Notes From A Week in Administration-Land  

By Jesse Gallagher | 1/27/21 1:33 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

This past week, I've been delving back into the world of Domino administration for a client and taking the opportunity to brush up on the niceties we've gotten in the past few releases. A few things struck me as I went along, so I'll list them here in no particular order.

HCL Domino & ADFS – SSO Suddenly stops working  

By Milan Matejic | 1/26/21 2:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you are using ADFS with Domino as a Single Sign-On solution, and you get a call from a friendly user telling you that Single Sign-On stopped working, check if you are seeing the following error on the HCL Domino server console: SECCheckAndParseSAMLResponse> VerifyAssertionSignature : Document has been modified or corrupted since signed! (signature)

Domino 12 Beta 1 - HTTPS Review & Ratings  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/25/21 2:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Now that Domino V12 Beta1 is available, I took the opportunity to look into the current state of TLS and ciphers in Domino. Rating of the results You can see from the rating that we are at a very high score. Even without TLS 1.3 support, this already looks great! And looking into details you see, that you could switch to ECDSA keys already for most web servers. If are are interested in the details and want to test your own server -- even if not exposed to the internet .. continue reading and see the details from the commented results.

What is HCL’s Project Yuzu?  

By NCUG | 1/25/21 2:00 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

I’m sure we are all familiar with this situation: Your company runs a solution for collaboration. It can be combination of SharePoint, Teams, Yammer and Microsoft 365, it can be HCL Connections, Notes, Sametime or it can be a combination of HCL tools and Microsoft tools (yes, they do integrate). What these solutions have in common is that it’s at times easy to keep track of your stuff.

Domino V12 Let’s Enrypt DNS-01 Challenges delegating a sub-domain to Digital Ocean  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/25/21 1:23 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Martin Pradny

Domino V12 Beta 1 supports DNS-01 challenge validation for Let's Encrypt and other ACME providers. The beta ships with two providers available in DXL file ready to import. I took the configuration as a reference and implemented a Digital Ocean configuration.

A little side-work: QRCodes in XPages  

By Heiko Voigt | 1/21/21 7:59 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

Hi there, it has been a while since I had to create my last xpages project. A customer asked me yesterday after seeing our QRCode integration in our IMPRISIS Web Desktop, if it would be possible to create QRCodes in Xpages as well - and of course it is.

Lotus Evangelist: SnTT - Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Something new at Openntf for ADMINS  

By Keith Brooks | 1/19/21 8:25 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

That's right, I resurrected Show n Tell Tuesday for this post because I can, it's my blog, and why wait for Thursday anyway? A few months ago, my friend Roberto had the luck to join the Openntf Board. If you don't know what Openntf is, click on the link and check it out. NOW! Openntf is THE place to go when you need a template for an HCL Domino or Notes application to help your company. It is also where you can go for tutorials on various development topics and all kinds of developer code snippets. Admittedly, few admins ever add to the site, because, well, historically there is not much for admins there and often what we see/know is proprietary to our clients and companies. This has been my perspective for many years. However, a new world, a new time, and progress is being made, thanks to Roberto.

Introducing Domino Container Script for Podman an Docker  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/18/21 1:30 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

This is a brand new script, which is the logical extension to the Nash!Com Domino Start script. A while ago I introduced Docker support for the start script inside the Domino container. It comes with an entry-point script we are also leveraging in out Domino Docker Github community script. This new script is intended to manage and run your Docker and Podman containers. It includes also a systemd script to run a Domino server on Podman in production using the new systemd options introduced in Podman 1.7+. Beside that it includes a simple framework to build and manage your own add-on images

Domino on Linux Start Script Sametime 11 support  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/18/21 1:29 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

Now that we have the Sametime Premium Meeting Server, there are more customers looking into Domino on Linux. In earlier days I had some issues getting the start script in combination with SLES working. So ST wasn't never on my support list.

Employee Experiences and the Digital Office  

By Prominic.NET | 1/14/21 9:53 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The Digital Office and Project Yuzu Offering a Vision of Cohesive Employee Experience HCL is planning to deliver a complete tool for you to work with when it comes to your daily activities, be it e-mails, chats, meetings, etc. Project Yuzu is aiming to give users just that. As of now, Project Yuzu is a concept for what will become a Digital Office solution.

Introducing a global program for super users of HCL Connections  

By Maria Nordin | 1/14/21 9:50 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

There are lots of initiatives to connect people who work with HCL Connections. But none targeted directly to super users of HCL Connections within organisations. Heitkamp & Thumann is using HCL Connections as their collaboration platform, and they have for a while been running a ‘guide’ (super user) program with good results. From their experience with running this initiative they would like to explore what options there are to bring together their guides with guides, champions, super users from other programs. Maybe to just have someone sit in on one of their (virtual) meetings to have some exchange of thoughts or to talk about the challenges they run into when trying to get their colleagues to expand their usage of the platform and maybe just to exchange some tips & tricks. All ideas are open and welcome.

