Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Domino Mail Monitoring - Mail Tracking Collector  

By John Oldenburger | 10/26/20 3:32 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post we look at controlling the Mail Tracking Collector. The MTC (Message Tracking Collector) monitors the work of the Router process (which delivers mail in Domino) and keeps records as required as to which mail was sent to which recipients. Below is an overview of the Mail Tracking Collector commands.

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Domino Mail Monitoring - Server Configuration  

By John Oldenburger | 10/26/20 3:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post the steps required to configure the Domino server for Mail Tracking are explained. The configuration allows Administrators to customize the type of information you want to collect and store in the Domino MailTracker Store database (MTSTORE.NSF). A Configuration Settings document must be present on the Domino server.

Update HTTPPassword item in names.nsf (backend)  

By Ulrich Krause | 10/26/20 3:29 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Yesterday, we ran into an issue with the HTTP Password in the person record in names.nsf. The problem occured after we upgraded the customers Domino server from V 9.0.1 to V11.0.1FP1. The customer has some backend processes installed that let them delegate the process of register, update and delete users and groups to different departments. One part of the process is a piece of code that sets the HTTP password in the person record. The issue was that the password was stored in clear text after upgrading the server. I looked into the design and could spot the root of the issue.

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Domino Mail Monitoring - Introduction  

By John Oldenburger | 10/23/20 2:51 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post a short introduction to the upcoming blog posts regarding the setup of mail monitoring on the Domino Server. To set up Mail Monitoring three steps must be performed on the Domino server, starting the mail tracking task (MTC) on the server, configure the server for message tracking and set up the Reports database (REPORTS.NSF).

I will speak at CollabSphere 2020  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 10/20/20 11:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

CollabSphere 2020 is another community event that had to turn from in-person to online due to Covid-19. The bad side of this you already know, the good side is that being online now you can attend all these events without the need to travel, is always nice to save money, and also attendance is free.

HCL Domino SSO with AzureAD  

By Kris de Bisschop | 10/20/20 5:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Proving that Domino can integrate with several other technologies is something we do on a regular basis, just to show the customers that Domino is an open platform. For authentication, we did already several SSO configurations between Domino Directory and MS Active Directory by using ADFS and SAML authentication.

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Debugging Agents Using the NotesLog Class  

By John Oldenburger | 10/20/20 3:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post a sequel to debugging Agents. A commonly used method for debugging LotusScript and Java background Agents is the use of the NotesLog class. An important point to consider when using the NotesLog class is to ensure that the Agent Log limit is not exceeded. Below is a brief description and example of how to use the NotesLog class in Agents.

HCL Notes Connections Plug-In – Login via SPNEGO not possible   

By Milan Matejic | 10/20/20 3:29 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are trying to use SPNEGO as the means for authenticating HCL Notes Connections Plug-In and you run into an issue, check if "Use the alias host name for the application server" option is used on Websphere Application Server and if that is the case try turning it off.

Domino V12 ACME for company CAs using smallstep  

By Daniel Nashed | 10/19/20 3:05 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The Let's Encrypt CA only works for web servers exposed to the internet (or at least public Domains in combination with your providers DNS). But the smallstep CA does now support the ACME protocol (RFC 8555) -- which is the underlying standard used by Let's Encrypt. I was looking for a way to deploy internal web server test certificates for my lab and ran into this. The whole setup took me like 10 minutes and it just works!

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Debugging Agents - Using Debug_AMgr  

By John Oldenburger | 10/16/20 8:35 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post we will initially look at the NOTES.INI parameter Debug_AMgr = flag. In every Notes Domino environment frequent use is made of Agents which can cause the necessary problems for Administrators. Agents should therefore not be missing in this new blog series.

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Common Error and Event Logging  

By John Oldenburger | 10/15/20 4:45 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In my previous blog posts regarding the new blog series Troubleshooting HCL Notes, the error messages Unable to Read Rollover Values from View, Invalid Collection Data was Detected, DAOS Prune - Deleted 0 objects and completed with error: (685) Document attachment, The address book does not contain a cross certificate capable of validating the public key is invalid, Server Task Agent Manager on Server is No Longer Responding and HCL Nomad - Server is not reachablewere explained in more detail.

