HCL Connections Newsletter v2 and Join Community requests  

By Christoph Stoettner | 3/8/21 3:09 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Since IBM Connections 6.0CR4 we can use a new newsletter format which needs still (now with HCL Connections 7) be activated separately in LotusConnections-config/notification-config.xml. Today some users asked how they can add other users to their private communities (visible in Community catalog) without manually adding them. As we investigated the question I had a look at the old notification format. So there a community owner got following e-mail when a user requested to join:

Talking to an OAuth2 API from the Notes Client (NO Xpages)  

By Adrian Marikar | 3/8/21 1:05 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

Have you wondered if it is possible to talk to an OAuth2 SaaS API from the Notes Client without XPages? We did just that! We were asked to develop a solution to create invoices and contact information from a standard HCL Domino CRM and Licence Tracking application to an OAuth2 api. The requirement was for a simple action button on a contact form that when clicked from the HCL Notes client, created a draft invoice on the client’s accounting SaaS and a new contact (if it didn’t already exist on the SaaS platform).

HCL Domino – Directory Assistance – Access to Active Directory via LDAPs – Thoughts about HCL Connections, Domino and Sametime  

By Milan Matejic | 3/4/21 1:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In order to re-configure the existing HCL Domino Directory Assistance document for accessing the user data over encrypted LDAP connection or LDAPs you have to do the following: Create a Domino keyring file for the source Domino server.

HCL Connections Invite – Issues when using TDS/SDS as User Repository  

By Milan Matejic | 3/3/21 5:04 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Take care when deploying the HCL Connections Invite application using the TDS (Tivoli Directory Server)/SDS (IBM Security Directory Server) as user repository. The following information from the official documentation is wrong.

Mailrules extended ( 2021 edition )  

By Ulrich Krause | 3/1/21 1:38 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

A few years ago, more precisely in 2008, I already wrote about an extension of the Rules Engine in Notes / Domino. Although the existing programming covers a large part of users’ requirements, it would sometimes be desirable to be able to create more flexible rules.

Notes Client and Temporary Files  

By Intec Systems | 3/1/21 1:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Recently a customer highlighted a strange issue with a client application. After opening a document, she was met with the error …

Domino V12 – The Certificate Manager  

By Martijn de Jong | 2/28/21 4:49 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

HCL Domino V12 is in beta, and we currently have beta 2 to work with. One of the interesting new features of Domino V12 is the Certificate Manager task (certmgr). I’ve been playing around with this task and in this post I’ll tell about my experiences.

Installing Domino 11.0.1 FP2 on iSeries  

By Rainer Brandl | 2/23/21 5:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In the weekend I had to migrate a Domino environment from 9.0.1.x to the latest release. What I could see during the migration:Backup the NOTES.INI before you run the "UPDDOMSVR" command (!)Maybe it was in this environment but after running the UPDDOMSVR the NOTES.INI only contained 3 lines and all the other informations have been gone. Therefore we had to restore the NOTES.INI from the backup we took before

How the get personalized access to Domino using proton/domino-db  

By Heiko Voigt | 2/22/21 6:44 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

First of all, everything you will read in this post is already available on the AppDevPack documentation. Maybe not so explicit as I try to write this up here but with some common sense, these finings are obvious. What are we looking at ? Well, in the past months I had to deal with personalized access to HCL Domino Data through the AppDevPack. This means, our code will have to do CRUD Operations based on a Domino User and her effective ACL settings in the respective Applications.

Addressing ill informed opinions of HCL Domino  

By Cormac McCarthy | 2/22/21 4:12 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Something that has been discussed with HCL Ambassadors, HCL and within Domino People on an ongoing basis is ill informed opinions of HCL Domino. Get the name right for a start.

It's 21 and we are on to 12 #dominoforever   

By Oliver Busse | 2/18/21 3:02 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I love using click-bait-ish titles, right? This one addresses the year we're now in and "12" of course is referencing the version of HCL Notes and Domino which is currently under heavy beta testing around the globe. HCL just released the second iteration of it to the public. If you are not registered to the beta forum to give feedback then you should do so asap - it can only get better with your contributions.

Fake News About Notes and Domino – This is the Real News  

By NCUG | 2/17/21 4:31 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

In the past week news stories have spread around the tech world stating that while HCL took over Notes and Domino from IBM, “not much has been happening with the platform.” This is fake news! People, meet Notes/Domino V12 Beta 2.

A quick one - doc.PostedDate in Java Agent...  

