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SHOW301: Make Your IBM®
Connections Deployment
Your Own: Customize It!
Klaus Bild, Belsoft AG
Wannes Rams, GFI

© 2014 IBM Corporation
This presentation mentions the following
Copyrights and Trademarks
§  IBM® Connections

§  Android™

§  IBM Cognos®

§  BlackBerry®

§  IBM® Lotus® Connections 3.0

§  CKEditor™

§  IBM® Domino®

§  Firefox®

§  IBM® Sametime®

§  Google Maps™

§  IBM® Tivoli®

§  Microsoft® Windows®

§  IBM® WebSphere®

§  Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2
§  OASIS®
§  LinkedIn®
§  Twitter®
§  Wordpress®

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Introduction
About Klaus Bild

®
®

kbild.ch

twitter.com/kbild

linkedin.com/in/kbild

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Introduction

About Wannes Rams

wannes.rams.be

twitter.com/wannesrams

linkedin.com/in/wannesrams

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Introduction

And what do Klaus and Wannes have in common?

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Introduction
Goal

Show you live what
can be customized
and give you a starting point
for your
own customizations
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Agenda – First Part
§  Introduction
§  User Interface
§  Login Page
§  Notifications
§  Getting Started Page
§  Communities
§  Wikis
§  Profiles
§  Richtext Editor

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Agenda – Second Part (if time will allow it)
§  Media Gallery Object Types
§  Mobile App
§  Reports
§  Desktop Plugin
§  IBM Connections Content Manager

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Introduction
So, who are you?

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Introduction
Our environment

§  Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
§  IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 (IBM Domino LDAP, single box installation)
§  CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_DEBUG enabled
§  Next Generation Theme
§  Profile templateReloading in profiles-config.xml set to 15 secs
§  Login credentials stored in soap.client.properties
-> Always disable debug & reloading settings in production!

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Introduction
Remarks

§  We use following abbreviations:
–  custom_dir: Customization directory, check the WebSphere variable
CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH
(here D:IBMConnectionsdatasharedcustomization )
–  provision_dir: Provision directory, check the WebSphere variable
CONNECTIONS_PROVISION_PATH
(here D:IBMConnectionsdatasharedprovision)
–  profiles_dir: WebSphere profiles directory
(here D:IBMWebSphereAppServerprofiles)
–  htdocs: HTTP Server htdocs directory
(here D:IBMHTTPServerhtdocs)
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User Interface – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Change logo and colors
–  Add a custom menu and permanent link

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User Interface - Example

Custom menu

Custom permanent link

Custom colors, logo
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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop Common App

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  We are using the Next Generation Theme
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_themes_for_IBM_Connections_4.5_CR1_ic451

§  NextGen Theme works different than the standard theme
–  We have to customize a source file (com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar)
–  This is more a hack than a proper documented way (but it is a supported way!)
–  Therefore you have to backup your changes before any fix/fixpack installation or upgrade
(the changes may be overwritten)
–  Standard theme customization is easier, just create your own theme css file in
custom_dirthemesdefaultTheme

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Go to folder provision_dirwebresources
§  Open com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar with a zip program

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors
§  Extract all files to
provision_dirwebresourcescom.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Delete the file com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar
§  Rename the new folder to com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar
REMARK: customizations can directly be tested, no repacking needed

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Open the new folder com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar and navigate to
resourcescssdefaultTheme

§  Open defaultTheme.css with a text editor

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Search .lotusui30 div.lotusBanner .lotusRightCorner
§  Replace the color gradient #3c404 - #151718 with #00b2ef - #00649d

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Hide the IBM logo and add a new logo

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Copy your referenced logo ibmconnect.png to the htdocsimages folder

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User Interface – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications“
§  Start the Common App

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User Interface – Result
Change Logo and Colors
§  Refresh the browser

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User Interface – How to
Custom Menu and Permanent Link
§  Copy the header.jsp file from
profiles_dirAppSrv01installedAppsconnectionsCell01Homepage.ear
homepage.warnavtemplates to custom_dircommonnavtemplates

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User Interface – How to
Custom Menu and Permanent Link

§  Open the copied header.jsp file with a text editor
§  Change/Add some lines at the end of the file


Reference to custom menu

"

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Custom permanent link
User Interface – How to
Custom Menu and Permanent Link

§  Copy the referenced image question.png to the htdocsimages folder

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User Interface – How to
Custom Menu and Permanent Link

§  Create a folder called menu and create the referenced jsp file ibmconnect14.jsp

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User Interface – How to
Custom Menu and Permanent Link

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User Interface – Result
Custom Menu and Permanent Link
§  Refresh your browser

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User Interface – Resources
§  Customizing the user interface
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_user_interface_ic45
§  Customization of the Next Gen Theme
http://kbild.ch/2013/07/customization-of-the-next-gen-theme-for-ibm-connections/
§  Customizing the navigation bar
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_navigation_bar_ic45

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Login Page – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Add a disclaimer to the login page

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Login Page – Example

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Login Page – How to
Alter the login.jsp

§  We need to change login.jsp. To do that copy
profiles_dir/AppSrv01/installedApps/connectionsCell01/Blogs.ear/blogs.war/nav/
templates/login.jsp

to

custom_dircommonnavtemplates

§  Replace the following part

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Login Page – How to
Alter the login.jsp

§  With the following code to add the agreement text and agreement button

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Login Page – How to
Alter the login.jsp

§  Next thing is to change the loginbutton to make it disabled and assign an id for reference in
our javascript.
Change this code

§  With this

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Login Page – How to
Add Javascript

§  Now we need to add a small piece of javascript to detect if the agreement was accepted to
change the login button to enabled
§  To do this add following javascript to the script section of the file

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Login Page – How to
Add property file(s)

§  Last step is to add the property files that contain the actual text. To do so add a new file to
custom_dirstrings

§  Name the file
com.ibm.lconn.core.strings.templates.properties

§  You can add files for other languages if you have a multi-language deployment

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Login Page – How to
§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications“
§  Stop and Start the
Common and
Homepage App

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Login Page – Result
§  Refresh your browser

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Login Page – Resources
§  Customizing IBM Lotus Connections 3.0
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/dw/lotus/LC30CustomizeFinal.pdf

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Notifications – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Change default notifications texts
–  Change global sender for notifications
–  Change default notifications sending intervals
–  Change logo and colors

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Notifications – Example

Custom text

Changed sender
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Custom colors, logo
Notifications – Example

Change default weekly
newsletters to daily

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Notifications – How to
Change Text

§  Open following folder:
profiles_dirDmgr01configcellsconnectionsCell01LotusConnections-config
notifications

§  Here you can find the source files for all the different notifications

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Notifications – How to
Change Text

§  Open notification(_en).properties in the resourcesnls folder

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Notifications – How to
Change Text

§  Change the text IBM Connections to IBM Connect 14
§  Do the same for each language file which you want to use

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Notifications – How to
Change Text

§  Go back to the notifications folder and now open the notification(_en).properties in
newsresourcesnls

§  Change every occurrence of IBM Connections to IBM Connect 14

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Notifications – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Go back to the notifications folder and now open the style.ftl in newsaggregated
§  Change every occurrence of color #474747 to #025d9c

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Notifications – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Change the referenced footer image from ibmLogoWhite23.png to ibmconnect.png

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Notifications – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Go back to notification and copy ibmconnect.png to resourcesimages

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Notifications – How to
Change Logo and Colors

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications“
§  Stop an Start the
News App

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Notifications – How to

Change Default Notifications Settings
§  Start the wsadmin client and execute connectionsConfig.py
§  Check out the notification-config.xml
LCConfigService.checkOutNotificationConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

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Notifications – How to

Change Default Notifications Settings
§  Open notification-config.xml in D:temp
§  Change properties for sender and mobile links

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Notifications – How to

Change Default Notifications Settings
§  Change all defaultFollowFrequency="WEEKLY” to defaultFollowFrequency=”DAILY"

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Notifications – How to

Change Default Notifications Settings
§  Close the file and check it in
LCConfigService.checkInNotificationConfig()
§  Execute newsAdmin.py

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Notifications – How to

Change Default Notifications Settings
§  Run following command to refresh the default Email settings:
NewsEmailDigestService.refreshDefaultEmailPrefsFromConfig()

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Notifications – Result

Change Default Notifications Settings
§  Check the new settings in the browser by resetting to default notifications settings

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Notifications – Result
Change Logo and Colors

§  You can trigger the email digests by accessing the following URL to verify your settings
(admin will only receive digest)
http://connections.snt.com/news/web/testEmailDigestSendMail.action?type=daily
§  Or for all users
http://connections.snt.com/news/web/testEmailDigestSendMail.action?type=daily&initNextTranche=true

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Notifications – Result
Change Logo and Colors

§  Check Newsletters in your mail client (Desktop and Mobile)

Mail on Mobile

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Notifications – Resources
§  Customizing notifications
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_notifications_ic45
§  Including mobile links in notifications
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Including_mobile_links_in_notifications_ic45
§  Setting the default frequency of email digests
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Setting_the_default_frequency_of_email_digests_ic45

