Disable the social analytics service 

The social analytics service is enabled by default, but you can disable it if you do not want to use it in your deployment.

Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.

About this task

Disabling the social analytics service automatically removes all the features provided by the service, including the social analytics widgets that are available in Profiles, Communities, and the Home page. The indexing process associated with the social analytics service is also disabled.

When you disable the social analytics service, the following widgets are removed from the user interface:

You disable the social analytics service by using wsadmin commands to set the sand.enabled and sand.ssl.enabled properties in the LotusConnections-config.xml file to false. For more information about changing common configuration properties, see Change common configuration property values.

<sloc:serviceReference serviceName="sand" 
        <sloc:static href="admin_replace" ssl_href="admin_replace"/>


To disable the social analytics service...

  1. Use the wsadmin client to access and check out the IBM Connections configuration files:

    1. Enter the following command to access the IBM Connections configuration file: execfile("connectionsConfig.py")

        If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored. This information is not used by the wsadmin client when you are making configuration changes.

    2. Check out the IBM Connections configuration files:



        • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft™ Windows™ operating system.

            AIX and Linux™ only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not run successfully.

        • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the IBM Connections application. This argument is case-sensitive, so type it with care. To obtain the cell name:print AdminControl.getCell()

        For example:

        • AIX or Linux:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/temp","foo01Cell01")

        • Microsoft Windows:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("c:/temp","foo01Cell01")

  2. Optional: If you want to find out the current value of a property, you can list the current configuration settings and values using the following command:


  3. To disable the social analytic service, enter the following commands:


What to do next

Check the configuration files back in during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out. For more information, see the Apply common configuration property changes topic.

Parent topic

Administer applications

Related concepts
Social analytics widgets

Related tasks

Disable the social analytic widgets for individual users
Change common configuration property values
Apply common configuration property changes

Related reference
Common configuration properties