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Testing TCP/IP connections with NotesCONNECT
NotesCONNECT (a Notes application downloadable from the Sandbox) troubleshoots Notes TCP/IP connection problems by using Notes API calls (but not the Public Address Book or Notes address resolution logic) to make TCP/IP connections.
16 Jun 1997
Tips on monitoring Domino statistics and events
This article looks at the tools for monitoring Domino's statistics and events and how they help administrators keep track of server conditions by issuing notices and alerts -- for example, whenever a server is running low on disk space.
03 Nov 1997
The ABC's of using the ACL
This primer explains why and how the ACL evolved into its present key role in the Notes/Domino architecture. It reviews ACL components and the ACL dialog box and offers tips for developers and users on using ACLs.
01 Apr 1998
Displaying marquees on your applications
This article shows how to add marquees that display constantly changing headlines on a page in both Notes and a Web browser. The application is coded in LotusScript, HTML, and JavaScript. (Downloadable example code is included.)
01 Jul 1998
Rebuilding hidden views
This tip shows how to use keyboard shortcuts to force the update of views in a database, including any hidden views used to store information accessed through lookups -- either all the views in a database, or an individual selected view.
01 Sep 1998
Combining complex @formulas with LotusScript
This tip describes a form-based method for combining The @formulas with LotusScript. It works by creating a form called function worksheet that contains all the complex @formulas which is called by the LotusScript ComputeWithForm method.
02 Nov 1998
Optimizing server performance: Transaction logging
Domino R5 includes transaction logging for reliable data storage. This means not only the end of long Fixup sessions, but an overall increase in system performance. This article looks at a performance analysis of Domino transaction logging on Windows NT.
Also available in: Chinese  
02 Aug 1999
Ask Professor INI: Mystery variables
Professor INI takes the case of the mystery variables -- NOTES.INI variables that don't actually exist or that exist but are undocumented. In this column the Professor unravels a few of these mysteries.
01 Aug 2001
Notes from Support: Password checking
This article examines how password checking is implemented in Notes/Domino, explores the intricacies of authentication with password checking, and provides some hints and tips for administering and troubleshooting the password checking process.
Also available in: Japanese  
04 Sep 2001
Exploiting dynamic HTML: Lessons from iNotes Web Access
Dynamic HTML (DHTML), a combination of several Web technologies, helps developers create the best possible user interface for Web applications. This article explores DHTML using the much praised user interface of iNotes Web Access as an example.
01 May 2002
Using credential vault to provide single sign-on for portlets
This article provides and explains four portlet applications that use different credential vault techniques to maintain credentials.
06 Nov 2002
Offloading Lotus Enterprise Integration tasks to the server
This article discusses several different ways of dealing with this problem by moving the actual database work to the Domino server – either in real time or in batch mode.
Also available in: Japanese  
05 Jan 2004
Integrating Google’s Web API service in Domino applications
Add Google Web search functionality to your Domino applications with Google's Web API service. This article shows how to implement that search functionality in an application using a simple agent. Download the code samples and get googling!
12 Jan 2004
Defining processes in your Notes/Domino environment
This article explains how you can develop good processes that help ensure reliability and availability in your Lotus Notes and Domino environment -- without turning you into a Borg!
04 Oct 2004
Lotus Notes Calendar and Scheduling explained! Part 1
Calendar and Scheduling (C&S) is one of the most popular and widely used features in Lotus Notes. This two-part article series takes a close look at C&S and how its major components work together. In Part 1, we discuss the internal workflow of C&S, and how the preferences you select affect its functionality.
Also available in: Japanese   Japanese  
18 Oct 2004
IBM Workplace Client Technology architecture
This article takes an "under the hood" look at IBM Workplace Client Technology to help you better understand its architecture and how you can use its standards-based technologies to build and manage IBM Workplace client applications.
15 Feb 2005
Lotus Notes mail: comparing server-based mail and local replica mail
This article offers some fresh insights about a long-standing question: In which situations is it better to use a server-based Lotus Notes mail file, and when should you use a local replica copy?
