Recap of What & Why IBM Client Application Access (ICAA)?
ICAA (IBM Client Application Access) is a lightweight client for accessing IBM Notes & Domino applications. It's geared for customers who are not using the Notes Client for accessing their mail but instead using other EMail client to connect to their mail, such as IBM Verse, IBM Smartcloud Notes web, or IMSMO (IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook). In such a scenario, if you are looking for a lightweight client for working with your existing Notes/Domino applications , ICAA is your answer. ICAA will provide the same level of support for your Notes/Domino applications as a (Basic) Notes Client would. You have same support for all the workflow you have built into your apps. Note that ICAA does not and will not allow you to work with your own mail, but will allow you to work with local archive databases, as well as mail-in databases.
Link to the slideshare presentation explaining NBP & ICAA (from January 2016) -> https://www.slideshare.net/secret/2XnbikgUWGrRh3
Since the release of ICAA 1.0.1, we have released multiple versions, with the latest ICAA 18.104.22.168 released in June 2017. You can find more information about it here -> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSL3JX/whatsnew_2017_06/icaa_updates.html
And the base ICAA 1.0.1 documentation can be found at -> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SS5SMW_1.0.1/topics/appacc_101_welcome.html
Use cases between ICAA & various Mail Clients
As of ICAA 22.214.171.124 version, ICAA detects what mail client you are using to access your IBM SmartCloud Notes mailbox, or your on-premise Domino mailbox. This is important as you will see in the following use-cases.
In all of these use-cases, as you work within these mail applications and have a link to your Notes document, clicking on that link will always launch ICAA.
IBM Verse (On Cloud)
If you have setup IBM Verse (for Cloud) as your default client, when you are within ICAA and click on the 'mail' icon to open your mailbox, ICAA will form a proper URL and will launch the IBM Verse in a new tab inside your default browser. And if you try to forward a document from within your application, ICAA will compose a new memo with the document and will open the web UI for the new memo.
IBM Verse on-prem
If you have setup IBM VoP (for on-prem Domino) as your default client, you must add "NBP_UseIBMVerse=1" to your notes.ini file for ICAA to know that you want ICAA to leverage VoP. If you are an administrator, you can push this setting to each user via desktop policy. Once this is set, when you are within ICAA and click on the 'mail' icon to open your mailbox, ICAA will form a proper URL and will launch the IBM Verse on Prem in a new tab inside your default browser. And if you try to forward a document from within your application, ICAA will compose a new memo with the document and will open the web UI for the new memo.
If you have IMSMO client installed, clicking on Mail within ICAA will launch your Outlook client.
Replacing ICAA's homepage
If you would like to replace the default ICAA Homepage with your own, we have now provided a Notes.ini parameter, wihch you can push to your users via desktop policy.
ICAA_Homepage=<url to launch>
e.g. If you want the default ICAA homepage to be the workspace, you could add this: ICAA_Homepage=notes:workspace