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Simplify the administration of IBM Connections with this easy to install and easy to use web interface tool. Complex multilevel administration commands can be done with just a single click, even by ...

Simplify the administration of IBM Connections with this easy to install and easy to use web interface tool. Complex multilevel administration commands can be done with just a single click, even by administrators without WebSphere background.

Easily accelerate and automate administrative tasks and enhance the maintenance tasks for IBM Connections. Benefit from extremely lowered effort for training and maintenance.

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  • Connections Administration Toolkit v3 - Technical Workshop for Connections Administrators -edcom Software & Consulting TIMETOACT GROUPBaierbrunner Str. 39 Im Mediapark 2D-81379 München D-50670 Colognewww.edcom.de WWW.TIMETOACT.DE/CAT
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitAgenda1. IBM Connections 7. Files Administration & 8. Forums Configuration 9. User Management2. CAT Overview 10. Profiles3. General Configuration & Administration 11. Moderation4. Activities 12. Wikis5. Blogs 13. Search6. Communities 14. News Page 2
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 3
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitIBM Connections Administration Overview General Configuration General Administration Services User Management Notifications Customizing Language Selector Extending & Integration Connectivity & SSL Troubleshooting Feature Configuration Feature Administration Scheduled Jobs Members Size limits Cache & Trash Feature Parameters Application & Widgets Moderation Libraries & Policies Profile Types Search Index Object- and Filetypes Scheduled Jobs … … Page 4
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitHow Connections Administration Works Configuration wsadmin XML file repository Case-sensitive command line 30+ files administering 6,000+ lines of XML Manually enter commands 425+ parameters Complex command syntax 300+ commands Changing configurations Many commands for 1 task wsadmin Variables to transfer values Check-out / check-in procedure between commands Manually edit XML files Type conversion for variables Administration Copy & paste values from MBeans Connections databases Python wsadmin commands Page 5
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkitwsadmin Example:Add a New Member to an Activity 1. Start wsadmin command line environment: wsadmin –lang jython –user <wasadmin> -password <password> 2. Load Activities Python Script: execfile("activitiesAdmin.py") 3. Store the new member into a temporary variable: newMember=ActivitiesMemberService.fetchMemberByName(“John Doe”) 4. Store the activity into a tempory variable: act=ActivityService.fetchActivityById *) ("FFFGc66a55370a2c423eafa5bd0a4b443a70”) *) Additional operations required to get the UUID of the activity 5. Convert the variables from “hash” to “vector”: from java.util import Vector newMemberVec = Vector() newMemberVec.add(newMember) actVec = Vector() ActVec.add(act) 6. Add the new member to the activity: AccessControlService.setMembersAccess(actVec,newMemberVec) Page 6
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitAdministrative Skills Required Using wsadmin – Your administrator has to be familiar with Connections commands XML configuration files Connections administration procedures WebSphere administration techniques Additional skills required for Database system Tivoli Directory Integrator IBM HTTP Server Certificate management Proxy LDAP directory Page 7
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitConnections Administration Toolkit CATIntuitive Interface for the Connections Administrator Page 8
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 9
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitOverview Architecture Installation Preferences CAT Roles Logging User Interface Page 10
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCAT Architecture Connections XML Files Connections MBeans Change Configuration Databases Execute Commands Get Data REST API CAT Database Logging, Menus, Get and Put Data Preferences Page 11
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCAT Installation Review Create CAT database DB2, Oracle, SQL-Server Create CAT data source Scope should be Cell or the WAS server CAT is installed to Install CAT .ear Into any WebSphere application server of your Connections cell Map users or groups to CAT roles Enter license key and configuration preferences Page 12
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCAT Preferences REST RunAs User MBean RunAs User Deployment Manager IP or Name SOAP Port Bootstrap Port SMTP Configuration Page 13
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCAT Roles Page 14
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCAT Logging Each action is logged CAT is prompting for comments Log is stored in CAT database Different views Most recent Last day Last week Last month Page 15
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCAT User Interface Page 16
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 17
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitGeneral Configuration Connections Services Notifications Language Selector Page 18
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitConnections Services Set for each Connections Application Enable / Disable SSL enable Standard URL SSL URL Interservice URL Additional CAT Features Copy values from Defaults line to selected features Select / unselect all features with 1 click Save and restore a working configuration Page 19
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitNotification Configuration Configure for each Notification Event Enabled Sender address to be used Additional CAT Features Copy values from Defaults line to selected events Select / unselect all events with 1 click Select / unselect all events of a Connections application Save and restore a working configuration Page 20
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitLanguage Selector Base Configuration Enable Select languages Specify default language Enable cookie Specify cookie name and domain Additional CAT Features Sort languages using up and down arrows Move a language with one click to the top or bottom of the list Enable all languages with one click Page 21
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitPost Configuration Tasks from ISC Synchronize all Connections nodes Should happen automatically Restart all Connections clusters Page 22
