A lot of people don’t like to store credentials in mobile apps or browsers. A good workaround is the usage of OAuth 2.0 tokens, but the application needs to support it and the server you’re talking to too. The IBM Connections Mobile App can use it for authentication. OAauth2 can be used directly with WebSphere Application Server and Connections 6.0. There are no special OAuth servers or applications needed! The Documentation at IBM was a little bit confusing for me, there are lots of sidenotes, but you just need to do following steps, to use OAuth 2.

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In the last days I had a problem with a crashed virtual disk on a WebSphere Application Server. The backup team was able to recover all the data, but the operating system needs to be reinstalled. The operating system was Red Hat Linux, so rpm-based. One of the first tasks after recovery was to identify and reinstall missing packages. A big advantage was that several WebSphere nodes were used in this environment, the Deployment Manager was still intact, and a still working server could be used as a basis for determining the missing packages. I used the following commands:

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Today I had the pleisure to give a talk about Kubernetes Basics at the Docker Mannheim Meetup. I enjoyed it very much and we had some very good discussions after the talk with the traditional pizza and drinks sponsored by Stocard. A big shout-out to Jens and Martina for organizing the meetup! During the talk I promised that I will upload the slides and provide some more links: Session slides can be found here: Kubernetes 101 Kubernetes 101 Links Kubetail

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Last week I attended Social Connections 14 in Berlin, the event location had a great view and weather was great. I had the chance to do a session on "Kubernetes Basics for IBM Connections Admins". The session slides are attached on that post and there will be a video recording available some day at https://www.panagenda.com. Kubernetes Basics for IBM Connections Admins On each event all attendees do a group picture, thanks to Hogne (Elfworld): The event was well organized (as always) of the awesome team Wannes, Maria, Simon, Nico, Martin and Jan.

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This week starts with Admincamp in Gelsenkirchen. Thanks Rudi Knegt and team for this awesome event! The conference or lets name it camp was real fun. In the end I did three sessions and a workshop. You can find download links to all slides and used files in this article or on https://stoeps.de/speaking/2018/. I learned and heared a lot of interesting stuff around IBM Notes, IBM Connections and Sametime. You can get most of the session slides through the Admincamp agenda. Save the date! Next https://admincamp.de will take place from 25. to 27. March 2019 here in Gelsenkirchen. Here can you find my session slides (all talks were held in english), but maybe you can run them through deepl or Google Translate.

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