§  Verifying email digests
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Verifying_email_digests_ic45

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Getting Started Page – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Add a tab to the Getting Started Page

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Getting Started Page – Example

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Getting Started Page – How to
§  To add a tab to the getting started page we need to start the wsadmin client and execute
homepageAdmin.py
§  Check out the gettingstarted-config.xml
HomepageCellConfig.checkOutGettingstartedConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

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Getting Started Page – How to
§  Add following to the gettingstarted-config.xml file

§  All content must share the same host (http://connections.snt.com). Use your IBM http server
to host the content

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Getting Started Page – How to
§  To add the text for the tab, add a customization file to
custom_dirstrings

§  Name it com.ibm.lconn.homepage.resources.nls.jsp.jsp_resources.properties and
add the title for the tab

§  You can add files for other languages if you have a multi-language deployment

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Getting Started Page – How to
§  Close the file and check it in
HomepageCellConfig.checkInGettingstartedConfig()

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Getting Started Page – How to
§  Execute connectionsConfig.py and run following commands to update your configuration/
version stamp
LCConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)
LCConfigService.updateConfig(“versionStamp”,””)
LCConfigService.checkInConfig()

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Getting Started Page – How to
§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications“
§  Stop an Start the
Homepage App

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Getting Started Page – Result
§  Refresh your browser

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Getting Started Page – Ressources
§  Customizing the Getting Started view
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_Getting_Started_view_ic45

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Communities – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Create two additional Community themes
–  Add labels for this new themes
–  Add the themes
–  Create two simple Widgets
–  Add these Widgets to Communities

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Communities – Example
Theme

Two new themes (Belsoft, Gfi)

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Take defaultTheme.css as template and create a new theme css (nameTheme.css) in folder
custom_dirthemesnameTheme
-> create folders belsoftTheme and gfiTheme and create files belsoftTheme.css and
gfiTheme.css in this folders

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Take your customized NextGen defaultTheme.css as source
for the new css files (provision_dirwebresources
com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jarresourcescssdefaultTheme)

§  change all relative paths to absolute
../../sprite/sprite16.png - > /com.ibm.social.gen4.theme/sprite/sprite16.png
§  Customize the theme css files (Belsoft, Gfi) by changing the color gradients

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Pay special attention how to link your custom images and where you have to place them

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Start the wsadmin client and execute communitiesAdmin.py
§  Check out the communities-config.xml
CommunitiesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Open communities-config.xml in D:temp
§  Add your new themes (the labels and thumbnails will be added in the next steps)

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Check in communities-config.xml
CommunitiesConfigService.checkInConfig()

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Add com.ibm.lconn.communities.strings.ui.properties to custom_dirstrings
folder and add your labels

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Copy the theme thumbnail images to custom_dircommunitiesimages

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Communities – How to
Theme

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications“
§  Stop and Start the Communities App

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Communities – Result
Theme

§  Open a Community and change the theme to one of the new themes

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Communities – Example
Widgets

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Communities – How To
Widgets

§  We will add two very simple widgets to the Communities application. An iFrame widget
showing clickable images that will guide you through the community and a widget that will
show the displayname and email address of the logged on user.
§  Add the widgets to your communities customization path
custom_dircommunities

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Communities – How To
Widgets

§  Test if you can access the widget descriptor

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Communities – How To
Widgets

§  Now we add the widget to our Connections communities, start the wsadmin client and
execute communitiesAdmin.py
§  Check out the widgets-config.xml
CommunitiesConfigService.checkOutWidgetsConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01')

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Communities – How To
Widgets

§  Open widgets-config.xml in D:temp
§  Add your new widget definition

§  Check in widgets-config.xml
CommunitiesConfigService.checkInWidgetsConfig()

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This will define the widget to
display in the middle column of the
community
Communities – How to
Theme

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications“
§  Stop and Start the Communities App

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Communities – Result
Widgets

§  Go to your Community and click “Community Actions – Customize”

§  Select your widgets to add them

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Communities – Resources
§  Adding a custom theme to Communities
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Adding_a_custom_theme_to_Communities_ic45
§  Branding Communities in IBM Connections (Jerald Mahurin)
http://www.sociallycurious.com/2013/05/21/branding-communities-ibm-connections
§  Enabling custom widgets for Communities
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Enabling_custom_widgets_for_Communities_ic45

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Wikis – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Change the default Welcome Page of Wikis

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Wikis – Example

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Wikis – How to
Welcome Page

§  Create a new Wiki and click edit
§  Change the Welcome Page to your needs, we will use it as template for the customization
§  Switch to the HTML Source view and copy the HTML code

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Wikis – How to
Welcome Page

§  Paste the HTML code into a file and remove all “end of lines” (EOL)

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Wikis – How to
Welcome Page
§  Create
com.ibm.lconn.share.services.handlers.wiki.nls.WikiWelcomeMessages_en.properties

in custom_dirstrings and add your title and HTML code (one line!)

§  Create a property file for every language you want to support

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Wikis – How to
Welcome Page

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and Start
the Wikis App

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Wikis – Result
Welcome Page

§  Create a new Wiki

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Wikis – Resources
§  Customizing the Wikis welcome page
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_Wikis_welcome_page_ic45

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Profiles - Agenda
§  Add custom profile fields
§  Synchronize custom fields using IBM TDI
§  Add a profile widget
§  Add profile types

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Profiles – Introduction
Add custom profile fields

§  In this part we will:
–  Add custom profile fields
–  Create customized labels
–  Add custom macros for advanced layout
–  Edit the freemarker templates to display the custom fields

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Profiles – Example
Add custom profile fields

Custom field from LDAP

Custom field type

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Profiles – Example
Add custom profile fields

Custom field type

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Start the wsadmin client and execute profilesAdmin.py
§  Check out the profiles-config.xml
ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

§  We need to declare the custom fields in the profiles-config.xml, open the file with a text
editor
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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Add following attributes to the Profile Data Model

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Now we need to associate the new fields with a profile type
§  To do so, edit the profiles-types.xml and add the new fields to the default profile

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Check in the profiles-config.xml
ProfilesConfigService.checkInConfig()

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  We need to add custom strings for the interface labels
§  To do so we will create a custom resource bundle
com.connect.profiles.strings.uilabels.properties in custom_dirstrings

§  Create translation files for all languages you want to support

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Now we need to register the custom resource bundle and make it available for the
Freemarker templates
§  To register the file, check out the Connections configuration. First execute
connectionsConfig.py and the check out LotusConnections-config.xml
LCConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

§  Add following to the LotusConnections-config.xml file in the resources section

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Check in the configuration file
LCConfigService.checkInConfig()

§  Check out the profiles-config.xml again
ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Edit the profiles-config.xml file and
add a reference to the registered bundle

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Next step is to add some custom macros for advanced controls. Instead of adding these to
the commonUtil.ftl file that comes with Connections we will add these to a custom file to
easy any upgrades and further customization
§  Create a file customControls.ftl in
profiles_dirDmgr01configcellsconnectionsCell01LotusConnections-config
profilestemplates

§  This file will contain functions to render radio buttons, multiselect buttons and drop-down
lists. We will show some parts of the file on the next slide.
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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  To be able to alter your profile we first need to edit the profileEdit.ftl file in D:temp
§  We need to import the newly created custom controls

§  Adjust the file to display the fields required and import the sections to change the
visualization

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  We need to alter profileDetails.ftl in D:temp to show the content in non-edit mode

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

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Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Check in the profiles-config.xml again and synchronize all nodes (this will copy
customControls.ftl to all nodes).
REMARK: we already changed the template reloading to 15 seconds
ProfilesConfigService.checkInConfig()
synchAllNodes()

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Profiles – Introduction

Synchronize custom fields using TDI
§  In this part we will:
–  Synchronize a custom profile field with the LDAP server using TDI

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Profiles – How To

Synchronize custom fields using TDI
§  We will synchronize the twitter Id from LDAP to the Profiles database using TDI
§  To do so, you need to add the following to your tdi-profiles-config.xml file in
D:IBMTDIV7.1tdisolTDIconfLotusConnections-config

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Profiles – How To

Synchronize custom fields using TDI
§  The data is stored in the “twitterid” field in LDAP

§  Run your sync script

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Profiles – How to
§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and Start
the Profiles App

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Profiles – Result
Custom profile fields

§  Open a profile and test your custom fields

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Profiles – Introduction
Widget

§  In this part we will add a custom google widget to profiles:
–  Create widget
–  Add widget

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Profiles – Example
Widget

Offic
displ e address
a
Goog yed on
le Ma
ps

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Profiles – How to
Widget

§  Create your widget called googleMap.xml in custom_dirprofiles

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Profiles – How to
Widget

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Profiles – How to
Widget

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Profiles – How to
Widget

§  Now we add the widget to our Connections profiles, start the wsadmin client and execute
profilesAdmin.py
§  Check out the widgets-config.xml
ProfilesConfigService.checkOutWidgetConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01')