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitGeneral Administration - Schedulers Schedulers List All Schedulers Clear All Schedulers Background Solve scheduler related problems by restarting all schedulers Solves many but not all scheduler problems Do so if Connections documentation or IBM instructs you to Restart of all Connections clusters required Page 23
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 24
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitActivities – Configure - Schedulers One tab for each Scheduler of an Connections application Current configuration Get current status with Get Details Pause or Resume a scheduler Change Cron configuration Do NOT change the Scope Page 25
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitActivities – Manage: Overview Filter activities Manage a list of selected activities Manage a single activity Page 26
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFilter Activities By ... Type Name Completed Start / end date Deleted Orphaned Tags Template UUID Open User Result list sortable by Author several criteria Creator Owner Reader Clear filter to initiate a new All roles search Page 27
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitActivities Filter Page 28
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a List of Activities Export Delete Restore Purge Add Member Remove MemberNote paginationcontrols Page 29
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a Single ActivityInfo – Tab All meta dataMember Management Search for a member Add member(s) Remove member(s) Change role assignment Page 30
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitMembers of a Community Activity Membership and Do not change role assignment membership or are controlled by role assignment the community with CAT Page 31
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 32
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitBlogs – Configure General Rendering Comment and Trackback Upload Capability Theme Page 33
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitBlogs – Manage: Overview Filter blogs Manage a list of selected blogs Manage a single blog Page 34
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFilter Blogs By ... Name Tags User UUID Author Result list sortable by Draft several criteria Owner All roles Page 35
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a List of Blogs Delete selected blogs Page 36
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a Single Blog Info – Tab Member Management List all members Search for a member in the list Add or remove of members not yet implemented Page 37
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 38
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCommunities – Configure Description summary size Hide Start a Community button from unauthenticated users Rendering parameters Page 39
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCommunities – Manage: Overview Filter communities General manage communities Manage a list of selected communities Manage a single community Page 40
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFilter Communities By ... Type User All All Roles Subcommunities Creator Public Communities Member Moderated Communities Owner Restricted Communities Tags Orphaned Communities UUID Name Sort result list by several criteria Page 41
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitGeneral Manage Communities Create a Community Add alternate Owner Remove a User from all Communities Page 42
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a List of Communities Change Name Delete Community Change Description Page 43
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a Single Community (1)Info – Tab Member Management All meta data Search for a member in the list Add / Remove member(s) Refresh member(s) Page 44
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a Single Community (2) Tags Add / Delete tags Policy See current usage Assign different policy Page 45
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 46
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFiles – Configure (1) Configure User Interface Caching Uploads Repository Mime types Restricted file types Object types Page 47
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFiles – Configure (2) Page 48
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFiles – Configure (3) Mime Types File Restrictions Media Object Types Scheduled Tasks Page 49
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFiles – Manage - Libraries: Overview Filter libraries Delete libraries Manage a library Page 50
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFilter Files Libraries Filter libraries by Specify Sort By Parameter Type Title Personal Last Update Community Size Orphaned Created Date Title Library ID Owner ID Policy Page 51
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitDelete Libraries Select libraries Click Delete Libraries Page 52
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitLibrary Meta Data Click on magnifier icon for library Info Tab contains all meta data Page 53
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitAssign Different Policy To A Library Select Policy Tab Select Policy from dropbox Page 54
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFiles – Manage – Policies Filter policies by Name Policy ID Specify Sort By parameter Create a new policy Delete policies from result list Edit a policies Maximum Size in result list Page 55
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 56
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitForums – Configure Manage forums uploads Configure schedulers Page 57
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitForums – Manage: Overview Filter Forums by Result display: Name Sortable result list Creator or Modifier Hierarchical tree State NodeUUID Type Page 58
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitForums – Filter - Results Flat View Hierarchical View Export displayed result list as CSV file. Delete selected forums, topics, replies Page 59
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage a Single Forum Info – Tab : Forums Details Members overview Type (searchable list) State Description Level … Page 60
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 61
