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Social Connections VI -- Customizing Connections Profiles to Provide a Company-Wide Who Is Who

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Connections and especially Connections Profiles are very customizable. I will show you, based on the work my colleagues and I did for a customer, why, what and how you can customize the TDI assembly lines and the Connections Profiles user interface to provide your customers with a profiles experience adapted to their expectations (including leading and trailing titles, customized hierarchy trees, additional fields, imported rich text, etc.).

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Social Connections VI -- Customizing Connections Profiles to Provide a Company-Wide Who Is Who

  1. 1. © 2014 IBM Corporation Martin Leyrer – IT-Specialist IBM Software Services for Collaboration 2014-06-17 Customizing Connections Profiles to provide a Company-Wide "Who is Who"
  2. 2. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration4/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Legal Disclaimer ● © IBM Corporation 2014. All Rights Reserved. ● The information contained in this publication is provided for informational purposes only. While efforts were made to verify the completeness and accuracy of the information contained in this publication, it is provided AS IS without warranty of any kind, express or implied. In addition, this information is based on IBM’s current product plans and strategy, which are subject to change by IBM without notice. IBM shall not be responsible for any damages arising out of the use of, or otherwise related to, this publication or any other materials. Nothing contained in this publication is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, creating any warranties or representations from IBM or its suppliers or licensors, or altering the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement governing the use of IBM software. ● References in this presentation to IBM products, programs, or services do not imply that they will be available in all countries in which IBM operates. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in this presentation may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. Nothing contained in these materials is intended to, nor shall have the effect of, stating or implying that any activities undertaken by you will result in any specific sales, revenue growth or other results. ● Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user's job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. ● All customer examples described are presented as illustrations of how those customers have used IBM products and the results they may have achieved. Actual environmental costs and performance characteristics may vary by customer. ● IBM®, the IBM logo, Lotus®, Lotus Notes®, Notes®, Domino®, Quickr®, Sametime®, WebSphere®, UC2®, Connections, … are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. ● Microsoft and Windows are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. ● Intel, Intel Centrino, Celeron, Intel Xeon, Intel SpeedStep, Itanium, and Pentium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. ● UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the United States and other countries. ● Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.
  3. 3. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration5/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Who Am I Martin Leyrer IBM Collaboration Solutions (ICS, the brand formerly known as Lotus) IT-Specialist with IBM Austria IBM e-mail: martin.leyrer@at.ibm.com E-mail: leyrer@gmail.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/leyrer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leyrer Blog 1: http://www.leyon.at LinkedIn: http://at.linkedin.com/in/leyrer Xing: www.xing.com/profile/Martin_Leyrer Martin Leyrer ICS IT-Specialist Mail: martin.leyrer@at.ibm.com Phone: +43 664 618 6826 Martin Leyrer ICS IT-Specialist Mail: martin.leyrer@at.ibm.com Phone: +43 664 618 6826
  4. 4. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration6/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation The Who ● Existing Domino customer ● Already had a “Who is Who” application running – Based on Typo3 – Static – Centrally managed – Manually managed – No Single Sign On (SSO) ● Looking for something “better”
  5. 5. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration7/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Who Is Who ● Based on Connections entitlement – No additional SW cost for the customer ● Extends existing functionality with social functions ● Feed HR personnel data directly into the system ● Extend person data from other systems ● Integrate centrally managed employee photos (CI) ● SSO with Operating System (SPNEGO)
  6. 6. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration8/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  7. 7. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration9/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  8. 8. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration10/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  9. 9. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration11/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation User Import – Custom Iterator
  10. 10. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration12/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation DIIOP Connector
  11. 11. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration13/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Map Fields
  12. 12. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration14/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Lookup Manager
  13. 13. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration15/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Lookup Manager
  14. 14. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration16/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Managing Errors
  15. 15. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration17/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation tdi-profiles-config.xml ● <profileExtensionAttributes> ● ... ● <!-- add one simple attribute START --> ● <!-- sourceKey ... The name of the !!! LDAP attribute !!! that maps to the extension attribute. This parameter is required. --> ● <simpleAttribute extensionId="twittername" length="256" sourceKey="twitter" /> ● <!-- add one simple attribute END --> ● </profileExtensionAttributes>
