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Fine-tune HCL Connections to your needs - Jan Valdman, Whitesoft

Fine-tune HCL Connections to your needs - Jan Valdman, Whitesoft

Let'sConnect Connects Virtual May 2021

Fine-tune HCL Connections to your needs

Once you finish installation of HCL Connections, there are dozens of features you can enable or disable in so called post-installation steps. Unfortunately many of the useful features are not enabled by default and therefore missed by many admins to the detriment of users. In this session we will walk through most of the features and advice how to make Connections users engaged and happy.

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May 18, 2021
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  1. O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E May 11, 2021 Fine

    tune Connections to your needs Jan Valdman, Whitesoft @jan_valdman
  2. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Introduction
  3. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Agenda • What are

    user-faced configuration options in Connections • Where is the configuration stored • Non-technical session • Intermediate
  4. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 About me • Manager

    in Whitesoft • Connections addict • PM / architect / admin • „WebSphere“ guy – troubleshooter • Let‘s Connect staff 2013+ • IBM Champion 2014-2019 • HCL Ambassador 2019+
  5. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Introduction (a bit technical)
  6. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Why fine-tune Connections? •

    Cool features with every version or CR • We have a checklist.. • Many configurations are lost during uogrades • Every customer has a different versions or settings
  7. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Where is configuration stored?

    • WAS artefacts • Connections XML files • Theme JSP+CSS files • Webserver (+plugin) config file • Connections DB
  8. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 wsadmin

  9. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Edit XML files

  10. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Gatekeeper

  11. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 General settings • Enable

    disable application • such as metrics • Change application URL • Anonymous access to applications • ACL in general
  12. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Homepage
  13. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Top bar • Logo

    • Extra menu items • Logout
  14. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Language Selector • Allow

    switching of languages • (does not work for Docs)
  15. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Typeahead Search • Typeahead

    only in Communities • Install SOLR or Elastic Search
  16. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 E-mail notification • Enable

    custom templates • Profile photos
  17. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Files
  18. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable Docs • Enable

    online editors for DOC, XLS and PPT • If you have license…
  19. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Roundtrip editing • Edit

    files via desktop Conenctors • Not enabled by default
  20. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Allow preview of old

    Office files • Also needs to be enabled
  21. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable filesync • Sync

    files accross dekstops • Only for personal files
  22. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Upgrade file upload limits

    • Default value is nowadays low • Up to 2 GB
  23. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Change file quotas •

    For personal libraries • For community libraries
  24. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable richtext editors •

    Instead of plaintext editors • For certain little parts of Connections
  25. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Profiles
  26. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Allow External Users •

    Not enabled by default
  27. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Customize attributes • Add

    custom • Manage visibility
  28. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Communities
  29. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable surveys • Must

    be installed separatedly
  30. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Mail Community • Enable

    to send email to all members
  31. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Blogs
  32. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable moderation • Pre-moderation

    • Post-moderation
  33. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Increase file limits •

    Each blog has its own storage
  34. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Forums
  35. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable non-members to comment

    • Quite interesting…
  36. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Enable reply-by-mail • Can

    be useful …sometimes
  37. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E

    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E Sumammary
  38. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021 Conclusion • Useful features

    • Many technical settings • Study product documentation • For your version! • Check AHA