Configure administrators for Home page and Blogs 

You must create administrators for Home page and Blogs before you can use those applications.


Before you begin


IBM Connections administrators must be dedicated users. Their only purpose should be application administration. Only a Home page administrator can add, enable, or disable widgets on the Home page. See Administer the Home page from the user interface.  Only a Blogs administrator can configure a Blogs Homepage blog, which is required for Blogs. See Manage the Homepage blog. Note: You can also create administrators for any of the applications, for the purpose of managing content. Those users must be dedicated as well.


About this task


Create administrators in the WAS Integrated Solutions Console.


Procedure

To configure administrative access to an application...

  1. From the WAS admin console, select Applications -> Application Types -> WebSphere enterprise applications.

  2. Find and click the link to the application that you want to configure. For example, click Home page.

  3. Click the Security role to user/group mapping link.

  4. To map a user to the administrative role, select the check box beside the admin role and then click Map Users.

  5. In the Search String box, type the name of the person whom you would like to set as an administrator, and then click Search. If the user exists in the LDAP directory, it is found and displayed in the Available list.

  6. Select the name from the Available box, and then move it into the Selected column by clicking the right arrow button.

  7. Repeat Steps 4 and 5 to add more users to the administrative role.

  8. Click OK.

  9. To map a user to the administrative role for another application, repeat steps 1–7.

  10. From the Enterprise Applications -> <application> -> Security role to user/group mapping page, click OK, and then click Save to save the changes.

  11. Synchronize and restart all your WAS instances.


Parent topic

Mandatory post-installation tasks


Related tasks


Administer the Home page from the user interfaceConfigure BlogsManage the Blogs Homepage blog

November 15, 2011
   

 

Nov 15, 2011 3:59:51 PM 4 Nov 15, 2011 3:57:11 PM 3 Nov 15, 2011 3:56:16 PM 2 Nov 15, 2011 3:55:05 PM 1 Submitted by Jason English on Nov 15, 2011 4:02:53 PM

Re: Configuring administrators for Home page and Blogs

Hi David and Sunny,

I've updated, and hopefully clarified, this topic. Users in the administrator role for any application should be dedicated. They should not be used for any other purpose, or be "normal" users who might want to use IBM Connections.

Topics will be added to this wiki soon describing how to create "superusers" for each of the applications, for the purpose of managing content.

Thanks.

Submitted by Sunny Carrandi on Nov 8, 2011 1:28:41 PM

Re: Configuring an administrative user

Hi David, did get ant answer from IBM regarding this issue? I am experimenting the same problem.

Submitted by David Greenstein on Sep 21, 2011 4:34:54 PM

Re: Configuring an administrative user

I found that you should not add directory members as Administrators of Activities. Once adding a directory user to the Admin role in Activities, they were no longer able to create an Activity within a Community.

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