The session title “The lazy administrator, how to make your life easier by using TDI to automate your work” says pretty much everything about what we want to show. Read more
I’m building a new IBM Connections 5 test installation on my new MacBook Pro.
During the installation of the pre-requirements unfortunately IBM DB2 ESE 10.1 hung during installation (of course without logging an error message). Never had any issues with DB2 before so I started googling. Read more
This year our family had the pleasure to enjoy four weeks holiday. We were two weeks in lovely Tuscany and instead of telling you how great it was, just let me post some pictures: Read more
After adding the CSV file in part 2 we now want to add a comment to this file to inform the users what was changed.
Create a Comment
The atom entry document for the comment was already created in the previous steps of the TDI script and is called atom-entry-comment and looks like this. The part in red will be the actual comment: Read more
Files can be directly uploaded to IBM Connections through the API via a HTTP request. This is documented in the IBM Connections 4.5 API Documentation i.e. when we want to update a file inside Connections we find some informations on how to this here.
Unfortunately the documentation has no examples (as Carl Tyler nicely described in “The Domino Designer documentation team screwed us all“) and is far away from being perfect. Starting point for me was to use the SBT API Explorer on Greenhouse and/or a local Rest client (I’m using the Cocoa Rest client on my OS X machine). Read more
As you can see I really love abbreviations but for those of you which have no clue what I’m talking about:
- TDI -> IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or the new name IBM Security Directory Integrator
- AD -> Microsoft Active Directory
- Domino -> IBM Domino Server
- Cnx -> IBM Connections
Everyone knows the scenario, a new employee begins to work at your company but before he can use your internal systems he has to be manually added to thousands of systems.
This can be automated/simplified with TDI scripts and this was exactly what I did last week. Read more
I will do a session on administration of IBM Connections and how scripts can help you doing this next week at BCCON in Hamburg with my good friend Christoph Stöttner. He is THE man on this topic and I managed to convince him that he needs me as a co-speaker. His only request was that I had to create a brand new python script, so here we go. Read more