01 Mar 2005
Troubleshooting application performance: Part 1: Troubleshooting techniques and code tips
When it comes to application performance, faster is better. In part one of this series, we offer a tried-and-true method for troubleshooting application performance with a real-life example of how we applied this process to a customer's application.
Also available in: Japanese  
29 Mar 2005
Integrating Macromedia Flash and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino: Flash-based UIs for your Domino-based solutions
Present content and incorporate the design from a Domino view into a Macromedia Flash-based view. With this solution, you can quickly expose standard Domino views for Web users and easily update the design of a single Domino view for both Lotus Notes and Web clients.
11 Jul 2006
Creating an audio playback plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime Connect V7.5
Learn how to create a plug-in that plays back an assigned audio file when an instant message is received from a specified Sametime partner.
24 Oct 2006
Adding a dictionary facility to IBM Lotus Sametime Connect V7.5.1
Learn how to tap into the Eclipse-based nature of IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1. Create a plug-in that adds dictionary facilities to IBM Lotus Sametime Connect. Learn how to use the Dictionary and Thesaurus API for Java to add linguistic features to your Lotus Sametime client applications.
Also available in: Japanese  
30 May 2007
Building an acronym expander plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1
Use extension points in IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1 to build a plug-in that allows you to show the expanded version of acronyms.
19 Jun 2007
Working with plug-ins in IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1: Developing the BuddyNote plug-in
Building IBM Lotus Sametime on top of Lotus Expeditor lets you use Eclipse as a Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) to extend Lotus Sametime's functionality in many ways. This article, part 2 of a four-part series, shows how to develop the BuddyNote plug-in from scratch.
17 Jul 2007
Leveraging user context in the IBM Lotus Notes V8 sidebar and toolbar
The new architecture of IBM Lotus Notes V8 enables visibility into what the user is doing at any given time. This article describes how to access this information and suggests ways in which it can be used to increase user productivity.
Also available in: Japanese  
24 Jul 2007
Integrating composite applications with activities in the IBM Lotus Notes V8 client
Learn how to create an Eclipse view component and how to add it to a new composite application in IBM Lotus Notes V8; the component uses the Activities API to create, read, update, and delete activities on an Activities server.
31 Jul 2007
Using the Message Recall feature in IBM Lotus Notes and Domino V8
You asked for it, and now with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino V8 you have the ability to recall mail messages. Learn how the Message Recall feature works, how to configure and control it, and how to deploy it.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian  
07 Aug 2007
Deploying IBM Lotus Connections: Post-installation tuning
This article, part 2 in a seven-part series about deploying IBM Lotus Connections, focuses on post-installation tuning tips to ensure that your deployment does not suffer from common performance pitfalls. Learn from an expert on recommended practices to perform after the initial installation of Lotus Connections is complete.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Japanese  
11 Sep 2007
IBM Lotus Notes V8 workloads: Taking performance to a new level
Learn about the IBM Lotus Notes/ Domino V8 enhancements to the NotesBench and Server.Load workloads. Three new workloads, N8Mail, N7Mail, and N8MailInit, demonstrate the typical tasks of a Lotus Notes user interacting with a Lotus Domino server.
Also available in: Chinese  
18 Sep 2007
IBM Lotus Expeditor restricted workbench: The lockdown service and associated native function
Learn about IBM Lotus Expeditor restricted workbench and discover how to prevent users from accessing applications and functions without specific permission from the administrator.
Also available in: Japanese  
18 Sep 2007
Integrating IBM Lotus Sametime with the IBM Lotus Connections REST service
Learn how to customize IBM Lotus Sametime Connect with your own team chat feature. This extension takes advantage of the profile information accessible from IBM Lotus Connections using REST service APIs.
05 Feb 2008
Using IBM Lotus Expeditor Toolkit 6.1.2 to develop a plug-in to extend IBM Lotus Sametime
This article shows you how to use the IBM® Lotus® Expeditor toolkit to develop a plug-in to extend IBM Lotus Sametime®. It also shows you how to run and debug this plug-in in the Lotus Expeditor toolkit and how to install the plug-in in Lotus Sametime.
