I will be attending Engage & IBM Champion Day

I have visited the last two Engage Conferences and I certainly don’t plan to miss it this year! Yesterday I got a Newsletter saying that the IBM Champion Day is taking place a day before the Engage, this comes just like a cherry on top!

For more Information about the event, take a look at the official page.

For everyone still undecided, I definitely can recommend the Conference, it is certainly, if not the best then one of the best ICS Conferences in Europe, in my eyes.

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SAML & IBM Notes Traveler – Encrypted E-Mails Issue

A while ago, we ran into issue with SAML on IBM Notes Traveler devices. The Users were not able to open encrypted E-Mails.

Before assigning Users with SAML Policy in Domino Directory, Users were able to upload their ID-File and open Encrypted E-Mails. But as soon as the SAML Policy was assigned to a user, that would not be possible anymore.

We opened a Ticket at IBM and shortly after that we got a confirmation that the issue is related to SPR # GFAL9ZBJVT . A few days ago we got a Hot Fix for this issue, which needs to be installed on the users Mail Server. After installing this fix, the users were able to open encrypted E-Mails on their Apple devices (with Companion App installed) without any issue.

The Hot Fix for SPR # GFAL9ZBJVT is not included in Domino 10.0.1 or 10.0.1 FP1 release.

Update: The Hotfix is included in Domino 10.0.1 FP1 Code, take a look at the article from Daniel Nashed.

IBM Notes/Domino G1 Language Packs Released

IBM Notes and Domino G1 Language Pack was released yesterday, part numbers are listed below.

Take note that the FP1 is not included, so you should install it right away after installing the slipstream version. And if you had the first “troubled” version of the client installed, you should uninstall the original slipstream release completely before installing the FP1 Update to ensure compatibility with FP1, as described in the official article.

IBM Notes Client 10.0.1 Multilingual User Interface

  • IBM Notes Client v10.0.1 Multilingual User Interface for Windows (Group 1) Multilingual (CC0I9ML )

IBM Notes 10.0.1 for Mac

  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit German and Italian (CC0IDML )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese (CC0ICML )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit Korean and Japanese (CC0IBML ) – View details
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese (CC0IAML )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit French, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese (CC0ICML )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit Korean and Japanese (CC0IBML ) – View details
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese (CC0IAML )

IBM Notes 10.0.1 for Windows

  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows German (CC0HRDE )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Brazilian (CC0HZBP )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows French (CC0HVFR )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Italian (CC0HYIT )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Japanese (CC0HXJA )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Japanese (CC0KCJA )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Korean (CC0HSKO )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Simplified Chinese (CC0HTSC )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Spanish (CC0HUES )
  • IBM Notes v10.0.1 Windows Traditional Chinese (CC0HWTC )

IBM Notes Designer & Admin for Windows

  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows German (CC0I0DE )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Brazilian (CC0I8BP )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows French (CC0I4FR )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Italian (CC0I7IT )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Japanese (CC0I6JA )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Japanese (CC0KDJA )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows Korean (CC0I1KO )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Simplified Chinese (CC0I2SC )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Spanish (CC0I3ES )
  • IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v10.0.1 for Windows Traditional Chinese (CC0I5TC )

IBM XWork Server

  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux German (CC0IQDE )
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux French (CC0IMFR )
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Italian (CC0IRIT )
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Korean (CC0ISKO )
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Simplified Chinese (CC0ITSC )
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Spanish (CC0INES )
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Traditional Chinese (CC0IUTC )
  • IBM XWork Server10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Portuguese Brazilian (CC0IPBP )

IBM i

  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i German (CC0IYDE )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i French (CC0IVFR )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i Italian (CC0IZIT )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i Korean (CC0J0KO )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i Portuguese Brazilian (CC0IXBP )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i Simplified Chinese (CC0J1SC )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i Spanish (CC0IWES )
  • IBM Domino 10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux, IBM i Traditional Chinese (CC0J2TC )

IBM Notes Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 1, AppDev Pack 1.0.1 and Verse on-Premises 1.0.7 Released

IBM Notes and Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 1 is available for Download. There are no new Features in this release, just bug fixes, for more details take a look into the official Release Notice.

IBM Notes 10.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Download

IBM Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Download

We also got a new Version of AppDev Pack and Verse 1.0.7 last week, take a look at the official Blog Post.

IBM Connections – How to change Personal Notification Preferences for all Users

You may find yourself in a situation where you need to change the personal IBM Connections E-Mail Notification Settings for all Users. IBM Connections Users have the following options to choose from:

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There is a set of Default Settings which is applied to every user, as soon as the TDI-Sync runs, and the user is created in a database. So, the first thing to do, is to change these default settings. The official documentation does a pretty good job explaining the possibilities you have here, like Locking the User Notification Preferences, and the steps needed to apply the changes, so I won´t go in greater detail on those here. It is important to keep in mind, except if you are not “locking” the preferences, the preferences on Email notifications will only be set automatically for users which are created in Connections, as a result of the TDI Assembly Line, after you make those changes. In order to test the modifications made, you could use the “Restore Defaults” option on the Notification Preferences page.

