IBM Connections Connector for Lotus QuickrAs administrator, you can enable IBM Lotus Quickr integration with the Communities application, allowing community members to organize and share files, and collaborate on documents from a central location.
Integration with Lotus Quickr gives the communities in your organization a place to store and manage files. Communities associated with a team place in Lotus Quickr can aggregate updates in the community overview page, making it easier to stay current with projects and work collaboratively.
The Activities application can also be integrated with Lotus Quickr, allowing users to publish documents from an activity to a Lotus Quickr space. For more information, see Integrate Activities with IBM Lotus Quickr.
The following prerequisites currently apply to Lotus Quickr integration with Communities:
- The Lotus Quickr server and the IBM Connections server must be using the same LDAP server.
- The Lotus Quickr server and the IBM Connections server must be in the same domain.
- Single sign-on (SSO) must be enabled between WAS and Lotus Quickr. In addition, the realm name specified in the SSO configuration for both systems must match. For more information, see Enable single sign-on for Lotus Quickr.
- When using the REST API interface to create Lotus Quickr places, the user must be registered as an administrator on the Lotus Quickr server.
Integration between Communities and Lotus Quickr is currently supported for Lotus Quickr services for WebSphere Portal and Lotus Quickr services for Lotus Domino . To find out what versions of Lotus Quickr are supported for this release of IBM Connections, see Detailed system requirements for IBM Connections.
CAUTION: After you have installed the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr, it is important that the owner of a Lotus Quickr place does not delete the place or change the membership of the place using the Lotus Quickr APIs. In addition, the Lotus Quickr administrator must not use administrative commands to delete a place or change the membership of a place. These actions might disrupt the synchronization that is carried out by the connector.
Install the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr
Install the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr by doing one of the following:
Define a list of supported Lotus Quickr servers for Communities
You can provide a list of the supported IBM Lotus Quickr servers to the proxy server to ensure that it honors any requests made for access to one of the supported Lotus Quickr servers. This is an optional task.
Supporting Lotus Quickr authenticated feeds
By default, the IBM Connections proxy is configured to allow cookies, headers or mime types, and all HTTP actions to be exchanged among the IBM Connections applications. It also prevents HTTP GET requests from non-IBM Connections services and prevents all cookies or headers from being directed to the applications.
Edit the Lotus Quickr configuration file
Edit settings in the IBM Lotus Quickr configuration XML file to change the values entered at install time or to add a custom place type.
Configure roles for Lotus Quickr places
Edit settings in the IBM Lotus Quickr configuration XML file to change the roles associated with Lotus Quickr place types.
Enable SSL access to the Lotus Quickr server
To enable the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), you need to manually edit the communities-quickr-config.xml configuration file.
Integrate with SiteMinder and Tivoli Access Manager
If you have enabled IBM Connections to use Computer Associates' SiteMinder or IBM Tivoli Access Manager for user authentication and single sign-on (SSO), and you have configured your deployment for integration with Lotus Quickr, you need to manually edit the communities-quickr-config.xml configuration file to disable the use of SSO. SSO must also be disabled when using SPNEGO; otherwise the Lotus connectors will not function properly.
Use the Lotus Quickr Delayed Synchronizer
The IBM Lotus Quickr Delayed Synchronizer propagates community membership changes to Lotus Quickr places if the Lotus Quickr server is down when changes in community membership are made.
Uninstall the Lotus Quickr connector
Use the uninstaller to remove the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr from your system.
Upgrading the Lotus Quickr connector
To upgrade to a newer version of the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr, uninstall the existing connector before installing the new connector.
Parent topicInstall plug-ins
Publishing attachments to Lotus Quickr
Enable single sign-on for Lotus Quickr
Integrate Activities with IBM Lotus Quickr