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Log Login Errors of IBM Connections with IBM HTTP Server

You can log login errors within IBM Http Server.

One way would be to get use SetEnvIf, but then you can’t get the querystring of the error page. When you type a wrong password the URL changes from https://connectionshost/application/login/ to https://connectionshost/application/login/?error=true.

SetEnvIf Request_URI "/login$" log

This set the environment variable to log, but when you read the Apache documentation you find:

The resource requested on the HTTP request line — generally the portion of the URL following the scheme and host portion without the query string. See the RewriteCond directive of mod_rewrite for extra information on how to match your query string

So we need a way to get ?error=true, with mod_rewrite we can access the query_string:

LoadModule rewrite_module modules/mod_rewrite.so
RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} "error=true"
RewriteRule (.*) $1 [E=log:yes] 
CustomLog "D:/IBM/HTTPServer/logs/loginpage.log" combined env=log

Now we can access the login page, type a wrong password and check the log: - - [15/Apr/2014:10:40:15 +0200] "GET /homepage/login/?error=true HTTP/1.1" 200 2763 "https://cnxwin.stoeps.local/homepage/login/?error=true" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0" - - [15/Apr/2014:11:00:49 +0200] "GET /communities/login?error=true HTTP/1.1" 200 2766 "https://cnxwin.stoeps.local/communities/login" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0" - - [15/Apr/2014:11:00:56 +0200] "GET /blogs/login?error=true&lang=en_us HTTP/1.1" 200 2763 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:28.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/28.0"

Connections 3 Customizing – custom.css is not enough

I had a problem last week with some customizations via custom.css in IBM Connections CR3. Communities still use the default Layout and colors.

I found that defaultTheme.css rewrites some of my custom.css statements. I had to add the content of custom.css to the end of the xxxTheme.css (lazy but it works), that i have a consistent color and layout change. Tests with @import are not working, because @import must be the first statement of a css file and i need to add the custom.css to the end of the xxxTheme.css.

ruddigkeit.net – IBM Connections 4.0 CR3 available – update

IBM announced CR3 for IBM Connections 4.0, that’s about 800 MB new updates. Don’t forget to update your homepage database, when you didn’t install CR2 already.

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CR3 needs database updates for metrics database and cognos application! Please read this technote.

Started WebSphere 8 Download

I read today the requirements for IBM Connections 4.5, which will be released on 29th of march. On point there is WebSphere Application Server V8.0.0.5 for Network Deployment.

WebSphere Application Server V8 must be installed through Install Manager, so you have to download 4 packages for the server core and 4 packages for supplements. After this the fixes for, what do you think you many data will it be?

You will download more than 10 GB of Software only for WebSphere Installation! 6.x GB for V8 and about 5 GB for fixes.

Here the Software (with some DB2 stuff):