Configure notifications 



If you did not create a mail session on the WebSphere® Application Server during the initial installation, you can configure it afterwards to enable support for email notifications in the IBM® Connections applications.

Before you begin

Users are kept informed about new information and events that take place in the IBM Connections applications. For example, the following types of notifications are available for the applications:

Activities

Table 1. Activities notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
add-member When an activity owner adds members to an activity, a notification is automatically sent to them to inform them about the activity. Directed
autocomplete Activity owners receive an email to warn them that one of their inactive activities will be marked complete if it is not updated. Directed
create When a standard activity is created, each member is sent a notification informing them about the activity. When a community activity is created, notifications are sent out only if individual members are added; no notifications are sent when an entire community membership list is added. Directed
notify Activity members can send other members notifications about entries. Directed

Blogs
Table 2. Blogs notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
approved-comment When a comment is approved, an automatic notification is sent to the comment creator to inform him about it. Moderation
approved-entry When a post is approved, an automatic notification is sent to the entry authors, which includes the post creator and its last editor, to inform them about it. Moderation
approved-idea When an idea is approved, an automatic notification is sent to the authors, which includes the idea creator and its last editor, to inform them about it. Moderation
confirmflagged-comment When a flag on a comment is confirmed, an automatic notification is sent to the flag creator to inform him about it. Moderation
confirmflagged-entry When a flag on a post is confirmed, an automatic notification is sent to the flag creator to inform him about it. Moderation
confirmflagged-idea When a flag on an idea is confirmed, an automatic notification is sent to the flag creator to inform him about it. Moderation
notify Notifications that one user sends to others to inform them about useful blog posts. Directed
notify-idea Notifications that one user sends to others to inform them about useful ideas. Directed
notifyflagged-comment When a comment is flagged as inappropriate, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyflagged-entry When a post is flagged as inappropriate, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyflagged-idea When an idea is flagged as inappropriate, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyreposted-entry When a post is modified and re-posted, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyreposted-idea When an idea is modified and re-posted, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyreview-comment When a new comment is posted, and put in pending status, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to let them know they need to review it. Moderation
notifyreview-entry When a new post is added, and put in pending status, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to let them know they need to review it. Moderation
notifyreview-idea When a new idea is added, and put in pending status, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to let them know they need to review it. Moderation
notifyreview-trackback When a new trackback comment is posted, and put in pending status, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to let them know they need to review the trackback comment. Moderation
notifyupdated-entry When a post is edited or updated by other users, an automatic notification is sent to the entry creator to inform him about the update. Response
notifyupdated-idea When an idea is edited or updated by other users, an automatic notification is sent to the idea creator to inform him about the update. Response
ownermsg When a new comment is posted, an automatic notification is sent to the entry creator about the new comment. Response
ownermsg-idea When a new comment is posted for an idea, an automatic notification is sent to the idea creator about the new comment. Response
quarantined-comment When a comment is quarantined, an automatic notification is sent to the comment creator and the blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
quarantined-entry When a post is quarantined, an automatic notification is sent to the post authors, which includes the post creator and its last editor, and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
quarantined-idea When an idea is quarantined, an automatic notification is sent to the authors, which includes the idea creator and its last editor, and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
rejected-comment When a comment is rejected, an automatic notification is sent to the comment creator to inform him about it. Moderation
rejected-entry When a post is rejected, an automatic notification is sent to the post authors, which includes the post creator and its last editor, to inform them about it. Moderation
rejected-idea When an idea is rejected, an automatic notification is sent to the authors, which includes the idea creator and its last editor, to inform them about it. Moderation
restored-comment When a comment is restored, an automatic notification is sent to the comment creator and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
restored-entry When a post is restored, an automatic notification is sent to the post authors, which includes the post creator and its last editor, and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
retored-idea When an idea is restored, an automatic notification is sent to the authors, which includes the idea creator and its last editor, and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
returned-entry When a post is returned, an automatic notification is sent to the post authors, which includes the post creator and its last editor, and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation
returned-idea When an idea is returned, an automatic notification is sent to the authors, which includes the idea creator and its last editor, and blog owners to inform them about it. Moderation

Bookmarks
Table 3. Bookmarks notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
notify Users can send notifications to other users to inform them about useful bookmarks. Directed
notifyReplaceURL Users can send a notification to the bookmark author to inform her about a broken bookmark link. Directed

Communities
Table 4. Communities notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
broadcastMail Members can send notifications to other members to inform them about important events. Broadcast
invite Members can send a notification to a non-member to invite them to join the community. Directed
memberAdded Notifications are automatically generated and sent to members when they are added to a community. Directed
memberRemoved Notifications are automatically generated and sent to members when they are removed from a community. Directed
requestToJoin Users can request to join a community by sending a notification to the community's owner. Directed