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitRecap: User Data ArchitectureUID: - Ex LDAP - Key between LDAP & Profiles LDAP - Has to be unique E-Mail GUID Login UID - Don‘t change DN CN ID ... - Mapping configurableGUID: - Ex LDAP - Key between Profiles & Features - Has to be unique TDI - Changes are synchronized - Mapping configurable FEATUREUUID: - Unique Object ID in Feature DBs E-Mail Name GUID Login Items UUID State - Different in feature databasesLogin - Ex LDAP PROFILESItems: - Associated with the users UUID E-Mail Name GUID Login Login Items UUID - Cannot be incorporated by other State UID ID users FEATURELogin ID, E-Mail und UID: E-Mail Name GUID Login Items UUID StateConfigurable for Connections authentication Page 62
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitUser Management – By User: Overview Filter users by E-Mail UID Display Name GUID Login ID Tags Type Manage multiple users Manage tags Delete users from Profiles Manage a single user: Open details with magnifier Tabs for Profiles and Features Page 63
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitManage Multiple Users Delete users Select users Click Delete selected Users Tagging Select users Add or remove tags Page 64
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitUser Management – By User „Profiles“ Tab Edit User All user meta data from Swap GUID PROFILES db Print Toggle Inactivate / Activate Delete User Publish Data Change UID Page 65
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitUser Management – By User „Features“ Tab Inactivate User User meta data from feature Sync with Directory db‘s Swap GUID Activate User Check for Duplicates Page 66
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitUser Management – By User „Tags“ Tab Add Tags Remove Tags Replace Tags Page 67
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitUser Management – By Feature Sync member data of all users in selected feature database(s) with LDAP Select feature(s) Confirm update on email / login id match Click Sync Selected with Directory Please note: This can take a while Page 68
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 69
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitProfiles Configuration Advanced Statistics Object Cache User Interface Full Reports-To Cache Page 70
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitProfiles Advanced Configuration Page 71
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitProfiles Configuration Statistics Object Cache User Interface Full Reports-To Cache Page 72
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitProfile Types Configuration Select property Select scope Enable / disable property for Self: Profile owner only profile types Colleagues: Members of profile owners network Person: People with the person role in the Profiles app None Page 73
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 74
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitRecap Moderation Moderation Types Pre-Publishing Workflow Post-Publishing Workflow Applications with Content Moderation Blogs inside / outside Communities Files inside / outside Communities Forums only inside Communities Page 75
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitRecap Moderation Roles Global Moderation Moderators for all Blogs, Forums, Community-Files JEE Role global-moderator in Blogs / Foren / Communities Plus: JEE Rolle global-moderator in Moderation Centralized Moderation Interface (=> On top of Connections UI) Owner Moderation Moderators of their Blogs, Community-Files and Forums Must be owner Configured in contentreview-config.xml Owner can publish without approval Community Actions > Moderate Community Page 76
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitModeration Overview Configure Moderation Flag Categories for Blogs Files Forums Page 77
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFlag Categories Categories Labels Create Enter description in different Edit languages Delete Select language and click Apply Filter Page 78
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitBlogs Moderation Select category Configure reviewers Page 79
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCommunity-Files Moderation Page 80
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitForums Moderation Select category Configure reviewers Page 81
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 82
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitWikis – Configure (1) Configure User Interface Caching Uploads Repository Mime types Restricted file types Object types Page 83
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitWikis – Configure (2) Page 84
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitWikis – Configure (3) Mime Types File Restrictions Scheduled Tasks Page 85
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitWikis – Manage: Overview Filter wikis Set policy Delete wiki Export wiki meta data Page 86
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitWikis – Manage: Details Page 87
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitWikis – Manage - Policies Filter policies by Name Policy ID Specify Sort By parameter Create a new policy Delete policies from result list Edit a policies Maximum Size from result list Page 88
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitAssign Different Policy To A Wiki Select Policy Tab Select Policy from dropbox Page 89
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 90
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitSearch - Configuration Attachment handling Language sensitivity Max. attachment size Max. crawler threads Cache file size Backup type Max. cache entries Post backup script Cache expiry time Max. concurrent downloads Max. temp dir size Download throttle Page 91
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitSearch - Manage General Manage selected tasks Add Search Task Edit Task Run Search Task Purge Index Include/Exclude User from Delete Task SaND Recommendations Filter Search tasks by type All Backup Task File Content Task Indexing Task Optimize Task SAND Task Page 92
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitFilter Search Tasks Page 93
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitSearch Tasks: Details & Manage Page 94
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitExecute Search Task Now Page 95
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitCreate New Search Task Page 96
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitAdd / Remove User from Recommendations Page 97
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 98
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration ToolkitConfigure News Page 99
  • Technical Workshop: Connections Administration Toolkit Page 100