By Heiko Voigt | 2/12/21 2:58 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

One of my customers built an agent that sends out automated e-mails in Domino by a Java Agent via a technical users mail file. Yesterday, they came to me asking why all of the emails they are sending out are going to the Drafts Folder in the respective Mail file.

Domino CI build with Jenkins and Docker  

By Martin Pradny | 2/12/21 2:44 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I wanted to make this work for a very long time, but there were always some parts missing, so I could not get the full process running. Finally, the wait is over. The following paragraphs describe a way to build Notes/Domino apps automatically on a Jenkins server, allowing parallel builds and all "normal" continuous-integration behavior, without having to think too much about Domino specifics.

“OneMK” – makefiles made easy  

By Ulrich Krause | 2/11/21 8:45 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

HCL recently has released a new version of the C API Toolkit for Notes/Domino 11.0.1. I had already written about it here. Thomas Hampel reported that there will also be another release of the toolkit after the release of version 12 of Notes / Domino. In this version the makefiles will be included again, which are missing in version 11.0.1.

HCL SafeLinx – SSL Issues   

By Milan Matejic | 2/11/21 8:35 AM | Infrastructure - SafeLinx | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are using HCL SafeLinx and you cannot access your websites using “HTTPS” and you see the following error in the HCL SafeLinx “wg.log” log file: PKCS12_parse failed, return 587686001 (error:23076071:PKCS12 routines:PKCS12_parse:mac verify failure Then, most likely, either you are using the wrong password for the “P12” file, database where your SSL certificates reside, or your HCL SafeLinx Server is installed on Linux and the password for the “P12” file contains some special characters that need to be escaped.

Developers: New C API Toolkit 11.0.1 now available  

By Thomas Hampel | 2/9/21 2:18 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Good news for developers and partners out there who work on plugins and extensions for Domino. We just published a new version of the C API Toolkit, actually the first new version since more than 7 years. This is the first HCL shipment of the C API and it signals an ongoing commitment to revamp the C API delopment story, it now supports building applications using the GUI environment for Visual Studio 2017.

Virtual, Faster, Better! How to deploy HCL Notes 11.0.1 FP1 for Citrix/VDI  

By Prominic.NET | 2/9/21 2:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Deploying Notes on virtual desktops (or VDI) is a great way to achieve a smoother performance and a better user and admin experience for older versions of the software. During the Collabsphere 2020 conference Chris Adler from Panagenda presented how to deploy the latest version of HCL Notes 11.0.1 FP1 for Citrix/VDI.

Happy Valentine - or not? #dominoforever  

By Oliver Busse | 2/9/21 2:14 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Ok, this has nothing to do with Feb 14 aka Valentine's Day. I chose this title as my Let's Encrypt certificate for this page was going to expire on exact that date. I recently saw it and just now retweeted the Tweet of Detlev's blog post regarding the updated Let's Encrypt certificates that you have to add to your cacerts on Domino to keep the great LE4D app running without errors. If you use LE on your Domino server utilizing LE4D then YOU MUST act now - before it's too late (maybe on Valentine's Day...)

A Simpler Load-Balancing Setup With HAProxy  

By Jesse Gallagher | 2/8/21 2:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

...where by "simpler" I mean relative to the setup I detailed six years ago. For a good long time now, I've had a reverse-proxy + load balancer setup that uses nginx for the main front end and HAProxy as an intermediary to do the actual load balancing. The reason I set it up this way was that I was constrained by two limitations: nginx's built-in load balancing didn't do sticky sessions like I needed, which would break server-side-state frameworks like XPages HAProxy didn't do HTTPS In the intervening half-decade, things have improved. I haven't checked on nginx's load balancing, but HAProxy sprouted splendid HTTPS capabilities. So, for the new servers I've been setting up, I decided to take a swing at it with HAProxy alone.

CAPI SDK 11.0.1 for HCL Notes / Domino released  

By Ulrich Krause | 2/8/21 2:45 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL has released a new version of the CAPI SDK on Flexnet. The version number has increased from 9.0.1 to 11.0.1. Unfortunately, the changes are not documented. The “whats new” view only shows the changes in V9.0.1. Therefore I did a comparison of the versions myself. Here is what I found.

OpenNTF February Webinar: Introduction to Ansible for Newbies  

By OpenNTF | 2/8/21 1:55 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

This talk is for Domino admins and developers who would like to learn Ansible basics. Ansible is an automation engine to automate deployments. HCL provides a set of Ansible playbooks and roles to deploy a complete HCL Connections 7 environment. Come learn what Ansible is and why you should use it in this webinar.