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Minimal web.xml for authenticated webapp on WAS 8.5.5.x
I was doing a simple servlet based web application that should on WebSphere Application Server 8.5.5.6 the other day. The servlet should require authentication. I really wanted to avoid using web.xml and go annotation based but it turned out that it ...
17-Oct-2016
09:09:27
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Reserved characters in WebSphere Application Server passwords... Really!?
Had somewhat of a surprise today when IBM Support informed us that the issue our customer was experiencing could be due to unsupported characters in the password of the user mapped to the connectionsAdmin J2C alias. Say what!? But apparently there are ...
02-Jun-2016
17:01:46
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Fixing an IBM Connections Social Mail CPU spike problem
The other day we did a test upgrade of our internal IBM Connections 4.5 environment from CR3 to CR4 before doing the real upgrade. After the upgrade the CPU of the WebSphere Application Server node (we are in a single node architecture) would spike to a ...
07-May-2014
08:48:32
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Terminology is the most important thing to know when when starting out with WebSphere Application Server
Over the last few weeks I've done a fair amount of consulting on IBM Connections - not so much the install and technical stuff but more simply talking to customers about WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and how it works. The single thing that people ...
29-Nov-2013
12:55:20
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Trusting certificates in WebSphere Application Server
If you make SSL connections from a WebSphere Application Server based application the server (or rather the cell) needs to trust the certificate of the server you are connecting to. This is very easy to do in WAS and is easily done using the Integrated ...
29-Nov-2013
11:43:51
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On the IBM Connections SPI's
Earlier this week I had a requirement to interact with the IBM Connections user storage from a servlet running within WebSphere Application Server meaning that I needed to obtain the currently logged in users email address from the username (i.e. the ...
06-Nov-2013
09:38:28
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Elusive IBM Connections 4.5 CR2 upgrade issue solved
We've had a lot of problems trying to upgrade one of our internal test environments from IBM Connections 4.5 CR1 to CR2. The only symptom was the we were unable to move past the screen in the update wizard (updateWizard.sh / updateWizard.bat) where we ...
15-Oct-2013
11:14:51
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Websphere Application Server WIM LDAP adapter log trace
When debugging LDAP login issues for Websphere Application Server (WAS) you're actually debugging the WIM (Websphere Identity Manager) part of WAS. The actual login piece is part of the adapters (database, ldap, file) which is the repository specific ...
02-May-2013
08:55:10
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Setting up LDAP failover for Websphere Application Server
As you may know LDAP is crucial to Websphere Application Server (WAS) when using it for IBM Connections so it makes good sense to configure failover for LDAP. If the LDAP server becomes unavailable you can no longer log in (actually you can't even log ...
01-May-2013
10:20:48
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Looking up a datasource from an IBM Connections event handler
For a customer project I'm working on these days I'm writing an event handler for IBM Connections Profiles to integrate two profile systems in real-time using the IBM Connections 4.0 Event SPI. Pretty powerful stuff in case you've never looked into it. ...
30-Apr-2013
15:34:40
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Websphere Application Server training curriculums FREE
100 free educational modules for #IBM WebSphere Application Server V8.0 -- 40 for V8.5 -- Wow! ibm.co/XdADce— IBM Education Assist (@ibmedassistant) March 18, 2013 I just found out via Twitter that loads of Websphere Application Training is ...
18-Mar-2013
14:07:46
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Screenshots for "Watch the names when doing SSO between WAS and Domino" post
I've received some requests for screenshots in my Watch the names when doing SSO between WAS and Domino post from yesterday so here they are. (click on the image for larger version) (click on the image for larger version)
04-Jul-2012
08:22:35
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Watch the names when doing SSO between WAS and Domino
This morning I helped a customer because they couldn't make the beta of the OnTime Group Calendar for IBM Connections work and it turned out to be a Single-Sign-On issue. For the OnTime widgets to work we require SSO between Websphere Application Server ...
03-Jul-2012
21:35:02
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File not found when using IBM Connections Media Gallery
At a customer users were reporting that the media gallery in IBM Connections did not work. The error they were seeing was aneror message in the UI telling them that the file they just selected from their file system did not exist. Very strange. After ...
21-Feb-2012
19:58:08
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Disabling HTTPS communication between IHS WAS Plugin and WAS servers
Many people believe that you have to have multiple servers to run IBM Connections - this simply isn't true! There's no reason why you cannot run everything of the same server which is what we do here at the office. When you do that, if all servers are ...
10-Feb-2012
14:52:50
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WAS profile creation on Windows Server 2008 64 bit
When installing Connections on Windows 2008 Server 64 bit the profile management tool doesn't work so profile creation is done using manageprofiles.bat/s...
07-Dec-2011
21:54:40
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IBM Connections wsadmin cheat sheet
Starting with IBM Connections 3 the Websphere wsadmin command is even more important as the only way to deploy Connections is using Websphere Application Server Network Deployment or ND for short. The wsadmin command is used to check out the Connections ...
05-Oct-2011
21:45:02
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Make the Integrated Solutions Console (ISC) accessible on standard ports
When you install Websphere Application Server (WAS) either standalone or as a network deployment (ND) you normally install the Integrated Solutions Console (ISC) as well to allow you to configure and manage the server. By default the ISC is available on ...
19-Sep-2011
07:07:29
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A TAI code example
To complete my series posts on writing Trust Association Interceptors (TAI's) for Websphere Application Server I wanted to show a real-life example. Not a good example necessarily but an example never the less... :-) The below example is a very simple ...
10-Jun-2011
14:06:58
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Developing TAI's for Websphere Application Server
Trust Association Interceptors (or TAI's) for Websphere Application Server is quickly becoming my new favorite technology. They just might be best thing since sliced bread and the reason why why you want to embrace Websphere Application Server. And so ...
08-Jun-2011
13:22:25

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