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Profiles – How to
Widget

§  Open widgets-config.xml in D:temp
§  Add your new widget

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Profiles – How to
Widget

§  Check in widgets-config.xml
ProfilesConfigService.checkInWidgetConfig()

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Profiles – How to
Widget

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and Start
the Profiles App

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Profiles – Result
Widget

§  Open a profile and test your widget

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Profiles – Introduction
Add profile types

§  In this part we will add a second profile type. This profile type will contain only a subset of
the profile attributes that the default profile will have. We will also disable widgets based on
the profile
§  What are profile types
–  Definition of different types of users
–  Allows to change look and feel of the profiles application
–  Example: customer, employee, contractor
§  Why use profile types
–  Show different data for different types of users
–  Block certain features
–  Block built in widgets
–  Block custom widgets
–  Limit information stream
–  Phase a rollout
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Profiles – Example
Add profile types

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Profiles – How To
Add profile types

§  First thing we need to decide is what field in LDAP will define the profile type.
In this example we will use an existing field that is not used for anything else

§  Now we need to configure TDI to add the profile type to the Profiles database. Alter the
map_dbrepos_from_source.properties file in your TDI Solution directory and map
profileType to your field in LDAP

139
Profiles – How To
Add profile types

§  Now run your TDI sync command

§  This is what you will see in the Employee database

140
Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Start the wsadmin client and execute profilesAdmin.py
§  Check out the profiles-config.xml
ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

141
Profiles – How To
Add profile types

§  We need to define the profile types and the profile fields we want to show in the file
profiles-types.xml

142
Profiles – How To
Add profile types

143
Profiles – How To
Add profile types

§  We can now disable profile features or widgets based on the profile type. We will start with
the profile features
§  Open profiles-policy.xml and add the desired configuration

144
Profiles – How To
Add custom profile fields

§  Check in the profiles configuration
ProfilesConfigService.checkInConfig()

145
Profiles – How to
Widget

§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and Start
the Profiles App

146
Profiles – Result
Add profile types

§  Login with the external user

Tagging
enabled
when
logged
on as
external
user
147

No Twitter Id
Profiles – Result

Logged in with internal user

Tagging disabled

148

No invitation
button

Disabled
Profiles – How To
Add profile types

§  We will now disable widgets based on the profile type
§  Check out the widget configuration.

§  Disable the widgets you don’t want to show in widgets-config.xml

149
Profiles – How To
Add profile types

§  Check in the widget configuration again and restart the profiles application

150
Profiles – Result
Add profile types

Tags and sand gone
Tabs gone

151

All widgets gone
except links
Profiles – Resources
§  Adding custom widgets to Profiles
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Adding_custom_widgets_to_Profiles_ic45
§  Customizing IBM Connections – Modifying the Report-To Chain iWidget to include profile
data retrieved via Ajax (Hunter Medney)
https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/hmedney/entry/
customizing_connections_modifying_the_report_to_chain_widget_using_profile_data
§  Connections iWidget Development Guide
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/development-guide
§  Easy as a pie – Creating Widgets for IBM Connections (Mikkel Heisterberg)
http://www.slideshare.net/lekkim/bp207-easy-as-pie-creating-widgets-for-ibm-connections
§  Customizing IBM Connections 4.0 Profiles
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_IBM_Connections_4.0_Profiles

152
Profiles – Resources
§  Customizing Profiles
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_Profiles_ic45
§  Phasing an IBM Connections Rollout? Profile Types May Be the Answer
https://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/socialbusiness/entry/
phasing_an_ibm_connections_rollout_profile_types_may_be_the_answer4
§  Profile types and locking profile features
http://www.slideshare.net/palmke/profile-types-and-locking-profile-features-15498931

153
Richtext Editor – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Create a new plugin
–  Add the plugin to the Richtext Editor

154
Richtext Editor – Example

155
Richtext Editor – How to
§  You have to know how to create CKEditor Plugins
http://docs.cksource.com/CKEditor_3.x/Tutorials
§  Create your Business Card plugin

156
Richtext Editor – How to
§  Place your plugin in
custom_dirjavascriptcomibmoneuickeditoreditorplugins

157
Richtext Editor – How to
§  Open provision_dirwebresourcescom.ibm.lconn.blogs.web.resources_*.jar
with a zip program and extract ckeditor.js from resources folder

158
Richtext Editor – How to
§  Copy ckeditor.js to custom_dirjavascriptlconnblogs (or wikis)

159
Richtext Editor – How to
§  Open ckeditor.js and add the new plugin

160
Richtext Editor – How to
§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and Start the Common App

161
Richtext Editor – Result
§  Refresh your browser cache
§  Create a new Blog entry and test the plugin

162
Richtext Editor – Resources
§  CKEditor Tutorials
http://docs.cksource.com/CKEditor_3.x/Tutorials
§  Tutorial – Extending the IBM Connections Rich Text Editor (Rob Novak)
http://ibmrockstar.com/2013/05/tutorial-extending-the-ibm-connections-rich-text-editor

163
Second Part
(if time will allow it)

164
Second Part – Examples

165
Media Gallery Object types – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Add a custom object type for the media gallery
–  Add custom properties to the object type
–  Show how to enable and use the new object type

166
Media Gallery Object types – Example

167
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Create your custom object type definition file

§  Object types are defined in XML according to the Content Management Interoperability
Services (CMIS) standard.
§  Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is an open standard that allows
different content management systems to inter-operate
§  CMIS provides a common data model covering typed files and folders with generic
properties that can be set or read. There is a set of services for adding and retrieving
documents ('objects')
§  For this example we create a file connect_photo.xml in D:temp

168
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Create your custom object type definition file

<cmis:propertyDateTimeDefinition>

…
<cmis:propertyStringDefinition>
<cmis:localName>location</cmis:localName>
<cmis:localNamespace>location</cmis:localNamespace>
<lcmis:displayNameKey>custom_location_title_key</lcmis:displayNameKey>
<cmis:queryName>custom:location</cmis:queryName>
<lcmis:descriptionKey>custom_location_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey>
<cmis:propertyType>string</cmis:propertyType>
<cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality>
<cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability>

<cmis:localName>date</cmis:localName>
<cmis:localNamespace>http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn/cmis/logicaltypes</cmis:localNamespace>
<lcmis:displayNameKey>photo1_date2_key</lcmis:displayNameKey>
<cmis:queryName>custom:date1</cmis:queryName>
<lcmis:descriptionKey>photo1_date2_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey>
<cmis:propertyType>datetime</cmis:propertyType>
<cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality>
<cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability>
<cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited>
<cmis:required>true</cmis:required>

<cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited>

<cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable>

<cmis:required>true</cmis:required>

<cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable>

<cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable>
<cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable>
<cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice>
<cmis:maxLength>64</cmis:maxLength>
</cmis:propertyStringDefinition>

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<cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice>
</cmis:propertyDateTimeDefinition>
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Create your custom object type definition file
<cmis:propertyStringDefinition>

<cmis:propertyBooleanDefinition>

<cmis:localName>project</cmis:localName>

<cmis:localName>approved</cmis:localName>

<cmis:localNamespace>project</cmis:localNamespace>

<cmis:localNamespace>approved</cmis:localNamespace>

<lcmis:displayNameKey>custom_project_title_key</lcmis:displayNameKey>

<lcmis:displayNameKey>custom_approved_title_key</lcmis:displayNameKey>

<cmis:queryName>custom:project</cmis:queryName>
<lcmis:descriptionKey>custom_project_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey>

<cmis:queryName>custom:approved</cmis:queryName>

<cmis:propertyType>string</cmis:propertyType>

<lcmis:descriptionKey>custom_approved_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey>

<cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality>

<cmis:propertyType>boolean</cmis:propertyType>

<cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability>

<cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality>

<cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited>
<cmis:required>true</cmis:required>

<cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability>

<cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable>

<cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited>

<cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable>

<cmis:required>true</cmis:required>

<cmis:choice displayNameKey="IBM Connect">

<cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable>

<cmis:value>choice1Value</cmis:value>

<cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable>

</cmis:choice>

<cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice>

<cmis:choice displayNameKey="Gartner Symposium">
<cmis:value>choice2Value</cmis:value>
</cmis:choice>
<cmis:choice displayNameKey="Engage Benelux">
<cmis:value>choice3Value</cmis:value>
</cmis:choice>
<cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice>
<cmis:maxLength>64</cmis:maxLength>
</cmis:propertyStringDefinition>

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</cmis:propertyBooleanDefinition>
…
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Import the definition

§  Start the wsadmin client and execute filesAdmin.py
§  Import the CMIS file and check if the import was successfull
FilesObjectTypeService.importType(“D:/temp/connect_photo.xml”)
FilesObjectTypeService.browseTypes()

171
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Add labels
§  Open
profiles_dirAppSrv01installedAppsconnectionsCell01Files.ear
share.services.jar file with a zip program and navigate to comibmlconnfiles
strings. Copy the cmis.properties file to custom_dirstrings

172
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Add labels

§  Rename the cmis.properties file to com.ibm.lconn.files.strings.cmis.properties

