Exchange Hacks Six Weeks On - What's Happening?  

By Cormac McCarthy | 5/7/21 2:43 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you read this blog you’ll know I’ve written about the Exchange Hacks a few weeks back. What’s interesting is the feedback we’ve got since. We are aware of many folks who were directly affected. We’ve heard through others of many more. Not too many people are posting flashing neon signs saying what happened to them publicly and probably understandably so. We’ve heard through third parties of large high profile public bodies moving (or planning to move) from Exchange to Domino for mail.

New Notes Online Meeting integration  

By Daniel Nashed | 5/5/21 2:01 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

This is awesome news announced at NCUG. This new integration will be available for Notes 11.0.1 FP3 and higher implemented into your Notes mail template. I haven't seen it myself but two fellow HCL Ambassadors have already blogged about it.

Domino Online Meeting Integration   

By Roberto Boccadoro | 5/4/21 1:16 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Now that this has been announced publicly at NCUG, btw congrats Hogne for setting up a very useful event, I can talk about DOMI. Me and other Ambassadors have tested it in the last weeks but we were under NDA so we couldn’t share our thoughts.

Follow up to the OpenNTF webinar on Domino administration best practices  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 5/4/21 1:15 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

During the webinar me and Heather ran out of time so we did not have time to talk about all the points that are highlighted in the slides. Here are some details on those point that we did not cover

Domino Online Meeting Integration will be here in DAYS   

By Cormac McCarthy | 5/4/21 1:15 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

So if you haven’t been watching NCUG (why not! Well done Hogne it’s been really good), Thomas Hampel announced that a new feature DOMI will be available within days on GitHub for free.

Sametime Meetings Live Stream on YouTube  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 5/4/21 1:14 PM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Oliver Busse

Have you had the opportunity to try Live Stream from your Sametime Meeting meetings? Setup is not complicated. I have prepared a short step by step manual.

How to pass a Domino V12 OneTouch JSON to your pod or container  

By Daniel Nashed | 5/3/21 2:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

For Docker it is quite easy to pass the JSON file. You just add another volume into a known location. When using Kubernetes you can either pass data via screts or better juse a ConfigMap for your JSON file.

Repair Administration Console of Connections 7 for Chromium-based Browsers  

By Christoph Stoettner | 4/30/21 10:07 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Connections 7 has a new Administration Console to access Communities Template administration and Mobile Administration. The Administration Console can be reached on https://cnx-hostname/cnxadmin/. The / at the end is important, because the ingress rule just forwards /cnxadmin/(.*).

VMware PhotonOS -- Very efficient Container Linux OS   

By Daniel Nashed | 4/30/21 1:38 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today in a customer meeting one of the admins mentioned Photon OS. I never looked into it in detail. But if you are running Docker containers on VMware this could be a good choice for the host OS running on VMware. One of the installation options is a "Lightweight Container Host" VMware says: "Photon OS delivers just enough of a Linux operating system to efficiently run containers on" And from what I saw this is really the case! Plus it is very simple to install. I have tested it as a container host. It comes with Docker 19.03.15. That's not the latest but a good and stable version.

Domino Public key checking - Do it.  

By Cormac McCarthy | 4/29/21 2:04 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL are really on top of their game on security and so is Domino. You may have recently seen a blog I did for HCL on HCL Domino v12: The 4 New Security Features You’ve Been Waiting for However it is really important not to assume that your environment is completely secure. This blog today is more back to the fundamentals of Domino security and one setting in particular. I complete health checks and security audits of environments all the time. On most environments where Domino People have not been before there is one setting that is consistently overlooked. It’s on the Security Tab of your Server document. “Compare public keys“. It’s usually left blank.

Domino V12 One Touch Setup for real world deployments  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/27/21 3:08 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino V12 will introduce One Touch Setup. It's much more than just a basic server setup. You can use it to modify and create documents. Create databases and more. For a container workshop I looked into a more complex example showing how this could look like in production environments.

Last Time updating my SSL Certificate using a KYR file  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/27/21 2:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I am using Domino V12 CertMgr for a while with my own custom export logic for the kyr file. The kyr file export in Domino V12 CertMgr was only available until the new crypto to protect the private key was added. You can't export keys today. But you can import keys. So here is a quick step by step instruction how to user CertMgr today with kyr files. Looks complicated. But with native Domino V12 it will be very very easy soon. But this is how you could leverage it today on Domino V12 servers.

Upload Files via IBM HTTPServer (mod_ibm_upload) to HCL Connections  

By Christoph Stoettner | 4/27/21 2:23 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The last days I analyzed an issue, that file uploads to HCL Connections via IBM HTTPServer stopped working on a fresh installed 6.5CR1. Today I configured a Connections 7 and tried with it. I think that the official documentation is old in some important parts for the upload configuration.

Domino v 12 brings back Domino OSGi Tasklet Service (DOTS)  

By Ulrich Krause | 4/26/21 2:57 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Domino 12 brings back DOTS. The feature was removed for an unclear reason in v 10. I had created a new idea in the HCL #dominoforever Product Ideas Portal on 26-MAR-2019. Barely 2 years later, DOTS is back. The first version was available in Domino v 12 Beta3 codedrop. It was not exactly, what I expected, and I had some discussion with Thomas Hampel and HCL Development.

