Administer CommunitiesYou configure and administer Communities using scripts accessed using the IBM WAS wsadmin client.
You can update the Communities environment in two ways:
- Configuration settings. Modify these settings to control various configurable applications within Communities. When you make configuration changes, you use scripts to check out the Communities configuration file, make changes, and then check the file back in. A server restart is required for your changes to take effect.
- Administrative commands: Use these commands to control various aspects of the Communities environment and community users. Administrative commands do not require a server restart to take effect.
Running Communities administrative commands
Jython scripts are used to administer the Communities application. These scripts allow the administrator to view Communities data and perform administrative tasks for Communities.
Change Communities configuration property values
Configuration settings control how and when various Communities operations take place. You can edit the settings to change the ways that communities behave.
Create and populating communities
Create and populate a community using scripts accessed using the wsadmin command-line tool. The administrative commands for creating communities do not require a server restart to take effect, and no file checkout is necessary.
Manage membership in Communities
Use administrative commands to add and remove community members. You can also disable the Add Members button if you do not want community owners to add people to communities without their consent, or disable the invitations feature if you do not want to allow people to invite others to join their community.
Manage community content
You can enable the active content filter to prevent users from embedding malicious content in text input fields. You can also use administrative commands to update or remove inappropriate information in fields to which you do not have owner access.
Moderating the content in a community
When moderation is enabled for the Blogs, Forums, and Files applications, global moderators or community moderators can review community blog, forum, and file content before it is posted to a community, and manage content after it is added to a community.
Configure the size of the community description summary
Use configuration settings to set the maximum size of a community description summary.
Configure display settings
Use configuration settings to control the display of data in the Communities application.
Hiding the Start a community button from unauthenticated users
You can prevent unauthenticated users from creating communities by hiding the Start a community button.
Enable and disable the community handle
Enable or disable the community handle depending on whether you want community owners to have the option of creating a unique web address for their community.
Enable community feeds
The IBM Connections AJAX proxy is configured to allow cookies, headers or mime types, and all HTTP actions to be exchanged among the IBM Connections applications. However, access to arbitrary URLs is prevented by default.
Work with managed applications
Use the ManagedAppService commands to manage the applications that can be installed on community servers, such as Confluence Wiki and IBM Lotus Quickr™.
Administer widgets and remote applications
You can extend your community to include various components or applications. These applications are contained within the community as widgets. You can administer widget life-cycle events to ensure that changes are synchronized between the Communities server and the servers hosting the widgets.
Configure media galleries
Media galleries are community widgets that display photos and videos. You must configure media galleries in your IBM Connections deployment, and then community owners can add the widget to their communities.
Manage custom library widgets
Add custom libraries to IBM Connections communities to work with documents and folders on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, IBM FileNet P8 and IBM Content Manager. For example, when you add a new document to a custom library you are adding the document to the ECM server.
Manage Communities scheduled tasks
Use the CommunitiesScheduler commands to administer the community event tasks performed by the IBM WAS scheduler. These administrative commands do not require a server restart to take effect, and no file checkout is necessary.
Configure news event log clean-up
Edit settings in the communities-config.xml file to define the interval at which the EventLogCleanup task runs.
View and collect Communities metrics
Use the CommunitiesMetricsService commands and Server Metrics page to monitor product usage, and to make configuration adjustments when necessary.
Retrieve and listing community data
The community fetch commands return a Java™ vector of Java hash maps. No file checkout or server restart is required when using these commands.
Filtering community lists
Use the CommunitiesListService commands to filter the information in community lists and to generate smaller lists containing more specific information.
Integrate Communities with IBM Lotus Quickr
Use the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr to integrate Lotus Quickr places with communities.
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