Highlights as start page hides the Community overview  

By Christoph Stoettner | 11/19/21 1:47 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Connections 7 creates the Community Highlights page automatically and sets it as the start page for new communities. That’s configured in the highway service, which is available for administrative users on https://your_connections_url/connections/config/highway.main.gatekeeper.tiles So far so good, the community menu looks way cleaner, until today I haven’t thought about this.

HCL Connections switch to allowlists  

By Christoph Stoettner | 11/19/21 1:44 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

How to add additional allowlist rules to HCL Connections A long time ago, I wrote about the new implementation of allowlists in HCL Connections and that the documentation on customization and adding new rules was an absolute miracle for me. I haven’t implemented allowlists at any customer at the moment, because the first tries in 2018 were horrible. Even formats from the builtin editors got deleted during the save procedure. During test deployments I often start with enabled allowlists, but later I always switch back to blocklists. For a support ticket I had to check some settings today, and so I tried with enabled allowlist and blocklist. This let me remember the old blog post and I wanted to check if custom rules can be added now.