Using TLS 1.2 only configuration with IBM Connections 5.5

IBM released the “How to Force IBM Connections 5.5 CR1 to Use TLSv1.2” (the Technote was removed, you will now find it here) Technote about 4 months ago. Around this time, I started trying to get a full-blown Connections environment working with TLS 1.2 only configuration. Mainly because of an issue with the RTE widget (See Ben’s blog post for more information). Unfortunately, some other stuff wasn’t working as expected. After some analysis, we decided to create a handful PMRs. Ben posted a second blog post with some more details about the issues. In this post, I would like to provide an update and some more information about the problems and possible solutions. Continue reading “Using TLS 1.2 only configuration with IBM Connections 5.5”

Using IBM Connections 5.5 Type-ahead in your environment – Part 1

With Connections 5.5 IBM provides a new feature called Type-ahead search. When you start typing in the search box, Connections will show matching content directly in a popup. This nice feature uses a search index called Apache Solr, which is not included in the Connections installation process. You will need to do some manual work to get this feature working after downloading the Fix from Fixcentral.  Continue reading “Using IBM Connections 5.5 Type-ahead in your environment – Part 1”

Using IBM Connections 5.5 Type-ahead in your environment – Part 2

In my last post Using IBM Connections 5.5 Type-ahead in your environment – Part 1 I wrote about using the Solr/Connections integration on Windows OS. In this post, I will provide some informations about starting and stopping Solr on Linux.

If you would like to start Solr on Linux, you can use the provided script “start-solr.sh”. You are able to stop the Solr process without killing it. Therefore you need to customize the script by adding some additional parameter to the last line: Continue reading “Using IBM Connections 5.5 Type-ahead in your environment – Part 2”