HCL Domino V12 Early Access Program - New October release is available now  

By Thomas Hampel | 10/14/20 1:04 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Last month we have introduced the HCL Domino V12 Early Access Program, in which we are providing customers the chance to test new product features early in the development cycle. Our engaged development team has provided a new code drop (named "October 2020") which is available now for download at Flexnet to all current customers. This code drop provides a number of very interesting features that our dev team wants to have YOUR feedback on:

HCL Domino 12.0 on Docker Early Access October 2020  

By Daniel Nashed | 10/13/20 4:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Matteo Bisi

The new code drop is available with more preview features. One of the highlight features is TOTP. You can now use two factor authentication for HTTPS connections.

Can I use a pre-existing SSL certificate with Domino?  

By Cormac McCarthy | 10/13/20 11:14 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Here’s a common problem that comes up and the documentation on it is pretty non-existent (or more accurately the information is out there but not Domino specific so you really have to know what you’re doing to get it done). An organisation has purchased a SSL certificate, often a wildcard cert. Something like *.mycompany.com. They use it on other non-Domino web services. Can you use the same cert in Domino (without creating a csr and re-keying the cert)?

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Domino Configuration Tuner  

By John Oldenburger | 10/13/20 11:12 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post a quick look at a very helpful tool for troubleshooting HCL Notes (and Domino), the Domino Configuration Tuner. The Domino Configuration Tuner (DCT) evaluates server settings according to a growing catalog of best practices. All servers in a single domain can be evaluated together. The Domino Configuration Tuner generates reports that explain the issues DCT uncovers, suggests mitigations and provides references to supporting publications.

Easy kyr file creation with Early Access V12 in production  

By Daniel Nashed | 10/12/20 2:22 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The kyr format is a really old propritary IBM format. Since Domino 9 the only way to create kyr files is to use the command-line kyrtool. It can only import existing key pairs + certificates. So the current flow is often to use OpenSSL to create a key pair and a CSR or to import existing key pairs with the matching certificates. That flow is going to change with Domino V12 completely. The CertMgr servertask and the cerstore.nsf will completely simplify the operation and remove the need for kyr files.

Let’s Encrypt Domino Early Access V12 in production  

By Daniel Nashed | 10/10/20 5:13 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

We got the first two code drops for the early access program. The October code drop show be available soon. With new features .. This is a great opportunity for an early look and to provide feedback.

HCL Domino SSO with Microsoft Teams  

By Martin Pradny | 10/9/20 10:43 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Microsoft Teams is probably one of the most used tools this year, it was already quite popular before the pandemic started to spread across the world this spring, but now most of the businesses I work with use it. After using it just like a chat/conferencing tool, many start to explore further capabilities of the platform. When working with Domino data in apps that are web-enabled, it can be quite easy - just add a web tab anywhere you want. The problem is, that you need to deal with user authentication.

Creating an LTPA Token – Without WAS Network Deployment Server  

By Milan Matejic | 10/9/20 5:50 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Recently I was installing an HCL Sametime 11 environment from scratch. I always tend to implement a single LTPA Token across the Domino, Sametime and/or Connections environment. It is also a very good idea to use only the LTPA Token version 2, as it is more secure, but this also means that the LTPA Token has to be created by a WebSphere server.

Why we need SSL, and how Domino 12 helps us get it  

By Oval | 10/7/20 12:56 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Over the past few years, the world and their dog has been drumming into web server administrators that they need to use SSL, and now web browsers are not-so-passively-aggressively throwing up warning messages if a site isn’t being accessed over HTTPS. In the past, SSL has only really been enforced for login screens, or payment screens – but this is no longer considered sufficient, and there are very good reasons for this:

XPages and more: Troubleshooting HCL Notes - ID Vault - Unable to Read Rollover Values from View  

By John Oldenburger | 10/5/20 5:42 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Matteo Bisi

As indicated in my previous blog post, Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Notes Error Invalid Collection Data was Detected, I have been asked repeatedly to start a blog series about the most common Notes Domino errors and the corresponding solutions. As an HCL Ambassador I am happy to comply with this request and start a new blog series, Troubleshooting HCL Notes.

Domino HTTP show kyr file used  

By Daniel Nashed | 9/28/20 2:23 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Just ran into "tell http show security" I did not notice it before. Can be useful to show the currently configured kyr file per website.