Category Archives: Lotus Notes/Domino

IBM Verse on Premises Integration with Connections and Docs issue with iNotes_WA_Security_NonceCheck

During the week we integrated IBM Connections and IBM Docs in our test environment and everything worked fine. Then we moved the configuration to production and most of the stuff was working, like showing Business cards, profile pictures and Connections files to add into mails. Docs Viewer and uploading files from a mail to Connections generated an error: “because of an internal server error”

I digged into it with Burpsuite and Fiddler4, in the meantime a customer called me and described the same symptoms. Within the traces I found that the systems which didn’t upload the files had following header set:

X-IBM-INOTES-NONCE: <none>

and the working one had:

X-IBM-INOTES-NONCE: 2640941AE5454F5853E6732F79E7D2F5

So i searched a little bit on X-IBM-INOTES-NONCE and found that is introduced in Notes/Domino 8.5.2 and shall prevent XSS.

You can disable this with iNotes_WA_Security_NonceCheck=0 and this is mentioned in a technote, that sometimes proxies or F5 needs this setting. First we tried that on our testsystems and we seemed to be right, the upload was broken too.

We removed the notes.ini entry (or set it to 1) and after a http restart the file upload from VOP and the IBM Viewer worked!

Thanks to Thomas who digged into this with me today.

Update 2017-11-20

IBM released a technote on this.

Install IC4 Lotus Notes Plugins on Mac OS X 10.8.x

Today Luis Benitez annouced the new Connections 4 Plugins for Lotus Notes.

The zip-file contains all three operating system installer. Windows, Linux and Mac, but i had no success to install through xpd.mac-addon.pgk, because the preinstall script stop the installation.

You can open this file in finder:

Now you can copy the updatesite folder to an other place and use File – Application – Install in Lotus Notes. Point the Install to the updatesite folder and install the whole package. I have to restart twice, but after this i can use the new Status Update, Files and Activities Plugins.

Created new mail rule

Today i created a new mail rule in IBM Lotus Notes. I hate mails sent with high importance and i have some people which are sending all there mail with high importance!

The new traveler app adds “Dringend” to each mail marked with high importance. I read my mails all 10 to 20 minutes and i normally answer them in under two hours, but i do not answer faster, when i see a red “!”

Get rid of this:

I created a mail rule to remove the high importance tag. Thanks Notes!