Files
Table 5. Files notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
collectionMediaAdd Notification sent to users when a file is added to a folder or community they are following. Directed
collectionMemberUpdate Notification sent to users when a folder is shared with them, or when their folder access level changes. This applies to individual users, not groups. Directed
commentAdd Notification sent to users when a comment is created on a file they are following. Users can follow files by opening the file page and clicking Follow. Follow
communityVisibilityUpdate Notification sent to owners of a community when the community was made public and non-public files shared with the community were removed from it. Directed
mediaEdit Notification sent to users when a file they are following is edited. Users can follow files by opening the file page and clicking Follow. Follow
mediaShare Notification sent to users when files are shared with them. Directed

Forums
Table 6. Forums notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
forumTopicCreated Notification sent to users when a topic is added to a forum they are following. Follow
topicReplyCreated Notification sent to users when a reply is made to a topic they are following. Follow

Moderation
Table 7. Moderation notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
notifyApproved When an entry is approved, an automatic notification is sent to the entry authors, which includes the entry's creator and its last editor, and the entry owners to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyAutoQuarantined When an entry is flagged as inappropriate a specified number of times, automatic notification is sent to the Global Moderator and Reviewers. The number of inappropriate flaggings is specified in the contentreview-config.xml file, in the autoQuarantine property. For example, if you specify autoQuarantine at "5", notification is sent after the entry is flagged a fifth time. Moderation
notifyFlagged When an entry is flagged as having inappropriate content, and put in pending status, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to let them know they need to review it. Moderation
notifyPending When an entry is added and needs approval, an automatic notification is sent to the entry author to let them know that the entry is in the review process. Reviewers and moderators are notified separately by a notifyReview email. Moderation
notifyQuarantined When an entry is quarantined, an automatic notification is sent to the entry authors, which includes the entry's creator and its last editor, and the entry owners to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyRejected When an entry is rejected, an automatic notification is sent to the entry authors, which includes the entry's creator and its last editor, and the entry owners to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyRestored When an entry is restored, an automatic notification is sent to the entry authors, which includes the entry's creator and its last editor, and the entry owners to inform them about it. Moderation
notifyReview When an entry is added, and put in pending status, an automatic notification is sent to content reviewers, which includes anyone in the global-moderator role, to let them know they need to review it. Moderation

News
Table 8. News notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
dailyDigest If email notifications are enabled on your system, you will have options that are set to Daily Newsletter option by default in the Settings page. Each of the options correspond to a subview within the Home page Updates News Feed view. All options can be customized to a desired frequency. Areas that have this option set will have content included in the Daily Newsletter received, once there has been an update by a person other than yourself within that subview since the last Daily Newsletter. Follow
followIndividual If email notifications are enabled on your system, you will have options that are set to Individual E-mails option by default in the Settings page. Each of the options correspond to a subview within the Home page Updates News Feed view. All options can be customized to a desired frequency. Any updates within the corresponding News Feed subview by a person other than yourself are sent to you in individual emails. Follow
weeklyDigest If email notifications are enabled on your system, you will have options that are set to Weekly Newsletter option by default in the Settings page. Each of the options correspond to a subview within the Home page Updates News Feed view. All options can be customized to a desired frequency. Areas that have this option set will have content included in the Weekly Newsletter received, once there has been an update by a person other than yourself within that subview since the last Weekly Newsletter. Follow

Profiles
Table 9. Profiles notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
notify If a person designates someone else as a colleague, the colleague is sent a notification inviting them to join that person's network. Directed
notifyBoardOwnerForComment Board owners are notified when someone comments on their message board. Response
notifyBoardOwnerForEntry Board owners are notified when someone posts a message in their message board. Response
notifyEntryOwnerForComment Board owners are notified when someone comments on a message board entry. Response

Wikis
Table 10. Wikis notification types

Notification name Description Notification type
commentAdd Notification sent to users when a comment is created on a wiki page they are following, or on any page in a wiki they are following.

Users can follow wiki pages or wikis by opening a page and clicking Follow, and then Follow this Page or Follow this Wiki.
Follow
mediaEdit Notification sent to users when an event occurs in a wiki page or wiki they are following. Events include title or description edits, new tags, and new or deleted pages, edits or comments.

Users can follow wiki pages or wikis by opening a page and clicking Follow, and then Follow this Page or Follow this Wiki.
Follow
roleAdd Notification sent to users when they are made a member of a wiki, or when their wiki access level is changed. This applies to individual users, not groups. Directed

The following notification types are supported:

Broadcast

Directed

Follow

Moderation

Response

Note: Only complete this task if you did not configure notifications during the installation.

About this task


You can configure notifications to be sent in one the following ways:

Send mail from a server found by doing a lookup

Send mail from a specific SMTP server


Parent topic

Administer applications

Related concepts
Optional post-installation tasks

Related tasks
Customize email digests



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