotus\Domino\kyrtool import all -k C:\mykyrfiles\wildcard_acme_com.kyr -i C:\mypemfiles\wildcard_acme_com.pem
Check sample:

1. C:\IBM\Lotus\Domino\kyrtool show certs -k C:\mykyrfiles\wildcard_acme_com.kyr >wildcard_acme_com_kyrcerts.txt
2. C:\IBM\Lotus\Domino\kyrtool show keys -k C:\mykyrfiles\wildcard_acme_com.kyr >wildcard_acme_com_kyrkeys.txt
3. C:\IBM\Lotus\Domino\kyrtool show roots -k C:\mykyrfiles\wildcard_acme_com.kyr >wildcard_acme_com_kyrroots.txt

Implement the files on the server
1. Copy kyr file and the associated sth file to the server
2. Add the kyrfile name to your internet sites document or server document depending how your server is configured
3. Modify the cipher part
4. Make sure the SSL port is enabled in the Internet Ports.. section
5. Restart your http task on the server, use sh ta onl and check that http listens to both 80 and 443

Check out if it works
1. Use your browser and connect to your server via https
2. Look at your certificate information
3. Congratulations

Important note:
Following this means that especially the pem file is unprotected, therefore make sure that keep it in a safe place during this and maybe deleting it afterwards. Same goes for kyrfile (you can not delete them but keep them as safe as you can) as they contain private key.

Conclusion
Doing this task is not more complicated than any other task that involves certificates using any other platform.

Link to this document: http://www.infoware.eu/?p=7226

 

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Welcome to Infoware: Mikael Grenfeldt

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Today we are pleased to welcome a new employee – Mikael Grenfeldt.

Mikael is highly skilled within IBM's collaboration solutions such as IBM Domino, IBM Notes, IBM Chat, IBM Traveler and he is a well sought after contribution to our seniour team.

On his first day (today) we treated him with extra special goodies to his morning coffee, so we hope this will ensure a good work relationship!

 

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