173
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Add labels

§  Add new property labels as key-value pairs

174
Media Gallery Object types – How to
§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and
Start the
Files App

175
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Use new object type in Community

§  Clear your browser cache and check the results
§  Edit your Media Gallery
§  Change the value for Photo to the newly created
object type

176
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Import the definition

§  Start the wsadmin client and execute communitiesAdmin.py
§  Check out the Communities Widget configuration
CommunitiesConfigService.checkOutWidgetsConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’)

177
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Set definition as default for all

§  Open widgets-config.xml and change the mg_PhotoType value to the id of the new
objecttype. You can find the id by using the FilesObjectTypeService.browseTypes() wsadmin
command in the Files Configuration

178
Media Gallery Object types – How to
Set definition as default for all

§  Check the configuration back in

§  Restart the Files application

179
Media Gallery Object Types – Resources
§  Creating custom media gallery object types
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Creating_custom_media_gallery_object_types_ic45
§  OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS)
https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=cmis

180
Mobile App – Introduction
§  In this part we will add following:
–  A link to the IBM Sametime App
–  A link to a Website

181
Mobile App – Example

Opens
a webp
age

182
Questions?
183
§  Access Connect Online to complete your session surveys using any:
–  Web or mobile browser
–  Connect Online kiosk onsite

184
Mobile App – How to
Preparation

§  You need the following images ready for every function (open Sametime, open link)
–  iOS Retina (48 x 48px)
–  iOS Standard (24 x 24px)
–  Low density for Android / BlackBerry (~24 x 24px)
–  Medium density for Android / BlackBerry (~32 x 32px)
–  High density for Android / BlackBerry (~48 x 48px)
You can find examples for the images in
profiles_dirAppSrv01installedAppsconnectionsCell01Mobile.ear
mobile.web.warextensibilityIcons

Use transparent png/gif’s for best results (selected/not selected)

185
Mobile App – How to
§  Place the images in custom_dirmobile

186
Mobile App – How to
§  Now we add the new Mobile functions, start the wsadmin client and execute mobileAdmin.py
§  Check out the mobile-config.xml
MobileConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01')

187
Mobile App – How to
§  Open mobile-config.xml and add following to the <Applications> sections

188
Mobile App – How to

189
Mobile App – How to
§  Check in mobile-config.xml
MobileConfigService.checkInConfig()

190
Mobile App – How to
§  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise
applications”
§  Stop and Start
the Mobile App

191
Mobile App – Result

192
Reports – Example

Number of visits
per App over the
time

193
Reports – How to
We will not cover this topic in this presentation because IBM Cognos is too heavy for our
machines ;-)
But steps would be:
§ Define the custom report & check dimensions/events – Pencil&Paper
§ Create Report with IBM Cognos Report Studio
(We would recommend to use Firefox Version 3.5/3.6!)
§ Add Report to Global/Community Report list

194
Reports – Resources
§  Community report customization for Connections 4.0 Metrics
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Community_report_customization_for_Connections_4.0_Metrics

§  Create new Cognos metrics report
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Connections_4.0_Metrics_customizationcol_create_new_Cognos_metrics_report

§  Customizing reports based on the events captured in Metrics 4.0
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_reports_based_on_the_events_captured_in_Metrics4.0

§  Give your community owners the reports they really need – Step by step
http://www.slideshare.net/kbild/give-your-community-owners-the-reports-they-really-need

195
Desktop Plugin – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Customize the look and feel of the Desktop Connector for IBM Connections

196
Desktop Plugin – Example

197
Desktop Plugin – How to
Preparation

§  You need the following images ready
–  Desktop Image (256 x 256 .ico file)
–  SystemTray busy image (16x16 .ico file)
–  SystemTray idle image (16x16 .ico file)
–  SystemTray pending image (16x16 .ico file)
–  Context Menu image (13x13 .bmp file)
–  Office Send To image (32x32.bmp file)
–  Outlook Business card image (16x16.bmp file)

198
Desktop Plugin – How to
§  Edit the registry, to automate use group policies
§  Make sure you take into account differences in registry keys for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows
versions
§  Change / Add following Registry Keys
–  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{21034BDC-B57E-400B-A5D5-2B1E98502805}
•  (Default)=“Connect 2014”
•  InfoTip=“Connect 2014”
–  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{21034BDC-B57E-400BA5D5-2B1E98502805}DefaultIcon
•  (Default)=“c:rebrand-256x256.ico”

199
Desktop Plugin – How to
–  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors
Branding
•  Main Title=“Connect 2014”
–  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors
BrandingMonitor
•  SystemTray Busy Image=“c:rebrand-16x16busy.ico”
•  SystemTray PendingImage=“c:rebrand-16x16pending.ico”
•  SystemTray Idle Image=“c:rebrand-16x16idle.ico”
•  SystemTray Title=“Connect 2014”
–  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors
BrandingOffice
•  Backstage SendTo Image=“c:rebrand-32x32.bmp”
•  BackStage SendTo Tiltle=“Connect 2014”
•  RibbonTab Title=“Connect 2014”
200
Desktop Plugin – How to
–  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors
BrandingOutlook
•  ContextMenu ContactCard Image=“c:rebrand-16x16.bmp”
•  Explorer RibbonTab Title=“Connect 2014”
•  Inspector RibbonTab Title=“Connect 2014”
•  Menu Title=“Connect 2014”
•  Toolbar Title=“Connect 2014”
•  ContextMenu ContactCard Title=“Connect 2014”
–  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors
BrandingShellExt
•  ContextMenu Image=“c:rebrand-13x13.bmp”
•  ContextMenu Title=“Connect 2014”

201
Desktop Plugin – Resources
§  Customizing the branding strings and images for the desktop plug-in
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/
Customizing_the_branding_strings_and_images_for_the_desktop_plugin_lv45

202
Connections Content Manager – Introduction
§  In this part we will:
–  Create custom CCM property fields
–  Create a custom CCM document type
–  Add the new property fields to the document type
–  Change the default document type of a Community

203
Connections Content Manager – Example
Document Types

204
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Open the Administration Console for Content Platform Engine
(https://connections.snt.com/acce) and logon as CCM Admin
§  Open the “ICObjectStore “

205
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  First we create property fields which we will add to a document type later on
§  Open “Data Design” and right click on “Property Templates”
§  Choose “New Property Template” and call it Abstract, click “Next”

206
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Choose String as “Data Type”, click “Next”

207
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Leave default values in the next 2 screens and click “Finish” and “Close”

208
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Create a second new property template and call it Track and choose String as “Data Type”
§  Click “Assign choice list” on the “Select Choice List or Marking Set” Screen and click on
“New…”

209
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Use Track List as “Display Name” and click “Next”

210
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Use String as list data type and click “Next”

211
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Now we create the items, click on “New Items” and add Best Practices, Jump Starts and
Show ‘n Tell as display names. Click “OK”

212
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Back on the “Add Choice List Items” screen click “Next”, after that click “Finish” and “Close”

213
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Back on the “New Property Template” screen click “Next” and click “Finish”, “Close”

214
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Now we create the new document type by opening “Classes” and right clicking on
“Document”
§  Choose “New Class” and call it IBM Connect session and click on “Next”

215
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Click “Finish” and “Open”

216
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Select the “Property Definitions” tab, click on “Add” and select the new properties “Abstract”
and “Track” before clicking on “OK”

217
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Click “Save” and “Close” and “Log Out”

218
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Go back to one of your Connections Communities and edit the Community

219
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Click on the “Library” tab and change the “Default document type” to IBM Connect session

220
Connections Content Manager – How to
Document Types

§  Inside this community go to the Library App and add a file

221

If you can’t see the document type properties restart the FNCS app
Connections Content Manager – Resources
§  Creating and managing document types
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Creating_and_managing_document_types_ic45
§  Create new document types in IBM Connections Content Manager (Roberto Boccadoro)
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/
Create_new_document_types_in_IBM_Connections_Content_Manager

222
Questions?
223
§  Access Connect Online to complete your session surveys using any:
–  Web or mobile browser
–  Connect Online kiosk onsite

224
Acknowledgements and Disclaimers
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SHOW301 - Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!