09 Dec 2008
Understanding single sign-on (SSO) between IBM Lotus Domino and IBM WebSphere Portal
This white paper provides an in-depth explanation of how the single sign-on (SSO) feature works between IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Domino. Learn the basics of how cookies are written to―and used in―Internet browsers, how the cookies are used to enable SSO, and exactly what is in the token and why it's needed for SSO between two servers. Included are specific details of where the WebSphere Portal and Lotus Domino servers configure each part of the cookie used for SSO, the LTPAToken. Editor's Note: This white paper is the first in a three-part series on SSO to be published over the next few months. See the second paper, "Configuring single sign-on (SSO) between IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Lotus Domino."
03 Feb 2009
Moving from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Lotus Notes for end users
This white paper is intended for former Microsoft Outlook users who have moved to IBM Lotus Notes 8. It describes the functionalities of Lotus Notes, mapping these features from those of Microsoft Outlook and describing how to customize Lotus Notes to deliver a user experience comparable with that of Microsoft Outlook.
25 Feb 2009
Integrating IBM Lotus Forms with IBM Lotus Domino
IBM® Lotus® Forms and IBM Lotus Domino® servers complement each other. Integrating these two products can yield a varied list of features for better application architecture. This article explains the various ways that you can integrate Lotus Forms with Lotus Domino and details the benefits that this integration brings.
26 Jun 2009
Working with components in IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1, part 3: Exposing components as a custom Atom feed
This article, the third in a three-part series, demonstrates how to expose the IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ content (items) as a custom Atom feed. The new Atom feed can be used to fetch Lotus Quickr content from components such as task or announcement across all teamplaces to which the user belongs. The content can also be filtered based on any option field of the component, such as the priority field of the task component or the type field of the announcement component.
Also available in: Chinese   Portuguese  
29 Jun 2009
Mashup business scenarios and patterns: Part 2
This article is part 2 in a two-part series that discusses the relationship of usage and architectural patterns that can be used for deploying enterprise mashups to address business needs. This article addresses the solution architecture and the architectural patterns used to implement the business scenarios and usage patterns covered in the initial article, "Mashup business scenarios and patterns: Part 1."
Also available in: Chinese   Japanese  
29 Jun 2009
Performance report: Alloy by IBM and SAP 1.0
This article reports on the performance of the IBM® components of the Alloy™ by IBM and SAP 1.0 software. Alloy by IBM and SAP 1.0 software simplifies your interaction with people, processes, and information by providing intuitive access to SAP software and information through the familiar IBM Lotus Notes®.
Also available in: Chinese  
29 Jun 2009
IBM Lotus Forms 3.0.1 integration with IBM DB2 9, part 2
This article is the second in a series that explores the XML capabilities of IBM® DB2 9 and integrates those capabilities with IBM Lotus® Forms by looking at retrieving the Lotus Form document in its XML native format from the database and embedding it in Java™ Server Pages (JSPs).
Also available in: Chinese   Russian  
29 Jun 2009
IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 server performance, part 2: iNotes performance
Improving input/output (I/O) performance is one of the major goals for IBM® Lotus® Domino® 8.5. The developerWorks® article "IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 performance for IBM Lotus Notes users" showed the impressive I/O reductions of Lotus Domino 8.5 with the Lotus Notes client. This article shows the I/O performance improvements of Lotus Domino 8.5 performance with Lotus iNotes® users. Lotus iNotes had been called Lotus Domino Web Access in the past; its name is iNotes in Lotus Domino 8.5.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Japanese  
28 Jul 2009
Mash active and archived data using IBM Mashup Center and Optim
For cost, operational efficiency, and regulatory requirements, enterprises are required to archive transactional data. But that data might still be useful for reporting purposes. This article shows how easily you can use IBM Mashup Center to modify a reporting mashup to combine data from a DB2(R) relational database with data that was archived using the Optim(TM) Data Growth Solution.
