IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere PortalBring the power of IBM Connections to your portal applications.
Installing this package makes the following portlets available to your portal users:
- Activities -- Collaboration tool for collecting, organizing, sharing, and reusing work related to a project goal.
- Blogs -- Online journals you can use to deliver timely information with a personal touch.
- Bookmarks -- Social bookmarking tool that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks.
- Tag Cloud – Meaningful keywords you can use to find associated content.
- Profiles – Directory of colleagues you can use to build a network and locate expertise.
- Wikis – Repository for sharing and collaborating on pages of interest to your group.
Attention: If you updated to IBM Connections 3.0.1 from Connections 3.0, you will find that the Connections business card does not display. The configuration has changed so that the business card will now display in deployments that use hidden email. Even if your deployment does not, do some additional configuration to make the business card display. Follow the steps in Configure the Connections business card.
Note: The portlets support LTPA single sign-on. If the IBM Connections Server and IBM WebSphere Portal servers are configured for single sign-on, You can configure the Portal AJAX Proxy to manage authentication for the IBM Connections portlets. The only additional step to allow the portlets to use single sign-on to authenticate with IBM Connections is to set the Connections service URL for each portlet as described in the topic Configure the IBM Connections portlets. If end users specify their IBM Connections login credentials via the Personalize menu, the portlets will use basic authentication to authenticate with Lotus Connections.
Install the Connections Portlets for IBM WebSphere Portal
Install the IBM Connections Portlets for IBM WebSphere Portal.
Configure the Connections business card
OPTIONAL: Enable the IBM Connections business card so that your users can access Connections data such as a person's profile information.
Enable logging for the portlets
OPTIONAL: In order to diagnose and resolve errors that occur with the IBM Connections Portlets, enable logging.
Configure portlets to use common directory services
Configure the IBM Connections portlets to use the common directory services to enable directory lookup from IBM Connections in the IBM WebSphere Portal environment.
Wiring the IBM Connections portlets
After you add the IBM Connections portlets to an IBM WebSphere Portal page, wire them together so they can exchange data.
Configure the IBM Connections portlets
Configure the IBM Connections portlets to get data from the IBM Connections servers.
Authorizing users and portlets
Set access so that users can access the IBM Connections portlets.
Importing the IBM Connections certificate for your browser
Import the security certificate for IBM Connections to avoid warnings from your browser.
Configure Links to Open Connections in the Same Browser Window
OPTIONAL: You can configure the portlets so that when a user clicks a Connections link it opens Lotus Connection in the same browser window rather than the default, which is to open in a new window.
Conditional Loading of the Lotus CSS bundle
RECOMMENDED: Load the IBM Connections portlets CSS bundle to properly render the user interfaces for the IBM Connections portlets.
Optimizing the page layout for the Tags portlet
Optimize the page layout to use a smaller column width for the Tags portlet.
How the Tags portlet interacts with the other IBM Connections portlets
This topic describes how the tags portlet interacts with the other IBM Connections portlets.
Understand workflow support in the Blogs Portlet
The IBM Connections Blogs portlet supports very basic subset of workflow features that are available in the IBM Connections Blogs application.
Update the IBM Connections servers from 2.5 to 3.0.1
If you are using the IBM Connections 3.0.1 Portlets with an IBM Connections 2.5 server and want to upgrade the server to Lotus Connections 3.0.1, restart the IBM Connections Portlet application running on WebSphere Portal so that the portlets can detect the update.
Uninstall the IBM Connections portlets
OPTIONAL: If you no longer want the Portlets installed, you can remove them from IBM WebSphere Portal.
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August 5, 2011 12:18:46 PM
Aug 5, 2011 12:18:46 PM 3 May 24, 2011 8:04:13 AM 1 1 Apr 12, 2011 8:30:32 AM Submitted by Lamont Bowens on Jul 26, 2011 3:31:21 PM
Re: IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal
The section on wiring the portlets together is missing. I see it in the 3.0 version of the wiki (Wiring_the_Lotus_Connections_portlets_lc3) but not for 3.0.1. Can we have this section added for the 3.0.1 portlets?