The Joyful Utility of Optionals in Java  

By Jesse Gallagher | 4/26/21 2:55 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

A while back, I talked about how I had embraced nullness annotations in several of my projects. However, that post predated Domino's laggardly move to Java 8 and so didn't discuss one of the tools that came to Java core in that version: java.util.Optional.

how fix bad request error when login with Spnego SSO enabled  

By Matteo Bisi | 4/26/21 2:53 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

One of my HCL Customers has reported the following error Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit. when some users was trying to login.

Containers are all about automation -- Ansible is a great tool as well  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/26/21 2:51 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

One of the most important aspects about containers and images, is that the environment is always the way you define it. You can run the same changes first in a test/integration environment and apply it exactly in production on many environment. It's also about standardization and making installations and updates easier.

Domino V12 Community Image on any container platform  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/26/21 2:50 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Starting with the first Domino V12 code drop we already looked into optimizing our Domino Community image, replacing functionality introduced into Domino V12 native -- not even just for containers.

Quick tip - Connection documents with Domino clusters  

By Cormac McCarthy | 4/21/21 2:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

This is a powerful yet under-utilized feature in Domino. It’s not complicated. In a replication connection document, you can use the Domino server cluster name instead of a server name in the “Destination server” field.

Domino 12 and Borg backup  

By Martijn de Jong | 4/20/21 4:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I must admit that I’m quite excited about Domino 12. I was thinking this morning why actually. The new features in Domino 12 aren’t necessarily groundbreaking. They’re more about fixing things which should have been in the platform already, but were neglected by IBM in the years in which it would have been logical to implement them.

HCL Sametime Policies – Troubleshooting  

By Milan Matejic | 4/19/21 3:08 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I needed to set a new HCL Sametime policy just for a handful of users, so I have decided to do this via an explicit Sametime policy, assigned to the users via a new user group in LDAP user repository. This process is simple and very well documented, check out the official documentation if you have to do this https://help.hcltechsw.com/sametime/11.5/admin/creating_new_policy.html

HCL Domino 12 – Active Directory Password Sync (Part 2)  

By Ulrich Krause | 4/18/21 3:10 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

During my tests with HCL Domino 12 Beta2 I ran into a couple of issues where the Active Directory Password Sync did not work as expected. The problems are not caused by the beta code. However, I am writing down my observations here, since the errors may also appear later in a productive environment. Maybe my lines will save one or the other a long search.

Domino Unix Start Script Tip: debug logs  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/15/21 5:22 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Maybe I should start writing up tips for some not so well known function in the Domino start script for Linux & Unix .. I implemented some of the functionality just for my own convenience :-) For example when you want to debug an issue. just run "domino archivelog" once to archive your current logs into a zip.

Fixing the Tooltip function in XPages #2  

By Patrick Kwinten | 4/15/21 5:21 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In a previous post I wrote about the disfunction of the tooltip after validation with the Domino server. It turns out my gigia-form has a lot of fields with visibility properties set that are calculated after partial refresh. To have tooltip fixed for the fields that become visible during interaction with the user I needed to apply another patch.

Adé Nathan  

By Andrew Magerman | 4/14/21 11:13 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Nathan T. Freeman passed away on 12th April 2021. He was one of the gurus of the Notes/Domino developer community, very much at the cutting edge of technology and always pushing the boundaries of what was possible with our beloved Notes stack. An early adopter of XPages, he was one of the first to show that one could significantly improve the quality of the XPages applications by concentrating on pure Java Development (which was unfortunately hidden under the covers of XPages), and also one of the first ones to eschew it.

LotusScript Declarations  

By Paul Withers | 4/14/21 5:10 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

How can you get a “Type Mismatch” error in a Forall loop in LotusScript? This was the question a few of us hit with a recent bit of coding. You can’t declare the forall variable, and if you’re iterating over a variant containing only strings, surely this shouldn’t happen.

Fixing the Tooltip function in XPages  

By Patrick Kwinten | 4/14/21 5:09 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

A colleague noticed that the tooltip function on a Xpage stopped working after submitting the page to the server and when the validation did not pass. The same behavior occurred when I added a computed text control that would spit out an anchor reference using a tooltip. Odd.

Domino V12 Beta 3 CertMgr updates and a workaround  

By Daniel Nashed | 4/14/21 4:53 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

There have been a couple of important changes and additions in Beta 3 for CertMgr. Let me share the highlights from my point of view. And also give some tips to avoid current smaller pitfalls I heard in the community from others testing.

Remembering Nathan T. Freeman - Friday, April 16 at 1:00 PM EDT  

By OpenNTF | 4/13/21 10:29 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

We will host an open GoToMeeting for everyone in the Community to join and share their memories of Nathan, this coming Friday, from 1:00 - 2:00 PM EDT. You may use this link to join the meeting: https://www.gotomeet.me/howardtlcc/nathan

Thank you, Nathan!  

By Oliver Busse | 4/13/21 2:29 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today we mourn for one of our members of the community (aka the Yellow bubble), Nathan T. Freeman. If you are working in the Notes/Domino area for some years you definitely came across this name. Nathan was one of the busiest developers for decades, always exploring the borders of Notes and Domino and way beyond.