Tag Archives: Fix

Missing images in Wikis after migration to IBM Connections 5.5

Wikis in IBM Connections 5.5 have a little bug, because the link (/library instead of /wikis/form/api/library) for images are wrong and so they are not displayed.

There is a technote, which should solve this issue, but the used way with ProxyPass is not what i want to use. When you use ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse you should add a ProxyRequest off to be more secure. ProxyPass to localhost can be a problem too, i would suggest to change localhost to the Connections IHS Hostname.

Why do I use a different approach?

Most of my deployments already use a RewriteRule to redirect the hostname to there Connections Homepage, so i don’t need an additional module (which needs ressources and can have security considerations), when i can solve the image issue through mod_rewrite.

RewriteRule "^/library/(.*)" "/wikis/form/api/library/$1" [R,L]

If you haven’t set <forceConfidentialCommunications enabled="true"/> in LotusConnections-config.xml you need to set the RewriteRule and the ProxyPass config within your http and your https configuration parts!

Example httpd.conf:

... 
# HTTP configuration
<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerName connections.example.com

    RewriteEngine On

     # Redirect hostname to Homepage
    RewriteRule ^\/$ https://connections.example.com/homepage [noescape,L,R]

    # Fix wrong wiki image URL
    RewriteRule "^/library/(.*)" "/wikis/form/api/library/$1" [R,L]
</VirtualHost>
# HTTPS configuration
<VirtualHost *:443>
    ServerName connections.example.com

    RewriteEngine On

    # Redirect hostname to Homepage
    RewriteRule ^\/$ https://connections.example.com/homepage [noescape,L,R]

    # Fix wrong wiki image URL
    RewriteRule "^/library/(.*)" "/wikis/form/api/library/$1" [R,L]

    SSLEnable
    SSLProtocolDisable SSLv2 SSLv3
</VirtualHost>
...

IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 released – new features are available

IBM released CR4 for IBM Connections 4.5 yesterday evening.

You can download CR4, TDISOL and some Cognos Updates at following links:

New Functions

After deploying CR4 you can enable some new features:

Hash tags in status update replies

Add

<properties>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.ublog.hashtagCommentEnabled">enabled</genericProperty>
</properties>

to lotusconnections-config.xml

Now you can use hash tags in replies.

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Include file links in status update replies

Activate with:

<properties>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.ublog.attachmentCommentEnabled">enabled</genericProperty>
</properties>

Now you get a add file in the reply window and you can attach one file:

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Expose activity stream search in the user interface and filter by hashtag

Activate with:

<properties>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.social.as.hashtagSearchEnabled">true</genericProperty>
</properties>

Search find hashtags in the activity stream now.

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Community Folders

Add following code to files-config.xml:

<folder>
    <community>
        <communityFolder enabled="true"/>
    </community>
</folder>

With this feature you can add folders in the files module of your community or in the community overview.

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It is possible to share existing folders and create new ones:

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@mentions via the activity stream API

Activated by default, no additional configuration needed! I did not test this feature, but i think it is good.

Properties section of lotusconnections-config.xml after applying CR4

To activate the new features of CR2 (nextGen Theme), CR3 (badging) and CR4 i have following settings in my lotusconnections-config.xml:

<properties>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.lconn.core.web.request.HttpRequestFilter.IECompatMode">false</genericProperty>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.lconn.core.web.styles.theme.default">gen4</genericProperty>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.news.badgingEnabled">enabled</genericProperty>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.ublog.hashtagCommentEnabled">enabled</genericProperty>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.ublog.attachmentCommentEnabled">enabled</genericProperty>
    <genericProperty name="com.ibm.social.as.hashtagSearchEnabled">true</genericProperty>
</properties>

Update

Luis Benitez mentions some more new features in his last blog post: Introducing File Sync for Mobile and More in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4

IBM Connections 4.5 CR2 released

IBM finally released CR2 for IBM Connections 4.5

You find more details and download links here.

One fix is the hard coded wikis toc strings. Will test it.

Update

  • You have to update FNCS to 2.0.0.1-FNCS-IF001. Document contains a short description of the update procedure (Do not forget to read the whole document! Backup the files, because you have to restore them later).

  • Cognos and Metrics Database needs some changes.

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.

more: ruddigkeit.net | ..:: collaboration and more ::...

Update:

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