Category Archives: Lotus Notes/Domino

Meeting delegation with comments (Notes 8.5.x)

I think there is a wrong message in meeting delegation with comments function.
When you delegate a meeting to someone else and add a comment, then the Comment window shows following info text:

“The delegation notice will go out to the delegee and chair will receive the information about this delegation.”

So people who add a comment think the text will be sent to the person which get delegated. What do you think? Who will receive the comment?

Yes right, the chair will get it, not the delegee.

I think this is very confusing for the users and perhaps they add comments which shouldn’t be read of the chair!

Lotus Notes on Mac OS change column sorting broken on second display

A few days ago a colleague asked me, why i use Notes only on my main display of the Macbook Pro. I didn’t remember the reason, but today i discovered it again.

When i move my Notes Client window (8.5.3) on the second display, i can’t use column sorting when clicking on the column header. Then i moved the window bar (File, Edit, …) of Mac OS X (Lion) on the external monitor too and … I’m able to sort my inbox, when i click on the column header (like subject, date and so on).

I played around a little bit and tested some other Mac OS Clients in the office and i can reproduce it. Only on displays with the windowbar i can change sorting, when i click on the column header.

Update

IBM acknowledged the problem: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21584595&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTWP&mync=R

Sametime and Connections Plugins in Lotus Notes

Some more points to my working configuration of Single Sign-On in Lotus Notes.

Automating configuration with plugin_customization.ini

I do a lot of software tests with my productive Notes Client (on Mac OS), so i often delete the Expeditor-folder in ~/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data/. So i place configuration details in /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/MacOS/rcp/plugin_customization.ini, then the settings get automatically applied.


# Connections Config
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/server=http\://connections.example.com/profiles
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/authtype=DOMINO-SSO
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/dominosso.dominoresolveservername=false
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/authserver=$hierarchical Domino-Server-Name$
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/dominosso.useclustermates=true
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/dominosso.preferred.username.field=ShortName
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/policy-mode=OVERWRITE
com.ibm.lconn.client.base/enableConnectionsIntegration=true
# Sametime Config
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/name=$Name for Community$
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/host=$Hostname of Sametime Server$
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/defaultAuthType=ST-DOMINO-SSO
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/authServerUrl=$hierarchical Domino Server Name$
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/loginByToken=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/tokenLoginOnly=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.community/loginAtStartup=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.login/autologin=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.login/alwaysLoggedIn=true
com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.imhub/disableExit=false
# Status Updater Fix to show profile pictures
com.ibm.lconn.statusupdates/download.image.enabled=true

Sametime will only apply the settings of plugin_customization.ini, when following file is not present!

~/Library/Application Support/Lotus Notes Data/Expeditor/Applications/.metadata/.plugins/com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.login/CANONICAL_NAME.xml

Applying these settings through a Desktop setting document and policy

You can apply this through a policy too, you have to add the values to a Desktop settings document. Syntax is described here: IBM KB 21407709.

There is a bug in the desktop settings document until Notes / Domino 8.5.3, you can’t delete the entries.

Details:

Comments on Detlef Poettgen tells, that error is still active in 8.5.2 FP3, i tested 8.5.3 and it works.

Please be aware, that Domino Directory allows stored forms and if you want to delete Managed Settings of an Desktop settings document which is created before 8.5.3, the error still occurs.

Path in Windows Installations

  • Expeditor\Applications folder is $Notes Data$\workspace.
  • Path to plugin_customization.ini: $Notes Program$\framework\rcp

Notes Client 8.5.3 and Domino-SSO for Connections Plugins

In only two weeks starts LCTY Edcom Nachlese 2012 in Munich.

I prepare a session on Single Sign On in Notes / Domino environments.

So i had time to check some settings in Lotus Notes. Since 8.5.3 we have a new option Domino-SSO for Connections Plugin.

Preference Settings Lotus Notes 8.5.3

I made several tests with my installed Notes Client on Mac OS, but i had no success. I tested with several settings in the preferences dialog and with different settings in plugin_customization.ini.

I had one configuration where i can use Sametime Tokenbased Login and leave “Domino Single Sign-On Server” empty in connections preferences, but this works only with running Notes Client and i had to apply the setting again after restart the client.

Now i deleted the Expeditor folder in my Notes Data to reconfigure the client. What should i say? The SSO-Server works now. I had to use the hierarchical Domino server name. It would be interesting, which technique is used here, because the Domino and Connections Server are in different domains, so it is no LTPA SSO.

Update

Only a short add-on. It is LTPA SSO, but i think domain from Web SSO document gets applied.