Getting Started with Hotwire in a Java Webapp  

By Jesse Gallagher | 1/13/21 2:05 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Whenever I have a great deal of discretion over how a web app is made these days, I like to push to see how simple I can make the front end portion. I spend some of my client time writing heavy client-JS front ends in React and Angular and what-have-you, and, though I get why they are good, I kind of hate them all.

HCL Connections & Kerberos Authentication Protocol Issue  

By Milan Matejic | 1/12/21 2:46 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

After implementing Kerberos Authentication protocol for HCL Connections, as described in the official documentation (HCL Connections and IBM WebSphere documentation) and restarting the whole environment, the “synchronization status” of the Nodes in the IBM WebSphere ISC Console appeared to be “unknown”. All the HCL Connections Applications were running, there were no errors in GUI and the SSO was working without any issues.

OpenNTF January Webinar: 4D - Domino Docker Deep Dive  

By OpenNTF | 1/7/21 11:13 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

This talk is for Domino admins and developers who would like to leverage containerization and want to get started navigating this jungle of technologies. Docker, Podman, Kubernetes, OpenShift, and more - we're going to explain when to use which platform and how to automate your deployments.

Logical sizes, Physical Sizes, Transaction Logs and Quotas  

By Cormac McCarthy | 1/7/21 2:57 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Here’s a scenario we see commonly enough~: A customer enforces mail quotas. The customer also uses DAOS. And the question arises which type of quota enforcement (within their transaction log settings) should they be using? Well good question.

HCL Traveler Database Migration – From DB2 to MS SQL – Made Easy  

By Milan Matejic | 1/7/21 2:55 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

One of my customers wanted to migrate the HCL Traveler Database from IBM DB2 to Microsoft SQL. The customer is using Microsoft SQL for all other applications, which is set up with redundancy and high availability in mind, so this was a sensible choice, opposed to running a single instance of DB2.

Y2k21 problem in Notes property box - Created date is empty  

By Thomas Hampel | 1/5/21 7:27 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

2021 started with a little surprise: The property box in your HCL Notes client doesn’t show the Created date for documents created in 2021 any longer. It affects just the display of the date/time value in the property box in all the Notes clients (Standard & Basic, on MacOS and Windows). From a technical point of view the date/time values are still there but they are just not displayed in the property box.

The Difficulties of Domino Project Dependencies  

By Jesse Gallagher | 1/4/21 7:08 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

This post is a drum I've been banging for a long time, from nagging the dev team in the IBM days through to formally requesting it in HCL's Ideas Portal. That idea there has been "Likely to implement" for a little while now, which is heartening, and either way I figured it'd be useful to have a proper blog post explaining the trouble and what a useful better version would be.

Docker 20.10 and Docker Desktop 3.0 released  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/4/21 7:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I never said Docker is completely dead, even I see today better integration and more features in Podman. This new release of Docker CE is helping specially on CentOS 8 and you don't need to work-around compatibility issues with an older version of containerd shipped with CentOS 8. At the same time Docker updated Docker desktop to a new major version -- which also includes Docker version 20.10.

Domino Timezones  

By Paul Withers | 1/4/21 2:27 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

There are a number of challenges when it comes to two-way REST and Domino. But one of the biggest challenges for manipulation between NotesDateTime objects and JSON is timezone handling.

Domino on Podman in production  

By Daniel Nashed | 12/28/20 2:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

This week and I am migrating my Domino server to a new provider updating to CentOS 8. Because I am working a lot with Domino in the Docker/Podman/Kubernetes space, I am looking into it also for my own server. The big benefit is that I can apply my private "NashCom" image derived from the standard image to all servers needed without installation. And switching versions is means just a restart. My own image will be based on the Docker Project version and use the add-on functionality to build your own image on top of it. In my case to add all my tools starting with the "nsh.." prefix.. And also the Domino V12 DSAPI filter for Let's Encrypt/ACME integration.

Sametime Meetings Premium internally without Google STUN servers  

By Daniel Nashed | 12/28/20 2:38 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

We ran into this today. A customer is using ST Meetings Premium in their intranet and have no connection outside. This isn't only a challenge for software installation and updates, but also causes issues with ST meetings if the Google STUN servers cannot be reached. Side note: The update from Pre-Release to Premium by the way just took 1 hour for the meeting server, community server and proxy server all togehter! A STUN server is actually a TURN server, taking care that server and client can talk to each other if a NAT environment is involved. This can hit you even in an intranet depending on the network segmentation with IPv4 addressing. In case NAT is involved you would need an internal TURN server. If no NAT is involved you still have to disable the Google STUN servers.