Also available in: Japanese  
21 Jan 2010
Managing custom fields using the REST document service in IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1.1 services for WebSphere Portal
This article introduces the Representational State Transfer (REST) document service's custom field support in IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ 8.1.1 services for IBM WebSphere® Portal, also called the Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) version of Lotus Quickr. We explain the concept of custom fields, discuss the programming model to manage custom fields with the Lotus Quickr REST document service, and demonstrate a business scenario for extending the core set of document attributes.
Also available in: Chinese   Japanese   Portuguese  
23 Feb 2010
IBM LotusLive and IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte Meetings Plug-in
This white paper provides detailed information about the installation, configuration, and usage of the IBM Lotus Sametime Unyte and IBM LotusLive Meetings plug-ins available to use with your IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Sametime clients.
Also available in: Portuguese  
27 May 2010
Mashups, beyond reporting
Developers of all kinds may occasionally find a need to build an application that makes simple updates to a database table. This article describes how to build an IBM Mashup Center widget that can display an HTML form that lets users update relational database tables. Optionally, you can quickly create your own mashup page by simply using the downloadable sample widget as is and supplying your own HTML form.
Also available in: Chinese   Russian   Japanese   Spanish  
19 Aug 2010
Developing a social networking iPhone application based on IBM Lotus Connections 2.5
IBM® developerWorks® recently introduced its first native iPhone application to the Apple Application Store, a great tool for users to explore and discover developerWorks content and community, connect with other IT professionals and subject matter experts, and seek out opportunities to share experience.
Also available in: Russian  
12 Oct 2010
Your Co branding for IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0 and later using the Connect client
The IBM Lotus Sametime Connect client user interface can be customized with images, icons, logos, slogans, design schemes, and more. Users can brand the Lotus Sametime client to provide a unique and personal experience. A company can brand the Lotus Sametime client so that all employees see the company's branding when they use Lotus Sametime. This article describes installing and modifying a Lotus Sametime branding plug-in, using the branding plug-in of a fictitious company, Your Co.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Portuguese  
05 Jan 2011
Smarter collaboration for the education industry using Lotus Connections, Part 2: Optimize assignment of students to research projects
Build a web application to optimize assignment of students to research project positions using data from a remote DB2 database, ILOG CPLEX for the optimization, and iWidgets in the browser-based client.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Portuguese  
08 Feb 2011
Smarter collaboration for the education industry using Lotus Connections, Part 3: Use Profiles to share research interests and grant awards
Learn to augment IBM Lotus Connections Profiles pages with information about research grant awards and academic research interests. An example application, including code samples, shows how to gather source data on grants and publications and persist it to a text analytics collection point. The content is ranked and shaped into a research interest cloud tag for the Profile user. Implement the UI using two custom widgets composed of XML and JavaScript files.
Also available in: Russian   Japanese   Portuguese  
22 Feb 2011
IBM Lotus Quickr wiki
Learn how to use IBM Lotus Quickr, contribute to its product knowledge base, and collaborate with others. Find IBM Product Documentation and Learning Center materials, including how-to videos and getting started materials, and supplemental articles written by Lotus community members.
17 Mar 2011
Lotus Notes wiki
Learn how to use IBM Lotus Notes, contribute to its product knowledge base, and collaborate with others. Find IBM Product Documentation and Learning Center materials, including how-to videos and getting started materials, and supplemental articles written by Lotus community members.
23 Mar 2011
Lotus Domino wiki
Learn how to use IBM Lotus Domino, contribute to its product knowledge base, and collaborate with others. Find IBM Product Documentation and Learning Center materials, including how-to videos and getting started materials, and supplemental articles written by Lotus community members.
23 Mar 2011
IBM Mashup Center Need-to-know tips and tricks, Part 2: Building mashups and leveraging widgets
IBM Mashup Center is a powerful tool aimed at gaining insight and sharing information by rapidly assembling and visualizing data. This article shares some of the essential "need-to-know" tips we have collected in our experience with the product. In the first article in the series, we reviewed the components of IBM Mashup Center and some terminology, and then provided you with nine practical tips on working with feeds and building Data Mashups. Whereas the previous article focused on the "data site" of a mashup, in this this article we'll cover the presentation layer of a mashup - the "Mashup Builder". This article applies to Mashup Center version 2 and version 3.
