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MES102 - Verse on Premises 2.0 Best Practices

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In July 2020 Verse on Premises 2.0 was released, delivering a slew of new features. And when V12 of Notes and Domino ships, iNotes will be officially deprecated in favor of VoP. Join me to learn about the functionality that VoP 2.0 brings. Additionally, learn about deployment and administrative best practices to ensure your VoP offering meets your user’s needs.

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MES102 - Verse on Premises 2.0 Best Practices

  1. 1. Verse on Premises 2.0 Best Practices Heather Hottenstein, RPR Wyatt
  2. 2. • Houston, Texas • A Domino girl in a Domino world! • 1994 – present • Domino Systems Administration • HCL Ambassador Class 2020 Member • RPR Wyatt • HCL Partner • Consulting Services • VitalSigns I Am...
  3. 3. • What is Verse on Premises (VoP)? • Why should you care? • What‘s new in VoP 2.0 • Installing Verse on Premises • Best Practices • Server Configuration, Security, Mail Managment • Additional Configuration Considerations • Future Plans Best Practices Verse on Premises
  4. 4. • Business email • Manage work, not email • Interact with Sametime and Connections within the same interface • Technically… • Domino mail.nsf • Accessed via web browser • Use in parallel with Notes client, iNotes (for now), Traveler and Nomad Verse on Premises Defined
  5. 5. • Verse is the mail client of the future • Domino 11 - no new iNotes features • Domino 12 - iNotes deprecated, replaced by Verse Why care about VOP?
  6. 6. • Progressive Web App (PWA) • Enhanced calendar options enabled automatically – VOP_GK_FEATURE_168=0 • Search by date range • File messages at send time • Mail rule management • Refresh content on mobile device • Reauthenticate by browser page vs iFrame • IE Deprecated What’s new in Verse 2.0?
  7. 7. • Three clicks for attachments and links – VOP_GK_FEATURE_217=1 • Display Notes name in business cards and type ahead – VOP_GK_FEATURE_206=1 • iwaredir.ntf supports SAML authentication 2.0 Administration Enhancements
  8. 8. • https://help.hcltechsw.com/verse_onprem/2.0.0/admin/vop_configuri ng_server.html • Additional download and install on the Domino server • System Requirements – https://support.hcltechsw.com/csm?id=kb_article&sysparm_article=KB00806 71&sys_kb_id=b75771981b37d8d4a2f48661cd4bcb34 – Domino 9.0.1 with Feature Pack 10 or higher on Microsoft Windows (64-bit 2008, 2012) or Red Hat Linux (64-bit 6) – Domino 10.0 or higher on Microsoft Windows (64-bit 2012, 2016), Red Hat Linux (64-bit 7), or AIX (64-bit 7.2, TL1 or higher) – Domino 10.0.1 or higher on IBM i version V7R2 or V7R3 – Domino 11.0 or higher on Microsoft Windows (64-bit 2012, 2016, 2019), Red Hat Linux (64-bit 7), or AIX (64-bit 7.2, TL1 or higher) Installing VoP 2.0
  9. 9. • Additional Domino Requirements • Mail template - mail9FP9.ntf or higher • HTTPS • International Characters display • Server document – Internet Protocols – Domino Web Engine – Use UTF-8 for output - Yes • Person Documents • Internet address • Internet password • ID Vault • Full text index • HTTPJVMMaxHeapSize=2048M HTTPJVMMaxHeapSizeSet=1 Installing VoP 2.0 (continued)
  10. 10. • Tell HTTP Quit – For upgrades first uninstall existing Verse jar files – <Domino program directory>/osgi/shared/eclipse/plugins OR – <Domino data directory>/domino/workspace/applications/eclipse/plugins – "*-1.0.*-0.0-*.jar", core-1.0.*.*.jar and servlet-1.0.*.*.jar • Extract HCL_Verse_On_Premises.zip file to datadominoworkspaceapplications • Copy iwaredir.ntf to the Domino data directory • Create or update iwaredir.nsf – On the UI Setup page enable Verse • Load HTTP • Configure Credential store (credstore.nsf), note cluster specifics • URL: https://domino_hostname.domain.com/verse Installing VoP 2.0 (continued)
