The last days i used to integrate Sametime in IBM Connections. I did this a few times the last two years, but i used ST 8.5.1 and older Connections Versions.
First of all, it is much easier to apply now. You mustn’t add Proxy entries to your IHS (IBM HTTPServer) or activate awareness lookup in profiles-config.xml – BUT you have to install exactly the right versions.
I mapped the wc_defaultport of Sametime Proxy to 80 and 443, so i mustn’t have special thoughts on firewalls. Now i checked out uiextensions-config.xml and added the URL of my Sametime Proxy Server. A good description can be found in Connections Wiki.
When you only install IFR 1 for IBM Sametime 8.5.2 the integration is working only 30%! The chat window appears, but awareness lookup is missing. I traced a lot and get error messages like: “Script is still running: http://webchat. mydomain.com/stbaseapi/proxyLoader.js?ver=STSU18.104.22.168111105.1050:8557 do you want to stop this script.”
On this point i got a hint of KBild, because he had a other build number of Sametime Proxy 8.5.2 working. So i found Sametime Proxy Server 8.5.2 IFR 1 fix for IBM Connections 22.214.171.124 and IBM WebSphere Portal 126.96.36.199 support and mobile enhancements, which told me to download the fix OBEN-8SRQTP from IBM Fix Central.
After applying this 870 MB fix everything is working fine. Awareness lookup and chat window appear.
Since version 3.0 bookmarks (dogear) module of Connections can be configured to open bookmarks in a new window, but the configuration does not include bookmarks in the Community module.
To get this function consistent and it would be good, when IBM adds the dogear configure switch to communities too.
Until this, you can follow this:
Go to [AppServer-Root]/profiles/[Communities-WAS]/installedApps/[cellname]/Communities.ear/comm.web.war/WEB-INF/tags
Edit displaybookmark.tag and change following line:
Today i installed Kudos at a customer site. As always i come to the point to add the Leaderboard Widget to Connections Homepage, so i mapped my user in ISC – Applications – Homepage – Map User roles to the Admin Role. The existing entry for wasadmin (a non ldap user) was still present after adding my account.
I logged in to Connections Homepage, but Administration Tab was missing. When i call the Administration Link https://connections.customersite.com/homepage/admin/openAdminPage.action i get a not authorized message. Restarting homepage didn’t solve the issue.
After some tests i removed the local wasuser from admin role and logged in again. And voilà i got a administration tab. Don’t know why this happened, i’m sure that i have other installations where i get a administration tab with a local user. I will investigate this the next days.
IBM releases a new version of Connections Mobile App. It looks good and works very smooth. Wiki integration is much better than in the old one. The new app supports multi Server Accounts.
Demo: IBM Connections Mobile App for Android:
IBM today released a new update for the IBM Connections App for Android mobile devices.
(Via Socialize Me)