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Integrate Sametime Proxy 8.5.2 IFR 1 in IBM Connections

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=STSU8.5.2.120111105.1050:8557 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 and IBM WebSphere Portal 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.

IBM Connections – open Communities Bookmarks in new Tab or Window

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:





To recompile the jsps and activate this changes, edit and save the bookmarks.jsp.


Edit and save following files:

  • [AppServer-Root]\profiles\[Communities-WAS]\installedApps\[cellname]\Communities.ear\comm.web.war\WEB-INF\jsps\html\scenes\dashboard\sidebarRight.jsp
  • [AppServer-Root]\profiles\[Communities-WAS]\installedApps\[cellname]\Communities.ear\comm.web.war\WEB-INF\jsps\html\scenes\bookmarks.jsp


touch this files:

  • [AppServer-Root]/profiles/[Communities-WAS]/installedApps/[cellname]/Communities.ear/comm.web.war/WEB-INF/jsps/html/scenes/dashboard/sidebarRight.jsp
  • [AppServer-Root]/profiles/[Communities-WAS]/installedApps/[cellname]/Communities.ear/comm.web.war/WEB-INF/jsps/html/scenes/bookmarks.jsp

I haven’t found a way to change opening links in new window in the rightsidebar “Important Bookmarks” and in Bookmarks Widget of the Community Overview. I think these links are generated through Javascript and Feedreader.