Also available in: Portuguese  
13 Oct 2011
Enabling communication between IBM WebSphere Process Server and IBM WebSphere Portal via command line operations
Learn how to enable SSO and generate LTPA tokens between IBM WebSphere Process Server and an IBM WebSphere Portal server in cross-cell mode; that is, via command line operations (silent mode). Included is a detailed example .zip file with python scripts.
24 Feb 2012
Creating an IBM Lotus Quickr cleanup utility
Learn how to create a cleanup utility to delete unused/empty folders (and memory space) from IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1 for WebSphere Portal, using the Quickr Web services API, to help improve Quickr's performance.
24 Feb 2012
Integrating IBM Connections with IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino
This article presents a detailed scenario for integrating IBM Connections 3.0.1 with IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino. It can help you show a user’s Profile from Quickr, publish an Activity attachment to Quickr, and create a community with a Quickr Teamspace.
24 Feb 2012
Leveraging Reverse AJAX in IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 using Dojo CometD and Web messaging service
This article provides a hands-on exercise to leverage Reverse AJAX in portlets using Dojo CometD foundation and the Web messaging service component of the Feature Pack for Web 2.0. It demonstrates a scenario in which an open channel is kept between a client's browser and the IBM® WebSphere® Portal server so that WebSphere Portal can push updates to the client as soon as they are available.
24 Feb 2012
Performance management tools for IBM WebSphere Portal
This document details the tooling that was used during a recent performance-related customer engagement. It describes the tools and how they were used to evaluate IBM WebSphere Portal 7 performance / problem determination issues.
06 Mar 2012
IBM Sametime Unified Telephony: User provisioning for reliability testing
This article describes the process used by IBM's Sametime United Telephony (SUT) Systems Verification Test (SVT) team to generate test users for reliability test cases.
06 Mar 2012
Integrating Java desktop applications with IBM Sametime using the Sametime Proxy Server
Introduced with IBM Sametime version 8.5, the Sametime Proxy Server is a Web-based application server allowing applications to securely integrate with IBM Sametime and benefit from its real-time collaborative features, using a simple HTTP-based Representational State Transfer (REST) API and the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data format.
19 Mar 2012
Messaging security guide for IBM Lotus Expeditor 6.2.3 integrator software
This white paper extends the existing IBM Lotus Expeditor integrator documentation with step-by-step instructions for enabling messaging-communication security for Lotus Expeditor integrator scenarios.
19 Mar 2012
Configuring and deploying IBM Lotus Domino v8 Off-Line Services (DOLS) for IBM Lotus iNotes
Learn how to configure and deploy the IBM Lotus iNotes (formerly known as IBM Lotus Domino Web Access) with IBM Lotus Domino 8.x and 8.5.x Off-Line Services (DOLS), including how to archive locally and how to use DOLS on clustered mail servers. This white paper focuses on how to implement DOLS functionality, covering best practices and tips for planning the DOLS deployment.
19 Mar 2012
IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator solutions for IBM Connections real-world scenarios
The intent of this article is to give you an insight into the real-world scenarios occurring with IBM Connections 3.0.1 with respect to IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) scripts and user population. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with basic concepts of TDI and its corresponding usage in IBM Connections Profiles population activity. For details on setting up TDI and IBM Connections 3.0.1, refer to the IBM Connections 3.0.1 product documentation topic, “Configuring Tivoli Directory Integrator.”
07 May 2012
IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 IIM / Launchpad / FirstSteps at a glance: Installing WebSphere Portal and Portal Express
This article is aimed at first-time users of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0, introducing some key functions and best practices, and briefly looks at IBM Installation Manager (IIM), WebSphere Portal 8.0 Launchpad.
09 May 2012
Getting started with IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino
This article outlines the steps for installing IBM® Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino on Microsoft Windows. For additional details and installation steps on other operating systems, review the product documentation topic, "Installing and upgrading."