  • 1. SHOW301: Make Your IBM® Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It! Klaus Bild, Belsoft AG Wannes Rams, GFI © 2014 IBM Corporation
  • 2. This presentation mentions the following Copyrights and Trademarks §  IBM® Connections §  Android™ §  IBM Cognos® §  BlackBerry® §  IBM® Lotus® Connections 3.0 §  CKEditor™ §  IBM® Domino® §  Firefox® §  IBM® Sametime® §  Google Maps™ §  IBM® Tivoli® §  Microsoft® Windows® §  IBM® WebSphere® §  Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 §  OASIS® §  LinkedIn® §  Twitter® §  Wordpress® 2
  • 5. Introduction And what do Klaus and Wannes have in common? 5
  • 6. Introduction Goal Show you live what can be customized and give you a starting point for your own customizations 6
  • 7. Agenda – First Part §  Introduction §  User Interface §  Login Page §  Notifications §  Getting Started Page §  Communities §  Wikis §  Profiles §  Richtext Editor 7
  • 8. Agenda – Second Part (if time will allow it) §  Media Gallery Object Types §  Mobile App §  Reports §  Desktop Plugin §  IBM Connections Content Manager 8
  • 10. Introduction Our environment §  Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 §  IBM Connections 4.5 CR3 (IBM Domino LDAP, single box installation) §  CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_DEBUG enabled §  Next Generation Theme §  Profile templateReloading in profiles-config.xml set to 15 secs §  Login credentials stored in soap.client.properties -> Always disable debug & reloading settings in production! 10
  • 11. Introduction Remarks §  We use following abbreviations: –  custom_dir: Customization directory, check the WebSphere variable CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH (here D:IBMConnectionsdatasharedcustomization ) –  provision_dir: Provision directory, check the WebSphere variable CONNECTIONS_PROVISION_PATH (here D:IBMConnectionsdatasharedprovision) –  profiles_dir: WebSphere profiles directory (here D:IBMWebSphereAppServerprofiles) –  htdocs: HTTP Server htdocs directory (here D:IBMHTTPServerhtdocs) 11
  • 12. User Interface – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Change logo and colors –  Add a custom menu and permanent link 12
  • 13. User Interface - Example Custom menu Custom permanent link Custom colors, logo 13
  • 14. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop Common App 14
  • 15. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  We are using the Next Generation Theme http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_themes_for_IBM_Connections_4.5_CR1_ic451 §  NextGen Theme works different than the standard theme –  We have to customize a source file (com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar) –  This is more a hack than a proper documented way (but it is a supported way!) –  Therefore you have to backup your changes before any fix/fixpack installation or upgrade (the changes may be overwritten) –  Standard theme customization is easier, just create your own theme css file in custom_dirthemesdefaultTheme 15
  • 16. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Go to folder provision_dirwebresources §  Open com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar with a zip program 16
  • 17. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Extract all files to provision_dirwebresourcescom.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3 17
  • 18. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Delete the file com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar §  Rename the new folder to com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar REMARK: customizations can directly be tested, no repacking needed 18
  • 19. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Open the new folder com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jar and navigate to resourcescssdefaultTheme §  Open defaultTheme.css with a text editor 19
  • 20. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Search .lotusui30 div.lotusBanner .lotusRightCorner §  Replace the color gradient #3c404 - #151718 with #00b2ef - #00649d 20
  • 21. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Hide the IBM logo and add a new logo 21
  • 22. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Copy your referenced logo ibmconnect.png to the htdocsimages folder 22
  • 23. User Interface – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications“ §  Start the Common App 23
  • 24. User Interface – Result Change Logo and Colors §  Refresh the browser 24
  • 25. User Interface – How to Custom Menu and Permanent Link §  Copy the header.jsp file from profiles_dirAppSrv01installedAppsconnectionsCell01Homepage.ear homepage.warnavtemplates to custom_dircommonnavtemplates 25
  • 26. User Interface – How to Custom Menu and Permanent Link §  Open the copied header.jsp file with a text editor §  Change/Add some lines at the end of the file
 Reference to custom menu " 26 Custom permanent link
  • 27. User Interface – How to Custom Menu and Permanent Link §  Copy the referenced image question.png to the htdocsimages folder 27
  • 28. User Interface – How to Custom Menu and Permanent Link §  Create a folder called menu and create the referenced jsp file ibmconnect14.jsp 28
  • 29. User Interface – How to Custom Menu and Permanent Link 29
  • 30. User Interface – Result Custom Menu and Permanent Link §  Refresh your browser 30
  • 31. User Interface – Resources §  Customizing the user interface http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_user_interface_ic45 §  Customization of the Next Gen Theme http://kbild.ch/2013/07/customization-of-the-next-gen-theme-for-ibm-connections/ §  Customizing the navigation bar http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_navigation_bar_ic45 31
  • 32. Login Page – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Add a disclaimer to the login page 32
  • 33. Login Page – Example 33
  • 34. Login Page – How to Alter the login.jsp §  We need to change login.jsp. To do that copy profiles_dir/AppSrv01/installedApps/connectionsCell01/Blogs.ear/blogs.war/nav/ templates/login.jsp to custom_dircommonnavtemplates §  Replace the following part 34
  • 35. Login Page – How to Alter the login.jsp §  With the following code to add the agreement text and agreement button 35
  • 36. Login Page – How to Alter the login.jsp §  Next thing is to change the loginbutton to make it disabled and assign an id for reference in our javascript. Change this code §  With this 36
  • 37. Login Page – How to Add Javascript §  Now we need to add a small piece of javascript to detect if the agreement was accepted to change the login button to enabled §  To do this add following javascript to the script section of the file 37
  • 38. Login Page – How to Add property file(s) §  Last step is to add the property files that contain the actual text. To do so add a new file to custom_dirstrings §  Name the file com.ibm.lconn.core.strings.templates.properties §  You can add files for other languages if you have a multi-language deployment 38
  • 39. Login Page – How to §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications“ §  Stop and Start the Common and Homepage App 39
  • 40. Login Page – Result §  Refresh your browser 40
  • 41. Login Page – Resources §  Customizing IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/dw/lotus/LC30CustomizeFinal.pdf 41
  • 42. Notifications – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Change default notifications texts –  Change global sender for notifications –  Change default notifications sending intervals –  Change logo and colors 42
  • 43. Notifications – Example Custom text Changed sender 43 Custom colors, logo
  • 44. Notifications – Example Change default weekly newsletters to daily 44
  • 45. Notifications – How to Change Text §  Open following folder: profiles_dirDmgr01configcellsconnectionsCell01LotusConnections-config notifications §  Here you can find the source files for all the different notifications 45
  • 46. Notifications – How to Change Text §  Open notification(_en).properties in the resourcesnls folder 46
  • 47. Notifications – How to Change Text §  Change the text IBM Connections to IBM Connect 14 §  Do the same for each language file which you want to use 47
  • 48. Notifications – How to Change Text §  Go back to the notifications folder and now open the notification(_en).properties in newsresourcesnls §  Change every occurrence of IBM Connections to IBM Connect 14 48
  • 49. Notifications – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Go back to the notifications folder and now open the style.ftl in newsaggregated §  Change every occurrence of color #474747 to #025d9c 49
  • 50. Notifications – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Change the referenced footer image from ibmLogoWhite23.png to ibmconnect.png 50
  • 51. Notifications – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Go back to notification and copy ibmconnect.png to resourcesimages 51
  • 52. Notifications – How to Change Logo and Colors §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications“ §  Stop an Start the News App 52
  • 53. Notifications – How to Change Default Notifications Settings §  Start the wsadmin client and execute connectionsConfig.py §  Check out the notification-config.xml LCConfigService.checkOutNotificationConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) 53
  • 54. Notifications – How to Change Default Notifications Settings §  Open notification-config.xml in D:temp §  Change properties for sender and mobile links 54
  • 55. Notifications – How to Change Default Notifications Settings §  Change all defaultFollowFrequency="WEEKLY” to defaultFollowFrequency=”DAILY" 55
  • 56. Notifications – How to Change Default Notifications Settings §  Close the file and check it in LCConfigService.checkInNotificationConfig() §  Execute newsAdmin.py 56
  • 57. Notifications – How to Change Default Notifications Settings §  Run following command to refresh the default Email settings: NewsEmailDigestService.refreshDefaultEmailPrefsFromConfig() 57
  • 58. Notifications – Result Change Default Notifications Settings §  Check the new settings in the browser by resetting to default notifications settings 58
  • 59. Notifications – Result Change Logo and Colors §  You can trigger the email digests by accessing the following URL to verify your settings (admin will only receive digest) http://connections.snt.com/news/web/testEmailDigestSendMail.action?type=daily §  Or for all users http://connections.snt.com/news/web/testEmailDigestSendMail.action?type=daily&initNextTranche=true 59
  • 60. Notifications – Result Change Logo and Colors §  Check Newsletters in your mail client (Desktop and Mobile) Mail on Mobile 60
  • 61. Notifications – Resources §  Customizing notifications http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_notifications_ic45 §  Including mobile links in notifications http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Including_mobile_links_in_notifications_ic45 §  Setting the default frequency of email digests http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Setting_the_default_frequency_of_email_digests_ic45 §  Verifying email digests http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Verifying_email_digests_ic45 61
