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9/21/16

IBM forces SSL for Notes Traveler and IBM Verse connections ( thanks a lot )


There's an article from IBM regarding connections from IBM Notes Traveler and IBM Verse clients to the corresponding server:

Beginning with January 1st, 2017, you HAVE TO use a secure connection via an official SSL certificate.

To be honest >> if someone still uses self-signed certificates, it's a shame ;-).

In the coming months, IBM will be enhancing the IBM Verse for iOS, IBM Verse for Android, IBM Notes Traveler Companion and IBM Notes Traveler To Do mobile apps to require that a secure connection is used between the mobile app and the endpoint used for connecting to the IBM Traveler server.

This article provides the security requirements and step by step instructions for ensuring that your on-premises IBM Traveler environment has adequate connection security in place in order to support these updated apps. If your mobile users connect to IBM SmartCloud Notes for Traveler and the Verse Mobile service, these steps do not apply, since this environment is already prepared for these updates. If you have deployed an IBM Traveler server on your own premises, then please continue reading.

IMPORTANT: You must ensure that your IBM Verse Mobile and Traveler connections are secure and compliant with these requirements by January 1, 2017.

These requirements only apply to the server to which the Verse mobile apps are directly connecting. This may be the IBM Traveler server running on a Domino instance, or some other intermediate reverse proxy, such as an F5 or IBM Mobile Connect. When you enter the host name into your Verse mobile application to connect to your Traveler service, this host name represents the server with which the mobile app is directly connecting, and this is the connection that must be secured.  

You can read the complete instructions and requirements here:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21989980&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-_-E


9/13/16

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


As announced in this letter the support for IBM Domino, IBM Notes, Notes Traveler and IBM Enterprise Integrator version 9 has been extended to September 2021.

Included in those packages, also support for 

  • 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

are included.

Further there are enhancements regarding the social features with IBM Connections V5.5:

New social features

IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 now includes social capabilities from IBM Connections V5.5. IBM Connections enhances the social toolset of IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1, enabling you to quickly locate the people and content you need through integrated access to your collaboration applications.

The IBM Connections V5.5 entitlement included with the licenses in the following list enables IBM Notes and Domino customers to deploy and access the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections through all clients, browsers, and mobile devices, at no additional charge:

  • IBM Domino Enterprise Client access license
  • IBM Domino Messaging Client access license
  • IBM Domino Collaboration Express® license
  • IBM Domino Messaging Express license

The updated IBM Connections V5.5 entitlement enables users to access the knowledge of networks of professionals with minimal effort.

  • The Files feature helps users easily share content with other people and removes the need to send large files through email. Users can socialize content, enabling other users to easily find content, make recommendations, and share with more people.
  • The Profiles feature helps users find the people they need by searching across the organization's content using tags to identify expertise, current projects, responsibilities,socializing skills, interests, and organizational structure for others to discover and benefit from the information.