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1/28/16

IBM Connections Mail Plug-In for CNX 5.5 available


Today IBM released the CNX Mail-Plugin 1.7 for Connections 5.5 on Greenhouse

https://greenhouse.lotus.com/plugins/plugincatalog.nsf/assetDetails.xsp?action=editDocument&documentId=56FAB3528597699B85257F390065976E

Important Notes:

    IBM Connections 5.5 customers using the IBM Connections Mail Plug-in must install this version. Prior releases of the IBM Connections Mail Plug In are not supported on IBM Connections 5.5
    IBM Connections 5.0 customers should use this version of IBM Connections Mail: IBM Connections Mail Plug-in (for IBM Connections 5.0)
    IBM Connections 4.5 customers should use this version of IBM Connections Mail: IBM Connections Mail (for IBM Connections 4.5)
    IBM Connections 4.0 customers should use this version of IBM Connections Mail: IBM Connections Mail (for IBM Connections 4.0)

1/25/16

Connections 5.5 - Rich Text Widget in Communities and "wasadmin"


Today I had the issue, that after adding a "RT Widget" to my community, the page reloaded multiple times and I was not able to customize the widget - except as "wasadmin".

In the SystemOut.log of the RTECluster, I found the following error message:

[25.01.16 08:53:13:066 CET] 00000120 ConnectContro W org.springframework.social.connect.web.ConnectController oauth2Callback Exception while handling OAuth2 callback (I/O error on POST request for "https://connections.imtechdemo.at/oauth2/endpoint/connectionsProvider/token":Server returned wrong cipher suite for session; nested exception is javax.net.ssl.SSLProtocolException: Server returned wrong cipher suite for session). Redirecting to IBMConnections connection status page.
[25.01.16 08:53:13:113 CET] 00000121 CommunityAppL E com.ibm.lconn.rte.mvc.controller.CommunityAppLibraryController retrieveAppDataLibrary CLFWY####E: Unexpected technical exception occured, please contact your Administrator, more details in Application Server logs.
                                 org.springframework.web.client.HttpClientErrorException: 401 Unauthorized



Some investigations later ( and with great help from stoeps - a well-deserved IBM Champion ) and after switching the IBM Connections environment from "wasadmin" to a LDAP user, the RichText Widget was working as designed.

If you run into the same issue ( and I swear, not to use wasadmin for CNX implementations anymore ), customize the following environment settings in your ISC:

>> LDAP user MUST have the same roles as WASADMIN
>> Add the LDAP user to the ConnectionsBUS ( in my case it was "RABR" )


>> Delete the content of the messageStores ( nor sure, if it´s necessary )
>> Restart CNX environment

Ready.

1/21/16

New IBM Connections Plug-Ins available in the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog


On January 20th, new versions of the CNX Desktop Plug-In have been published in the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog.

The new version for MS Windows includes the following new features:
  • Enhancements to Nested Folders (Windows Explorer)
  • CCM enhancements (including updates to the folder properties' dialog)

A complete list of features can be found on the download page.

There´s also a new Plug-Ins for Mac and MS Outlook.

1/13/16

Webinar "Ask the Experts: Using NotesPeek to Troubleshoot Notes/Domino Issues"


NotesPeek is a great tool for debugging database and document issues. We'll have a short demo on Troubleshooting a Notes/Domino Policy issue, then have a panel of experts on hand to answer any questions about it.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

Topic: Ask the Experts: Using NotesPeek to Troubleshoot Notes/Domino Issues
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Time: 11:00 AM EST for 60 minutes
Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178
Webcast Password:  webcast


For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27047204

Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to Technote 7047204 soon after the event.

1/5/16

Recommending use of Firefox 38 ESR with IBM Notes Browser Plug-in


Regarding to this IBM Flash the IBM Notes Browser Plugin becomes disabled when using FF 43, because it´s not verified by Mozilla.

Abstract

With Mozilla Firefox 43, IBM Notes Browser Plug-in becomes disabled, as it's not verified by Mozilla.


Content

Firefox 43 contains changes to disable any add-on which is not signed and verified by Mozilla.  Due to this, if you have installed the IBM Notes Browser Plug-in, and upgraded to Firefox 43, the add-on will become disabled. Once this happens, you will no longer be able to open Notes content inside Firefox.
As we work with Mozilla in resolving this, we would strongly recommend that you use the ESR version of Firefox, the latest of which is Version 38.5.2 ESR.

The ESR release does not have the add-on signing enforced for now, and may not have it until Firefox ESR 45, as mentioned in https://wiki.mozilla.org/Add-ons/Extension_Signing

This issue has been raised with Mozilla and we will update this note once the issue is resolved.
 

Bug 1231849 - Extension update fails for disabled side loaded extension (affecting signed extension release) : https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1231849


Recommendation:
1. Ensure you stay on the Firefox ESR release
2. If you want to use a non-ESR version, use Version 42 and disable auto-updates.
3. Workaround for Firefox 43 :- In about:config set xpinstall.signatures.required=false