  • 62. Getting Started Page – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Add a tab to the Getting Started Page 62
  • 63. Getting Started Page – Example 63
  • 64. Getting Started Page – How to §  To add a tab to the getting started page we need to start the wsadmin client and execute homepageAdmin.py §  Check out the gettingstarted-config.xml HomepageCellConfig.checkOutGettingstartedConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) 64
  • 65. Getting Started Page – How to §  Add following to the gettingstarted-config.xml file §  All content must share the same host (http://connections.snt.com). Use your IBM http server to host the content 65
  • 66. Getting Started Page – How to §  To add the text for the tab, add a customization file to custom_dirstrings §  Name it com.ibm.lconn.homepage.resources.nls.jsp.jsp_resources.properties and add the title for the tab §  You can add files for other languages if you have a multi-language deployment 66
  • 67. Getting Started Page – How to §  Close the file and check it in HomepageCellConfig.checkInGettingstartedConfig() 67
  • 68. Getting Started Page – How to §  Execute connectionsConfig.py and run following commands to update your configuration/ version stamp LCConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) LCConfigService.updateConfig(“versionStamp”,””) LCConfigService.checkInConfig() 68
  • 69. Getting Started Page – How to §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications“ §  Stop an Start the Homepage App 69
  • 70. Getting Started Page – Result §  Refresh your browser 70
  • 71. Getting Started Page – Ressources §  Customizing the Getting Started view http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_Getting_Started_view_ic45 71
  • 72. Communities – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Create two additional Community themes –  Add labels for this new themes –  Add the themes –  Create two simple Widgets –  Add these Widgets to Communities 72
  • 73. Communities – Example Theme Two new themes (Belsoft, Gfi) 73
  • 74. Communities – How to Theme §  Take defaultTheme.css as template and create a new theme css (nameTheme.css) in folder custom_dirthemesnameTheme -> create folders belsoftTheme and gfiTheme and create files belsoftTheme.css and gfiTheme.css in this folders 74
  • 75. Communities – How to Theme §  Take your customized NextGen defaultTheme.css as source for the new css files (provision_dirwebresources com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.cr3.jarresourcescssdefaultTheme) §  change all relative paths to absolute ../../sprite/sprite16.png - > /com.ibm.social.gen4.theme/sprite/sprite16.png §  Customize the theme css files (Belsoft, Gfi) by changing the color gradients 75
  • 76. Communities – How to Theme §  Pay special attention how to link your custom images and where you have to place them 76
  • 77. Communities – How to Theme §  Start the wsadmin client and execute communitiesAdmin.py §  Check out the communities-config.xml CommunitiesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) 77
  • 78. Communities – How to Theme §  Open communities-config.xml in D:temp §  Add your new themes (the labels and thumbnails will be added in the next steps) 78
  • 79. Communities – How to Theme §  Check in communities-config.xml CommunitiesConfigService.checkInConfig() 79
  • 80. Communities – How to Theme §  Add com.ibm.lconn.communities.strings.ui.properties to custom_dirstrings folder and add your labels 80
  • 81. Communities – How to Theme §  Copy the theme thumbnail images to custom_dircommunitiesimages 81
  • 82. Communities – How to Theme §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications“ §  Stop and Start the Communities App 82
  • 83. Communities – Result Theme §  Open a Community and change the theme to one of the new themes 83
  • 85. Communities – How To Widgets §  We will add two very simple widgets to the Communities application. An iFrame widget showing clickable images that will guide you through the community and a widget that will show the displayname and email address of the logged on user. §  Add the widgets to your communities customization path custom_dircommunities 85
  • 86. Communities – How To Widgets §  Test if you can access the widget descriptor 86
  • 87. Communities – How To Widgets §  Now we add the widget to our Connections communities, start the wsadmin client and execute communitiesAdmin.py §  Check out the widgets-config.xml CommunitiesConfigService.checkOutWidgetsConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01') 87
  • 88. Communities – How To Widgets §  Open widgets-config.xml in D:temp §  Add your new widget definition §  Check in widgets-config.xml CommunitiesConfigService.checkInWidgetsConfig() 88 This will define the widget to display in the middle column of the community
  • 89. Communities – How to Theme §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to „Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications“ §  Stop and Start the Communities App 89
  • 90. Communities – Result Widgets §  Go to your Community and click “Community Actions – Customize” §  Select your widgets to add them 90
  • 91. Communities – Resources §  Adding a custom theme to Communities http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Adding_a_custom_theme_to_Communities_ic45 §  Branding Communities in IBM Connections (Jerald Mahurin) http://www.sociallycurious.com/2013/05/21/branding-communities-ibm-connections §  Enabling custom widgets for Communities http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Enabling_custom_widgets_for_Communities_ic45 91
  • 92. Wikis – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Change the default Welcome Page of Wikis 92
  • 94. Wikis – How to Welcome Page §  Create a new Wiki and click edit §  Change the Welcome Page to your needs, we will use it as template for the customization §  Switch to the HTML Source view and copy the HTML code 94
  • 95. Wikis – How to Welcome Page §  Paste the HTML code into a file and remove all “end of lines” (EOL) 95
  • 96. Wikis – How to Welcome Page §  Create com.ibm.lconn.share.services.handlers.wiki.nls.WikiWelcomeMessages_en.properties in custom_dirstrings and add your title and HTML code (one line!) §  Create a property file for every language you want to support 96
  • 97. Wikis – How to Welcome Page §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Wikis App 97
  • 98. Wikis – Result Welcome Page §  Create a new Wiki 98
  • 99. Wikis – Resources §  Customizing the Wikis welcome page http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_the_Wikis_welcome_page_ic45 99
  • 100. Profiles - Agenda §  Add custom profile fields §  Synchronize custom fields using IBM TDI §  Add a profile widget §  Add profile types 100
  • 101. Profiles – Introduction Add custom profile fields §  In this part we will: –  Add custom profile fields –  Create customized labels –  Add custom macros for advanced layout –  Edit the freemarker templates to display the custom fields 101
  • 102. Profiles – Example Add custom profile fields Custom field from LDAP Custom field type 102
  • 103. Profiles – Example Add custom profile fields Custom field type 103
  • 104. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Start the wsadmin client and execute profilesAdmin.py §  Check out the profiles-config.xml ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) §  We need to declare the custom fields in the profiles-config.xml, open the file with a text editor 104
  • 105. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Add following attributes to the Profile Data Model 105
  • 106. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Now we need to associate the new fields with a profile type §  To do so, edit the profiles-types.xml and add the new fields to the default profile 106
  • 107. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Check in the profiles-config.xml ProfilesConfigService.checkInConfig() 107
  • 108. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  We need to add custom strings for the interface labels §  To do so we will create a custom resource bundle com.connect.profiles.strings.uilabels.properties in custom_dirstrings §  Create translation files for all languages you want to support 108
  • 109. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields 109
  • 110. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Now we need to register the custom resource bundle and make it available for the Freemarker templates §  To register the file, check out the Connections configuration. First execute connectionsConfig.py and the check out LotusConnections-config.xml LCConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) §  Add following to the LotusConnections-config.xml file in the resources section 110
  • 111. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Check in the configuration file LCConfigService.checkInConfig() §  Check out the profiles-config.xml again ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) 111
  • 112. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Edit the profiles-config.xml file and add a reference to the registered bundle 112
  • 113. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Next step is to add some custom macros for advanced controls. Instead of adding these to the commonUtil.ftl file that comes with Connections we will add these to a custom file to easy any upgrades and further customization §  Create a file customControls.ftl in profiles_dirDmgr01configcellsconnectionsCell01LotusConnections-config profilestemplates §  This file will contain functions to render radio buttons, multiselect buttons and drop-down lists. We will show some parts of the file on the next slide. 113
  • 114. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields 114
  • 115. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  To be able to alter your profile we first need to edit the profileEdit.ftl file in D:temp §  We need to import the newly created custom controls §  Adjust the file to display the fields required and import the sections to change the visualization 115
  • 116. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields 116
  • 117. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields 117
  • 118. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  We need to alter profileDetails.ftl in D:temp to show the content in non-edit mode 118
  • 119. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields 119
  • 120. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields 120
  • 121. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Check in the profiles-config.xml again and synchronize all nodes (this will copy customControls.ftl to all nodes). REMARK: we already changed the template reloading to 15 seconds ProfilesConfigService.checkInConfig() synchAllNodes() 121
  • 122. Profiles – Introduction Synchronize custom fields using TDI §  In this part we will: –  Synchronize a custom profile field with the LDAP server using TDI 122
  • 123. Profiles – How To Synchronize custom fields using TDI §  We will synchronize the twitter Id from LDAP to the Profiles database using TDI §  To do so, you need to add the following to your tdi-profiles-config.xml file in D:IBMTDIV7.1tdisolTDIconfLotusConnections-config 123