  16. 16. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration18/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation profiles-types.xml ● <type> ● ... ● <!-- add one simple attribute START --> ● <property> ● <ref>twittername</ref> ● <updatability>readwrite</updatability> ● <hidden>false</hidden> ● </property> ● <!-- add one simple attribute END --> ● </type>
  17. 17. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration19/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Easy as 1-2-3 ● Make sure you ALWAYS have at least a “$dn” field with the proper content ● The content of the “$dn” field must correspond to the name returned by LDAP ● Work Attributes can be referenced in map_dbrepos_from_source.properties ● Implement proper error handling
  18. 18. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration20/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Photo Import – Assembly Line
  19. 19. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration21/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Photo Import – Assembly Line
  20. 20. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration22/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation DIIOP
  21. 21. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration23/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Input Mapping
  22. 22. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration24/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Skip, Not Ignore
  23. 23. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration25/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Accessing the File Data
  24. 24. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration26/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Write Image to File
  25. 25. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration27/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation User Interface Adoptions ● Extension Attributes – tdi-profiles-config.xml – profiles-config.xml – profile-types.xml ● String Bundles – LotusConnections-config.xml ● Widgets – widgets-config.xml ● Freemarker Templates – profileDetails.ftl – profileEdit.ftl – searchResults.ftl – businessCardInfo.ftl
  26. 26. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration28/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation CheckOut ● cd C:IBMWebSphereAppServerprofilesic-dmgr01bin ● wsadmin.bat -lang jython -host ic-dmgr01.issc.local -username wasadmin -password passw0rd ● execfile("profilesAdmin.py") ● ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig("C:/IBM/tmp", "ic- cell")
  27. 27. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration29/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation C:/IBM/tmp/profiles-config.xml ● <profileExtensionAttributes> … <!-- add one simple attribute START --> <simpleAttribute extensionId="twittername" length="256" /> <!-- add one simple attribute END --> </profileExtensionAttributes> ... ● Change <templateReloading>0</templateReloading> to <templateReloading>1</templateReloading>
  28. 28. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration30/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation C:/IBM/tmp/profileEdit.ftl <@util.renderSection sectionLabel="contactInformation"> ... <@util.renderFormControl ref="blogUrl" singleColumnLayout=false nlsKey="label.blogUrl"/> <#-- add one simple attribute START --> <@util.renderFormControl ref="twittername" singleColumnLayout=false nlsKey="label.twittername"/> <#-- add one simple attribute END --> </@util.renderSection>
  29. 29. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration31/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation C:/IBM/tmp/profileDetails.ftl <#-- add one simple attribute START --> <@util.renderProperty ref="twittername" nlsKey="label.twittername" hideIfEmpty=false ; ref, dataId, dataKey, nlsKey, nlsBundle> <tr> <th scope="row"> <@util.renderNls nlsKey=nlsKey/> </th> <td><p> <@util.renderValue ref=ref renderAs="twittername"/> </p></td> </tr> </@util.renderProperty> <#-- add one simple attribute END -->
  30. 30. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration32/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation C:IBMtmpprofiles-types.xml <type> ... <!-- add one simple attribute START --> <property> <ref>twittername</ref> <updatability>readwrite</updatability> <hidden>false</hidden> </property> <!-- add one simple attribute END --> </type>
  31. 31. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration33/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Labels ● Extract from the installedApps/Profiles.ear/lc.profiles.app.war/WEB- INF/lib/lc.profiles.web.app.jar:com/ibm/lconn/profiles/strings/ui.properti es file the version of each resource file for each locale and save a copy for each locale like this: <IBM_Connections_Customization_Dir>/strings/com.ibm.lconn.profiles .strings.ui.properties ● com.ibm.lconn.profiles.strings.ui.properties # Label mod START label.twittername=Twitter Handle # Label mod END
  32. 32. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration34/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation
  33. 33. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration35/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Further Reading ● Connections Wiki: Developing custom Tivoli Directory Integrator assembly lines for Profiles – Setting up your development environment – Using a custom source repository connector – Using the PhotoConnector – https://ibm.biz/BdRWb7 ● Connections Wiki: Creating a simple profile data model and template customization – https://ibm.biz/BdRWpE
  34. 34. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration36/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Honorary Mention
  35. 35. © 2014 IBM Corporationmartin.leyrer@at.ibm.com, IBM Software Services for Collaboration37/38 © 2012 IBM Corporation Q & A Martin Leyrer IBM Collaboration Solutions IT-Specialist with IBM Austria IBM e-mail: martin.leyrer@at.ibm.com E-mail: leyrer@gmail.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/leyrer Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leyrer Blog: http://www.leyon.at LinkedIn: http://at.linkedin.com/in/leyrer Martin Leyrer ICS IT-Specialist Mail: martin.leyrer@at.ibm.com Phone: +43 664 618 6826 Martin Leyrer ICS IT-Specialist Mail: martin.leyrer@at.ibm.com Phone: +43 664 618 6826
  36. 36. © IBM Corporation, IBM Software Services for Collaboration © 2012 IBM Corporation

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