What's new in IBM Content Navigator 3.0.14?

Learn what's new and what changed for users and administrators in IBM Content Navigator 3.0.14.

Short encrypted links are renamed to short links

The links are not encrypted.

For Users
References to "short encrypted links" are changed to "short links".
For Administrators
In Administration > Settings, the Use short encrypted links label is renamed to Use short links.

IOS and Android apps support the loginMode parameter in the MDM application configuration

For Users
You can log in by using Single Sign-On mode.
For Administrators
You can configure the loginMode parameter with an "SSO" value to log in by using Single Sign-On mode. For more information, see

Bookmark is integrated with Edit service to edit documents

The bookmark link is integrated with Edit Service. You can easily access the Edit Service for document editing.

For Users
If Edit Service is enabled by your administrator, you can use Edit Service to edit your documents. Go to View Link on the document and select Link to item. Click Copy link or refer to Constructing a URL for IBM Content Navigator to manually construct the document link. Enter the link into a browser and append the isEditService=true parameter to the document URL. The document opens for editing. You can edit only the current version of the document.
For Administrators
Enable the Edit Service on the relevant desktop and repository.

Viewing and exporting modified properties in audit history

(For FileNet P8 repository only.) You can now view and export the modified properties for update events in audit history. For more information, see Viewing audit history.

A new parameter for Silent Installation

A new parameter, NOTICES_ACCEPTED, is used for the Notices agreement in the ecmclient_silent_install.txt configuration file. By default, this parameter is set to false.

For Administrators
Set both parameters, LICENSE_ACCEPTED and NOTICES_ACCEPTED, to true to install IBM Content Navigator 3.0.14 in silent mode. For more information, see Running a silent installation.

A new p8IgnoreIsDateOnly configuration parameter

The p8IgnoreIsDateOnly parameter is used to override the default behavior of the DateTime properties with the isDateOnly attribute set to true. The default is date-only properties.

For more information, see Configuration parameters.

Changing the Entry Template during a document check-in

(IBM FileNet P8 and IBM Content Manager users only.) If a document is added by an Entry Template, when you check in a document, you can change the entry template for that document. The document class is also updated.

For Users
As part of checking in a document, you can select a different Entry Template to assign to your document, which also updates the document class.
For Administrators
Select the desktop where you want to enable this feature. On the General tab, go to Additional Settings and select Allow users to change Entry Template during check in documents.

A new authentication behavior of the Edit Service client

The Edit Service client does not require users to authenticate again if they already authenticated through the IBM Content Navigator web browser.

There are special cases where authentication is still required from the Edit Service client.
  • A custom Identity Provider (IdP) server is used, which applies a token exchange mechanism during authentication.
  • When the Edit Service client is started after the user already authenticated IBM Content Navigator from the browser. In this situation, the user needs to refresh the browser page to allow the web to send the authentication token to the Edit client again. If the user does not refresh the browser, the Edit client resorts to the previous method of authentication and opens an authentication window.
  • A custom certificate is used and the password for the custom certificate is stored in the IBM Content Navigator database. In this case, the Edit client needs to retrieve the custom certificate password from the IBM Content Navigator database upon launch. This retrieval process requires authentication.
  • A user has unsaved document changes to the local workstation that results from a lost network connection or from other reasons. The network becomes online and tries to upload the unsaved changes.