  • 124. Profiles – How To Synchronize custom fields using TDI §  The data is stored in the “twitterid” field in LDAP §  Run your sync script 124
  • 125. Profiles – How to §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Profiles App 125
  • 126. Profiles – Result Custom profile fields §  Open a profile and test your custom fields 126
  • 127. Profiles – Introduction Widget §  In this part we will add a custom google widget to profiles: –  Create widget –  Add widget 127
  • 128. Profiles – Example Widget Offic displ e address a Goog yed on le Ma ps 128
  • 129. Profiles – How to Widget §  Create your widget called googleMap.xml in custom_dirprofiles 129
  • 130. Profiles – How to Widget 130
  • 131. Profiles – How to Widget 131
  • 132. Profiles – How to Widget §  Now we add the widget to our Connections profiles, start the wsadmin client and execute profilesAdmin.py §  Check out the widgets-config.xml ProfilesConfigService.checkOutWidgetConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01') 132
  • 133. Profiles – How to Widget §  Open widgets-config.xml in D:temp §  Add your new widget 133
  • 134. Profiles – How to Widget §  Check in widgets-config.xml ProfilesConfigService.checkInWidgetConfig() 134
  • 135. Profiles – How to Widget §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Profiles App 135
  • 136. Profiles – Result Widget §  Open a profile and test your widget 136
  • 137. Profiles – Introduction Add profile types §  In this part we will add a second profile type. This profile type will contain only a subset of the profile attributes that the default profile will have. We will also disable widgets based on the profile §  What are profile types –  Definition of different types of users –  Allows to change look and feel of the profiles application –  Example: customer, employee, contractor §  Why use profile types –  Show different data for different types of users –  Block certain features –  Block built in widgets –  Block custom widgets –  Limit information stream –  Phase a rollout 137
  • 138. Profiles – Example Add profile types 138
  • 139. Profiles – How To Add profile types §  First thing we need to decide is what field in LDAP will define the profile type. In this example we will use an existing field that is not used for anything else §  Now we need to configure TDI to add the profile type to the Profiles database. Alter the map_dbrepos_from_source.properties file in your TDI Solution directory and map profileType to your field in LDAP 139
  • 140. Profiles – How To Add profile types §  Now run your TDI sync command §  This is what you will see in the Employee database 140
  • 141. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Start the wsadmin client and execute profilesAdmin.py §  Check out the profiles-config.xml ProfilesConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) 141
  • 142. Profiles – How To Add profile types §  We need to define the profile types and the profile fields we want to show in the file profiles-types.xml 142
  • 143. Profiles – How To Add profile types 143
  • 144. Profiles – How To Add profile types §  We can now disable profile features or widgets based on the profile type. We will start with the profile features §  Open profiles-policy.xml and add the desired configuration 144
  • 145. Profiles – How To Add custom profile fields §  Check in the profiles configuration ProfilesConfigService.checkInConfig() 145
  • 146. Profiles – How to Widget §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Profiles App 146
  • 147. Profiles – Result Add profile types §  Login with the external user Tagging enabled when logged on as external user 147 No Twitter Id
  • 148. Profiles – Result Logged in with internal user Tagging disabled 148 No invitation button Disabled
  • 149. Profiles – How To Add profile types §  We will now disable widgets based on the profile type §  Check out the widget configuration. §  Disable the widgets you don’t want to show in widgets-config.xml 149
  • 150. Profiles – How To Add profile types §  Check in the widget configuration again and restart the profiles application 150
  • 151. Profiles – Result Add profile types Tags and sand gone Tabs gone 151 All widgets gone except links
  • 152. Profiles – Resources §  Adding custom widgets to Profiles http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Adding_custom_widgets_to_Profiles_ic45 §  Customizing IBM Connections – Modifying the Report-To Chain iWidget to include profile data retrieved via Ajax (Hunter Medney) https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/blogs/hmedney/entry/ customizing_connections_modifying_the_report_to_chain_widget_using_profile_data §  Connections iWidget Development Guide http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/development-guide §  Easy as a pie – Creating Widgets for IBM Connections (Mikkel Heisterberg) http://www.slideshare.net/lekkim/bp207-easy-as-pie-creating-widgets-for-ibm-connections §  Customizing IBM Connections 4.0 Profiles http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_IBM_Connections_4.0_Profiles 152
  • 153. Profiles – Resources §  Customizing Profiles http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_Profiles_ic45 §  Phasing an IBM Connections Rollout? Profile Types May Be the Answer https://www-304.ibm.com/connections/blogs/socialbusiness/entry/ phasing_an_ibm_connections_rollout_profile_types_may_be_the_answer4 §  Profile types and locking profile features http://www.slideshare.net/palmke/profile-types-and-locking-profile-features-15498931 153
  • 154. Richtext Editor – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Create a new plugin –  Add the plugin to the Richtext Editor 154
  • 155. Richtext Editor – Example 155
  • 156. Richtext Editor – How to §  You have to know how to create CKEditor Plugins http://docs.cksource.com/CKEditor_3.x/Tutorials §  Create your Business Card plugin 156
  • 157. Richtext Editor – How to §  Place your plugin in custom_dirjavascriptcomibmoneuickeditoreditorplugins 157
  • 158. Richtext Editor – How to §  Open provision_dirwebresourcescom.ibm.lconn.blogs.web.resources_*.jar with a zip program and extract ckeditor.js from resources folder 158
  • 159. Richtext Editor – How to §  Copy ckeditor.js to custom_dirjavascriptlconnblogs (or wikis) 159
  • 160. Richtext Editor – How to §  Open ckeditor.js and add the new plugin 160
  • 161. Richtext Editor – How to §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Common App 161
  • 162. Richtext Editor – Result §  Refresh your browser cache §  Create a new Blog entry and test the plugin 162
  • 163. Richtext Editor – Resources §  CKEditor Tutorials http://docs.cksource.com/CKEditor_3.x/Tutorials §  Tutorial – Extending the IBM Connections Rich Text Editor (Rob Novak) http://ibmrockstar.com/2013/05/tutorial-extending-the-ibm-connections-rich-text-editor 163
  • 164. Second Part (if time will allow it) 164
  • 165. Second Part – Examples 165
  • 166. Media Gallery Object types – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Add a custom object type for the media gallery –  Add custom properties to the object type –  Show how to enable and use the new object type 166
  • 167. Media Gallery Object types – Example 167
  • 168. Media Gallery Object types – How to Create your custom object type definition file §  Object types are defined in XML according to the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. §  Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) is an open standard that allows different content management systems to inter-operate §  CMIS provides a common data model covering typed files and folders with generic properties that can be set or read. There is a set of services for adding and retrieving documents ('objects') §  For this example we create a file connect_photo.xml in D:temp 168
  • 169. Media Gallery Object types – How to Create your custom object type definition file <cmis:propertyDateTimeDefinition> … <cmis:propertyStringDefinition> <cmis:localName>location</cmis:localName> <cmis:localNamespace>location</cmis:localNamespace> <lcmis:displayNameKey>custom_location_title_key</lcmis:displayNameKey> <cmis:queryName>custom:location</cmis:queryName> <lcmis:descriptionKey>custom_location_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey> <cmis:propertyType>string</cmis:propertyType> <cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality> <cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability> <cmis:localName>date</cmis:localName> <cmis:localNamespace>http://www.ibm.com/xmlns/prod/sn/cmis/logicaltypes</cmis:localNamespace> <lcmis:displayNameKey>photo1_date2_key</lcmis:displayNameKey> <cmis:queryName>custom:date1</cmis:queryName> <lcmis:descriptionKey>photo1_date2_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey> <cmis:propertyType>datetime</cmis:propertyType> <cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality> <cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability> <cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited> <cmis:required>true</cmis:required> <cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited> <cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable> <cmis:required>true</cmis:required> <cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable> <cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable> <cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable> <cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice> <cmis:maxLength>64</cmis:maxLength> </cmis:propertyStringDefinition> 169 <cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice> </cmis:propertyDateTimeDefinition>
  • 170. Media Gallery Object types – How to Create your custom object type definition file <cmis:propertyStringDefinition> <cmis:propertyBooleanDefinition> <cmis:localName>project</cmis:localName> <cmis:localName>approved</cmis:localName> <cmis:localNamespace>project</cmis:localNamespace> <cmis:localNamespace>approved</cmis:localNamespace> <lcmis:displayNameKey>custom_project_title_key</lcmis:displayNameKey> <lcmis:displayNameKey>custom_approved_title_key</lcmis:displayNameKey> <cmis:queryName>custom:project</cmis:queryName> <lcmis:descriptionKey>custom_project_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey> <cmis:queryName>custom:approved</cmis:queryName> <cmis:propertyType>string</cmis:propertyType> <lcmis:descriptionKey>custom_approved_summary_key</lcmis:descriptionKey> <cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality> <cmis:propertyType>boolean</cmis:propertyType> <cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability> <cmis:cardinality>single</cmis:cardinality> <cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited> <cmis:required>true</cmis:required> <cmis:updatability>readwrite</cmis:updatability> <cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable> <cmis:inherited>false</cmis:inherited> <cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable> <cmis:required>true</cmis:required> <cmis:choice displayNameKey="IBM Connect"> <cmis:queryable>true</cmis:queryable> <cmis:value>choice1Value</cmis:value> <cmis:orderable>true</cmis:orderable> </cmis:choice> <cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice> <cmis:choice displayNameKey="Gartner Symposium"> <cmis:value>choice2Value</cmis:value> </cmis:choice> <cmis:choice displayNameKey="Engage Benelux"> <cmis:value>choice3Value</cmis:value> </cmis:choice> <cmis:openChoice>false</cmis:openChoice> <cmis:maxLength>64</cmis:maxLength> </cmis:propertyStringDefinition> 170 </cmis:propertyBooleanDefinition> …