10 May 2012
IBM Lotus Domino Attachment and Object Service: Why optimizing transaction logging matters
In this white paper we discuss the technical reasons why the IBM Lotus Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS) needs Domino transaction logging as a pre-requisite and describe how to configure transaction logging to best meet the needs of DAOS.
23 May 2012
Behind-the-scenes look at ZK Spreadsheet for IBM Lotus Domino Designer XPages
Learn how ZK and ZK Spreadsheet are integrated into IBM Lotus Domino Designer XPages. This white paper explains the concepts and implementation of ZK, ZK Spreadsheet, and XPages.
29 May 2012
Measuring the distribution and skew of transaction response times for IBM Enterprise application datasets
This white paper describes our analysis and approach to measuring the distribution of transaction times during a five-day workload run of the IBM Lotus Domino, IBM SmartCloud Engage, and IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino Enterprise applications and provides a qualitative assessment of each dataset.
29 May 2012
Configuring IBM Tivoli Access Manager / WebSEAL transparent junctions to work with an IBM Sametime environment
Single sign-on (SSO) enables users to log in to one application of IBM Sametime and switch to other applications and resources without having to authenticate again. There are several different ways to configure SSO. This procedure describes one approach, in which we use an IBM WebSphere® Application Server Lightweight Third-party Authentication (LTPA) key and WebSEAL transparent junctions.
06 Jun 2012
Using a Notes.ini file's automatic backup utility
Learn how to set up a Notes.ini backup utility for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, which takes the backup of the Notes.ini file, whenever there was a change on the file. The backup copy would be the copy of the Notes.ini file, without that change.
13 Jun 2012
Document search by integrating IBM Forms Experience Builder view responses with Ajax Solr
This article provides a brief overview of Forms and Solr technologies and illustrated instructions on implementing a real business scenario. It then explains how to configure and install both products, how to integrate them to obtain an intelligent search of Forms Experience Builder view response documents, and how we can present it on the Web, using Ajax Solr (a JavaScriptTM framework for creating user interfaces to Apache Solr.
13 Jun 2012
A lightweight framework to track and manage IBM Sametime client plug-ins
It sometimes makes sense to leave users completely in charge of their workstations, giving them complete latitude on installation and product and software versions. However, it can turn into an IT administration headache when direct management is required, for example, to make sure that a certain component has been brought to a required service-pack level to ensure compatibility with a company server. This is particularly true for modular client software such the IBM® Sametime® client which, through its underlying Eclipse and Lotus® Expeditor platform, offers infinite customization possibilities through the addition of new plug-ins or extension of existing ones. To mitigate this problem, this article describes and implements a lightweight and extensible framework to track and manage the configuration information of the Sametime client and plug-ins inside an organization.
21 Jun 2012
IBM Support Tools portlet for IBM Web Content Manager: Empowering you!
The IBM Support Tools portlet for IBM Web Content Manager (WCM) is one of the most widely used applications to troubleshoot issues related to Java Content Repository nodes. The tool does not ship with the WCM product, however, and lacks detailed documentation for users. This white paper explains how to install, set up, and use the Support Tools portlet.
27 Jun 2012
Creating and updating offline applications with IBM Forms
IBM Forms automates forms-based business processes to help improve efficiency, customer service, and time to value, making you more responsive to customer and market needs. IBM Forms are used in different industry sectors like government, banking, insurance etc.
11 Jul 2012
Authentication mechanisms in IBM Connections portlets: Scenarios and implementation
The IBM Connections portlets render social data from IBM Connections in the WebSphere Portal environment, and IBM strategically promotes the integration of Connections with WebSphere Portal using IBM Connections portlets. Customers and Business Partners can download the IBM Connections 3.x Portlets for WebSphere Portal from the Business Solution Catalog and customize them per their requirements.
11 Jul 2012
Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise IBM DB2 database
Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler to use a High Availability Pool requires special configuration steps. This document describes the step-by-step process to configure Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise IBM DB2 database.
22 Aug 2012
Integrating SPNEGO with IBM Sametime components on a federated deployment
This paper explains the steps on how to configure Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) on a federated deployment for IBM Sametime Community Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, Media Manager, Advanced Server, and the Connect Client. SPNEGO enables the SSO mechanism for Microsoft Windows clients that are part of a Microsoft Active Directory Domain.