  11. 11. • Domino clusters with self healing (Domino 10+) • Internet Clustering - DNS Round Robin/Load Balancer • DBMT • Transaction logging • DAOS • Web Site documents Server Configuration Best Practices
  12. 12. • Internet Protocols - HTTP - Number active threads • Show stat domino.threads.active.peak (NSF only) • Show stat http.peakconnections (All requests) • Tell traveler stat show -> Push.Devices.Total • Devices X 1.2 • Internet Protocols - HTTP - Concurrent Connections • Maximum number of concurrent network sessions • Equal or greater than active threads • Internet Protocols - HTTP - Persistent Connections - Disabled (note: default is enabled) Server Configuration Best Practices
  13. 13. • Network placement, firewall rules • Remote access - VPN, mobile phone hot spot • Server document - Security tab • Auto mail forwarding • Zip and exe attachments • SMTP - TLS configuration • Admin access - ACL vs Full Access Admin • Anti virus/Anti spam Security Best Practices
  14. 14. • HTTPDisableMethods=TRACE • Disables cross site scripting attack • Web Admin • DominoNoWebAdmin=1 Security Best Practices
  15. 15. • Domino Directory Profile (Actions - Edit Directory Profile) • Use more secure Internet Passwords • Server Configuration document • Enforce Internet Password Lockout - Yes • Server document • Security - Internet Authentication - Fewer name variations with higher security • Ports - Internet Ports - Enforce server access settings - Yes • Internet Protocols - HTTP - Allow HTTP clients to browse database - No • Internet Protocols - Domino Web Engine - Force login on SSL - Yes Psst the password is…Login controls
  16. 16. • Security Settings document • Password requirements, expiration • Internet password - Update Internet Password When Notes Client Password Changes • Force user to change Internet password on next login • Select Person document/s Action - Set Password Fields • End user training • Phishing Vigilance • Phrases vs words - iu2lhbihtwokh More Password Best Practices
  17. 17. • Login via ID Vault • Server Configuration document - Security - Internet Password Verification Domino 11 Login Option
  18. 18. • Two-factor authentication • https://domino- ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=two+factor+ authentication • Cyone • https://cyone.eu/products-and-solutions/two-factor- authentication/ Login Bonus
  19. 19. • Archive/Retention • eDiscovery • Journaling • Bulk sending • End user training Mail Management Best Practices
  20. 20. • Verse offline • VOP_GK_feature_37=0​ • Signature Image blocking • VOP_GK_FEATURE_176=1 • HCL SameTime Integration • VOP_GK_SAMETIME=1 • VOP_GK_SAMETIME_RICH_CLIENT=1 • HCL Connections Integration • VOP_LLN2_BSSUISERVER_URL=https://connections.company.com • box • VOP_BOX_CLIENT_ID=client_id Additional Goodies
  21. 21. • VoP Survey • https://leap.hcltechsw.com/apps/anon/org/app/84589483-9981-49d5-8aee- 90ae84fc4aaf/launch/index.html?form=F_Form1 • HCL Domino Product Ideas Portal (formerly Aha) • https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ Future of VoP
  22. 22. • Questions? • Thank you for attending! • heather@rprwyatt.com – https://rprwyatt.com/author/heatherrpr/ – https://www.facebook.com/heather.hottenstein.3 – https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-hottenstein-8b71b676/

In July 2020 Verse on Premises 2.0 was released, delivering a slew of new features. And when V12 of Notes and Domino ships, iNotes will be officially deprecated in favor of VoP. Join me to learn about the functionality that VoP 2.0 brings. Additionally, learn about deployment and administrative best practices to ensure your VoP offering meets your user’s needs.

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