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In order for the OpenSocial Component functionality to work for Notes and iNotes users, certain user-centric settings much be in place. The goal of this article is to aggregate information on how to configure the user-centric settings that are need to enable OpenSocial Component functionality in Notes and iNotes clients.
The following list shows an overview of the settings that need to be in place as well as which clients they are for. If a deployment includes both Notes and iNotes users, some settings can (and will) overlap.
- Managed Account (Notes only)
- Desktop Settings
- Widgets (Notes and iNotes)
- Accounts (Notes only)
- Custom Settings (Notes only)
- Security Settings
- Execution Control List (Notes only)
- Proxies (iNotes only)
- Mail Settings
- iNotes use only (iNotes only)
Notes User-Centric Settings
A managed account is an account that is created and configured on the Domino Server and pushed by policy to Notes users for use in the Accounts framework there. The managed account required for OpenSocial Component functionality is used when rendering remotely in Notes. See Gadget rendering process
for more information on rendering remotely. The account is used in Notes to establish a session with the Domino Server with Shindig in order to obtain a security token that is used in the gadget rendering process. In a sense, the SSO token used to authenticate the current Notes user with the Domino Server with Shindig is exchanged for this security token.
For details on setting up this managed account, see Configuring a managed account for the OpenSocial Component
The aforementioned managed account, once created, must be pushed to Notes clients by policy. This is accomplished in a desktop policy settings document in the "Accounts" tab. For details on pushing the account by policy, see steps #8-12 of Creating policies for the OpenSocial component
iNotes User-Centric Settings
Information on configuring desktop policy settings for iNotes users is detailed in steps #1-6 on this page: Creating policies for Domino Social Edition Open Social component
More information on configuring Widgets for iNotes users can be found here: Using policies to control widgets and live text access
More information on desktop policy settings for iNotes users can be found here: Desktop policy settings supported in iNotes
Security policy settings are required when enabling the OpenSocial Component for iNotes users because HTTP requests to the Domino Server with Shindig will be proxied through the iNotes Mail Server. By default, the iNotes Mail Server will reject all HTTP requests through its proxy. The security policy settings will whitelist that traffic so that it is allowed. For more information on the traffic that flows through the proxy see the Gadget rendering process
Information on configuring security policy settings for iNotes users is detailed in steps #7-12 on this page: Creating policies for Domino Social Edition Open Social component
More information on security policy settings for iNotes users can be found here: Creating security policy settings for iNotes users
In order for Desktop policy settings to work for iNotes users, the policy must also have a mail settings document. For more information, see Desktop policy settings not taking affect in iNotes 8.5
More information on mail policy settings for iNotes users can be found here: Creating mail policy settings for iNotes users
Information on Widgets in iNotes outlined in Using widgets in iNotes
have been deprecated in 9.0. Widgets in iNotes are controlled via the "Widgets" tab in the desktop settings document.