22 Aug 2012
Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise Microsoft SQL database
Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler to use a High Availability Pool requires special configuration steps. This document describes the step-by-step process to configure Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise Microsoft SQL database.
05 Sep 2012
Troubleshooting IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal security / access issues
IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal, as the name suggests, is an application running on WebSphere Portal that relies on underlying infrastructure for its security management, WebSphere Identity Manager (WIM) / Portal User Management Architecture (PUMA). Therefore working with Lotus Quickr requires familiarity with IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM WebSphere Application Server's security setup and user management.
05 Sep 2012
Working with IBM Lotus Notes rich text fields
An IBM Lotus Notes rich text field is an important, special type of field into which you can enter simple text, formatted text, and all types of attachments, and is used by almost every Notes developer. This article provides a detailed description of how to use them.
18 Sep 2012
IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Traveler Upgrade Pack 1 in High-Availability configuration performance
This article reports the performance test results of a IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 in High Availability (HA) configuration on Microsoft Windows 64-bit with both IBM DB2 in HA Disaster Recovery configuration and Microsoft SQL database with mirroring.
18 Sep 2012
IBM Connections 4.0 Reviewer’s Guide
This Reviewer's Guide provides an extensive overview of the latest version of IBM’s social software, IBM Connections 4.0, and its nine applications: Home, Profiles, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, and Wikis. In addition, this guide explains how to extend the features and functions of IBM Connections to your existing applications.
18 Sep 2012
Integration mechanisms in IBM Connections portlets
The IBM Connections Portlets internally uses IBM WebSphere Portal features like Page Properties (Page Parameters), Property Broker events, and Public Render Parameters to interact among each other, and these features can also be used to interact with other Portal applications. This article describes all three approaches and uses a sample out-of-box portlet (attached below) to help demonstrate these various integration points and debugging. The attachment also contains the source code of the sample portlet that can help developers extend these integration points to their applications.
18 Sep 2012
Developing OpenSocial gadgets for IBM Connections 4.0
OpenSocial gadgets are small components written in XML, HTML, and JavaScript that display custom content. This white paper explains how to develop gadgets for IBM Connections 4.0, primarily focusing on using the developer bootstrap page for quickly testing gadgets
28 Sep 2012
Configuring and administering the IBM Connections 4.0 ReplyTo feature
Among the new features in IBM Connections 4.0 is the Mail-in feature or, as we call it in this article, ReplyTo, which allows you to make new posts to Forums by replying to an email notification. There are a number of configuration steps that must be performed to enable this feature, both on the WebSphere Portal server and on the mail server being used. This article describes how the ReplyTo feature works and the steps required to enable it successfully.
03 Oct 2012
IBM Lotus Notes ID Vault Database Scanner: An overview
Learn how to configure and use the Vault Database Scanner tool, which scans the IBM Lotus Notes ID Vault database and Lotus Domino server directory and reports missing Notes ID files for users
10 Oct 2012
Archiving and recovering IBM Lotus DAOS-enabled databases
IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 Attachment and Object Service (DAOS) removes attachments from databases and streamlines the use of attachments on a server. This article examines the methods that Administrators can use to archive the databases, taking DAOS into account, to allow a full recovery of the database and all its attachments.
13 Nov 2012
Using IBM Mobile Connect Client to implement secure enterprise-class wireless communication
This article outlines the best practices for implementing the IBM Mobile Connect client on different wireless smart mobile platforms as well as OS's using wireless networks.
16 Nov 2012
Using the Moderation application in IBM Connections 4.0
Moderation is a component in IBM® Connections 4.0 that allows moderators and Community owners to better control what is displayed in certain applications. Moderators can review Blogs, Forums, and Files content before it is posted to Connections, and manage content after it is added to IBM Connections. This article provides a detailed introduction to Connections Moderation configurations so you can better understand and use it.