But changing the default settings will not have any impact on the existing users, to change the notification options for them, you need to take a different approach.

I wanted to change the notification settings for all Users to “No Email”, but still make sure that the users can change those settings if they wish to, so simply locking those settings was not an option. I tried locking the Notification settings for all users to “No Email”, but after removing the lock, the setting would just be reverted to the setting done earlier. It turns out that there is no other possibility than to change the records in the database directly. A word of warning, you should contact the IBM Support before proceeding, because changing the records in the Connections Databases directly is not supported, I also recommend a database backup. 🙂

I am using for IBM Data Studio Software, but any other Database Software which allows you to connect to your type of database will suffice.

The Database Tables in which we need to change the records are “HOMEPAGE.EMD_RESOURCE_PREF” and “HOMEPAGE.EMD_EMAIL_PREFS” (in the HOMEPAGE database), a big thumbs up to Martin Schmidt for saving me countless hours searching for the correct table. Both of these tables have “PERSON_ID” column, so I searched in the “HOMEPAGE.PERSON” table for my test accounts in order to find out the “PERSON_ID” values of these accounts, so I could reproduce the desired state of one account and make sure that the changes made are valid and as I wanted them set. I’ve done that with the following SQL statement:

select *

from empinst.employee

where prof_display_name = ‘Milan Matejic’;

After getting the right “PERSON_ID”, I could check the Records in “HOMEPAGE.EMD_RESOURCE_PREF” and “HOMEPAGE.EMD_EMAIL_PREFS” tables.

— Email Notifications

select *

from homepage.emd_resource_pref

where person_id = ’13a96f01-37d8-4674-ae51-f6d2d19ee8e9′;


— Direct Emails

select *

from homepage.emd_email_prefs

where person_id = ’13a96f01-37d8-4674-ae51-f6d2d19ee8e9′;

The columns we need to change are “SEND_DIRECTED” in “HOMEPAGE.EMD_RESOURCE_PREF” table and “RESOURCE_TYPE” in “HOMEPAGE.EMD_EMAIL_PREFS” table. Setting “SEND_DIRECTED” to ‘0’ will result in deactivating “Receive notifications from other people by email”. For “RESOURCE_TYPE” we have the following options:

‘4’ –> Weekly

‘3’ –> Daily

‘2’ –> Individual

‘1’ –> Deactivated

In my case I wanted to set the notifications to “No Email” for all users, so I went with setting ‘1’ in all rows in the table.

Note: Before making changes for all users, you should make the change just for one test user, to make sure that there are no problems and that your statement is working properly.

I accomplished the task with the following update statements:

—– Update Statement HOMEPAGE.EMD_RESOURCE_PREF

update homepage.emd_resource_pref

set frequency_type = ‘1’

where frequency_type != ‘1’;

—– Update Statement HOMEPAGE.EMD_RESOURCE_TYPE

update homepage.emd_email_prefs

set send_directed = ‘0’

where send_directed != ‘0’;

Before and after running the update statements, you can verify the changes by looking on the number of rows with certain settings:

—- Search for Frequency Type

select *

from homepage.emd_resource_pref

where frequency_type = ‘1’;

—- Search for Send Direct

select *

from homepage.emd_email_prefs

where send_directed = ‘0’;

After running the update statements, just refresh your browser, there is no need to restart any applications or components.

As a bonus, I created an Enhancement Request, so hopefully in future we don’t need to change the database records for this, so please vote for it by accessing the IBM Connections Product Ideas Lab.

APNs Certificate used for Traveler 9.0.1.21 Expires soon!

The APNs certificate implemented in IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.21,will expire on 30th March and therefore the Push Notifications for Apple iOS devices will not be possible with the “default” certificate.

The easiest way to make sure that the Push Notifications functions properly is to update your Traveler Server to 10.0.0.0 or newer release. Index of all IBM Notes Traveler Releases:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21700212#10011

In order to upgrade Traveler, there is no need to update Domino to the Version 10, although I would strongly recommend it. Traveler 10.0.X System Requirements:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10729949

IBM Connections Docs – Issue with File Preview in Google Chrome

I recently deployed a new Connections Environment, together with IBM Connections Docs Applications. After the installation I have encountered an issue with a File Preview, some files cannot be viewed in a Google Chrome Browser. Screenshot of the issue:

We could reproduce this issue only with “.doc” and “.docx” files and only in Google Chrome, version 72, where the Preview still works well with other office files like “.ppt” and “.xlsx”. In other Browsers like the newest version of Firefox (65.0.2) and IE, there are no such issues.

It turns out that issue lies with Code in the current Version of Google Chrome, Version 72.0.x, so if you have the possibility, try to delay or stop the update in your environment until there is a solution for this issue. IBM is currently working on a Fix for this Bug, and it may be available as a Fix for IBM Connections Files rather than a IBM Docs Fix, so read the Release notices carefully.

As a workaround you can open the problematic files in “Edit” mode, if you have sufficient access rights, here the contents will be displayed without any issue.

I have deployed IBM Connections 6.0 CR4 and IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix006, but some folks have the same issue also with older Version of IBM Connections and IBM Docs.