  • 171. Media Gallery Object types – How to Import the definition §  Start the wsadmin client and execute filesAdmin.py §  Import the CMIS file and check if the import was successfull FilesObjectTypeService.importType(“D:/temp/connect_photo.xml”) FilesObjectTypeService.browseTypes() 171
  • 172. Media Gallery Object types – How to Add labels §  Open profiles_dirAppSrv01installedAppsconnectionsCell01Files.ear share.services.jar file with a zip program and navigate to comibmlconnfiles strings. Copy the cmis.properties file to custom_dirstrings 172
  • 173. Media Gallery Object types – How to Add labels §  Rename the cmis.properties file to com.ibm.lconn.files.strings.cmis.properties 173
  • 174. Media Gallery Object types – How to Add labels §  Add new property labels as key-value pairs 174
  • 175. Media Gallery Object types – How to §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Files App 175
  • 176. Media Gallery Object types – How to Use new object type in Community §  Clear your browser cache and check the results §  Edit your Media Gallery §  Change the value for Photo to the newly created object type 176
  • 177. Media Gallery Object types – How to Import the definition §  Start the wsadmin client and execute communitiesAdmin.py §  Check out the Communities Widget configuration CommunitiesConfigService.checkOutWidgetsConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01’) 177
  • 178. Media Gallery Object types – How to Set definition as default for all §  Open widgets-config.xml and change the mg_PhotoType value to the id of the new objecttype. You can find the id by using the FilesObjectTypeService.browseTypes() wsadmin command in the Files Configuration 178
  • 179. Media Gallery Object types – How to Set definition as default for all §  Check the configuration back in §  Restart the Files application 179
  • 180. Media Gallery Object Types – Resources §  Creating custom media gallery object types http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Creating_custom_media_gallery_object_types_ic45 §  OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=cmis 180
  • 181. Mobile App – Introduction §  In this part we will add following: –  A link to the IBM Sametime App –  A link to a Website 181
  • 182. Mobile App – Example Opens a webp age 182
  • 184. §  Access Connect Online to complete your session surveys using any: –  Web or mobile browser –  Connect Online kiosk onsite 184
  • 185. Mobile App – How to Preparation §  You need the following images ready for every function (open Sametime, open link) –  iOS Retina (48 x 48px) –  iOS Standard (24 x 24px) –  Low density for Android / BlackBerry (~24 x 24px) –  Medium density for Android / BlackBerry (~32 x 32px) –  High density for Android / BlackBerry (~48 x 48px) You can find examples for the images in profiles_dirAppSrv01installedAppsconnectionsCell01Mobile.ear mobile.web.warextensibilityIcons Use transparent png/gif’s for best results (selected/not selected) 185
  • 186. Mobile App – How to §  Place the images in custom_dirmobile 186
  • 187. Mobile App – How to §  Now we add the new Mobile functions, start the wsadmin client and execute mobileAdmin.py §  Check out the mobile-config.xml MobileConfigService.checkOutConfig('D:/temp','connectionsCell01') 187
  • 188. Mobile App – How to §  Open mobile-config.xml and add following to the <Applications> sections 188
  • 189. Mobile App – How to 189
  • 190. Mobile App – How to §  Check in mobile-config.xml MobileConfigService.checkInConfig() 190
  • 191. Mobile App – How to §  Open WAS Administrative Console and navigate to “Applications – WebSphere enterprise applications” §  Stop and Start the Mobile App 191
  • 192. Mobile App – Result 192
  • 193. Reports – Example Number of visits per App over the time 193
  • 194. Reports – How to We will not cover this topic in this presentation because IBM Cognos is too heavy for our machines ;-) But steps would be: § Define the custom report & check dimensions/events – Pencil&Paper § Create Report with IBM Cognos Report Studio (We would recommend to use Firefox Version 3.5/3.6!) § Add Report to Global/Community Report list 194
  • 195. Reports – Resources §  Community report customization for Connections 4.0 Metrics http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Community_report_customization_for_Connections_4.0_Metrics §  Create new Cognos metrics report http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Connections_4.0_Metrics_customizationcol_create_new_Cognos_metrics_report §  Customizing reports based on the events captured in Metrics 4.0 http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_reports_based_on_the_events_captured_in_Metrics4.0 §  Give your community owners the reports they really need – Step by step http://www.slideshare.net/kbild/give-your-community-owners-the-reports-they-really-need 195
  • 196. Desktop Plugin – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Customize the look and feel of the Desktop Connector for IBM Connections 196
  • 197. Desktop Plugin – Example 197
  • 198. Desktop Plugin – How to Preparation §  You need the following images ready –  Desktop Image (256 x 256 .ico file) –  SystemTray busy image (16x16 .ico file) –  SystemTray idle image (16x16 .ico file) –  SystemTray pending image (16x16 .ico file) –  Context Menu image (13x13 .bmp file) –  Office Send To image (32x32.bmp file) –  Outlook Business card image (16x16.bmp file) 198
  • 199. Desktop Plugin – How to §  Edit the registry, to automate use group policies §  Make sure you take into account differences in registry keys for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows versions §  Change / Add following Registry Keys –  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{21034BDC-B57E-400B-A5D5-2B1E98502805} •  (Default)=“Connect 2014” •  InfoTip=“Connect 2014” –  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{21034BDC-B57E-400BA5D5-2B1E98502805}DefaultIcon •  (Default)=“c:rebrand-256x256.ico” 199
  • 200. Desktop Plugin – How to –  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors Branding •  Main Title=“Connect 2014” –  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors BrandingMonitor •  SystemTray Busy Image=“c:rebrand-16x16busy.ico” •  SystemTray PendingImage=“c:rebrand-16x16pending.ico” •  SystemTray Idle Image=“c:rebrand-16x16idle.ico” •  SystemTray Title=“Connect 2014” –  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors BrandingOffice •  Backstage SendTo Image=“c:rebrand-32x32.bmp” •  BackStage SendTo Tiltle=“Connect 2014” •  RibbonTab Title=“Connect 2014” 200
  • 201. Desktop Plugin – How to –  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors BrandingOutlook •  ContextMenu ContactCard Image=“c:rebrand-16x16.bmp” •  Explorer RibbonTab Title=“Connect 2014” •  Inspector RibbonTab Title=“Connect 2014” •  Menu Title=“Connect 2014” •  Toolbar Title=“Connect 2014” •  ContextMenu ContactCard Title=“Connect 2014” –  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeIBMSocial Connectors BrandingShellExt •  ContextMenu Image=“c:rebrand-13x13.bmp” •  ContextMenu Title=“Connect 2014” 201
  • 202. Desktop Plugin – Resources §  Customizing the branding strings and images for the desktop plug-in http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/ Customizing_the_branding_strings_and_images_for_the_desktop_plugin_lv45 202
  • 203. Connections Content Manager – Introduction §  In this part we will: –  Create custom CCM property fields –  Create a custom CCM document type –  Add the new property fields to the document type –  Change the default document type of a Community 203
  • 204. Connections Content Manager – Example Document Types 204
  • 205. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Open the Administration Console for Content Platform Engine (https://connections.snt.com/acce) and logon as CCM Admin §  Open the “ICObjectStore “ 205
  • 206. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  First we create property fields which we will add to a document type later on §  Open “Data Design” and right click on “Property Templates” §  Choose “New Property Template” and call it Abstract, click “Next” 206
  • 207. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Choose String as “Data Type”, click “Next” 207
  • 208. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Leave default values in the next 2 screens and click “Finish” and “Close” 208
  • 209. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Create a second new property template and call it Track and choose String as “Data Type” §  Click “Assign choice list” on the “Select Choice List or Marking Set” Screen and click on “New…” 209
  • 210. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Use Track List as “Display Name” and click “Next” 210
  • 211. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Use String as list data type and click “Next” 211
  • 212. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Now we create the items, click on “New Items” and add Best Practices, Jump Starts and Show ‘n Tell as display names. Click “OK” 212
  • 213. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Back on the “Add Choice List Items” screen click “Next”, after that click “Finish” and “Close” 213
  • 214. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Back on the “New Property Template” screen click “Next” and click “Finish”, “Close” 214
  • 215. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Now we create the new document type by opening “Classes” and right clicking on “Document” §  Choose “New Class” and call it IBM Connect session and click on “Next” 215
  • 216. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Click “Finish” and “Open” 216
  • 217. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Select the “Property Definitions” tab, click on “Add” and select the new properties “Abstract” and “Track” before clicking on “OK” 217
  • 218. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Click “Save” and “Close” and “Log Out” 218
  • 219. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Go back to one of your Connections Communities and edit the Community 219
  • 220. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Click on the “Library” tab and change the “Default document type” to IBM Connect session 220
  • 221. Connections Content Manager – How to Document Types §  Inside this community go to the Library App and add a file 221 If you can’t see the document type properties restart the FNCS app
  • 222. Connections Content Manager – Resources §  Creating and managing document types http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Creating_and_managing_document_types_ic45 §  Create new document types in IBM Connections Content Manager (Roberto Boccadoro) http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/ Create_new_document_types_in_IBM_Connections_Content_Manager 222
  • 224. §  Access Connect Online to complete your session surveys using any: –  Web or mobile browser –  Connect Online kiosk onsite 224
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