16 Nov 2012
IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Unified Telephony Lite Client troubleshooting guide
The purpose of this guide is to help you troubleshoot an IBM Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) Lite Client deployment. It includes information on how to diagnose common problems, starting with product activation and continuing through making and receiving calls.
29 Nov 2012
Troubleshooting an IBM Sametime/Lotus Domino server crash
The IBM Sametime Community Server is the last single component that still uses the IBM Lotus Domino Server, and we experience crashes in this area that require a good skill set to be able to diagnose why IBM Sametime causes Lotus Domino to crash. This article explains the basics of troubleshooting IBM Sametime Community Server crashes.
29 Nov 2012
Configuring IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics to use SSL
Metrics is a new component in IBM Connections 4.0 supported by IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence, which is installed as a part of a Connections deployment. So if you want to configure IBM Connections to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), you must deal with the Cognos part as well. This article explains how to configure SSL for a Connections server with Metrics installed, focusing on the SSL configuration for Cognos.
07 Dec 2012
Understanding roles in IBM Connection 4.0 Metrics
The IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics application has four kinds of roles: "metrics-report-run", "admin", "community-metrics-run", and "metrics-reader". This article introduces these roles, including their purpose and default mapped user, and what they do within Connections Metrics.
13 Dec 2012
Best practices for developing plug-ins for an IBM Lotus Notes standard client
At times the IBM Notes standard client's custom plug-ins can interfere with the product's startup, exit, or routine usage. If not used properly, the APIs provided by the Notes client can lead to problems. The article presents some of the best practices to avoid any impact to the core product as well as useful tips for plug-in developers.
13 Dec 2012
Introducing IBM Connection 4.0 Metrics reports
Learn all about the many types of IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics reports. We begin by discussing some common terms that appear in many reports, and we then categorize the metrics reports into particular types and then explain each category and Metrics report.
13 Dec 2012
Migrating from IBM Connections 3.0.1.x to 4.0: Best practices
Down time is a major concern for most users when performing a migration. This article summarizes the best practices for migrating from IBM Connections 3.0.1 to 4.0, based on our experience with customer support. We explain how to upgrade databases and the steps for Content Store and IBM WebSphere Application Server-side migration.
02 Jan 2013
Tips for an IBM Connections 3.0.1-to-4.0 database migration
This article explains how to troubleshoot an IBM Connections 3.0.1 to 4.0 database migration, including the database transfer process, and provides solutions to common issues and advice that can help you avoid the issues in the first place.
02 Jan 2013
Determining the best deployment topology for IBM Connections 4.0
Learn how to determine which topology is the best for your environment and what structure is recommended from a performance standpoint before deploying IBM Connections 4.0.
02 Jan 2013
Introducing the IBM Connections 4 plug-ins installer for IBM Lotus Notes
Learn about the new IBM Connections 4.0 plug-ins installer for IBM Lotus Notes. This new installer is based on the Addon installer but has some differences from the existing Connections plug-ins for Lotus Notes installer.
02 Jan 2013
Simplifying your IBM Sametime deployment using an efficient topology and automated scripts
Learn how to model and easily deploy your IBM Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 deployment on Linux. This paper describes a new script-based deployment tool for IBM Sametime that allows you to quickly create a set of deployment models, featuring the most efficient and costeffective groupings of Sametime servers, or packages. It covers the most widely used deployment scenarios for each of the functional components and includes detailed steps to expand the deployment from a small user base to a large user base.
18 Jan 2013
Building third-party Embedded Experience gadgets for IBM Connections Activity Stream
The IBM Connections 4.0 Activity Streams feature supports posting third-party microblogs onto Connection's Activity Streams and displaying details in the Embedded Experience (EE) OpenSocial gadget. This article introduces how to develop an EE gadget for third-party applications and demonstrates EE's interactive operations with the Facebook open API, such as retrieving its news feed and posting comments.
18 Jan 2013
Using and understanding the IBM Connections 4.0 Discuss This feature
Learn about the new IBM Connections 4.0 Discuss This feature that allows you to add any Web page-even a non-Connections Web page-into Connections as a Forum topic, making it easier to use forums to share information and collaborate with others.
18 Jan 2013
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