® Lotus Notes
® Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 delivers new features for its supported devices and for Lotus Notes
Android client enhancements
Android - month view for Calendar
In addition to the list, day and week views in Lotus Notes Traveler Calendar, there is now a month view.Android - Mail and Calendar user interface enhancements for Android Tablets
For Android tablet devices running OS 3.x or higher, the user interface for the Lotus Notes Traveler mail and Calendar applications have been enhanced. These applications now make use of the larger screen sizes to display multiple pieces of data simultaneously.
Enhancements to server managed Android security settings
Password Type option replaces "require alphanumeric"
Password Type dictates the type of password character enforcement to use. Options are unrestricted, numeric only, alphabetic only, alphanumeric, or complex. Complex password type allows the enforcing of additional password characteristics, such as the minimum number of letters, minimum number of numerics, and so on. Disable local password storage
Note: The complex password type requires Android OS 3.0 or higher.
If this option is selected, the user will be required to enter the domino http password after the phone restarts and whenever the traveler service is stopped by the Android OS. Choose this option only if you require tightest security on the phone, as it will cause the user to enter the password more frequently.Prohibit copy to clipboard
Disallow users from copying data to the clipboardProhibit export attachments to file system
Disallow users from exporting attachments.Prohibit camera
Disallow the use of the camera on the device.Application password support
Note: Requires Android OS 4.0 or higher.
The Lotus Notes Traveler Android client can now support an application password. When enabled at the server (Require Application Password), the Lotus Notes Traveler Android client will prompt the user for their Domino® HTTP password when entering the Lotus Notes Traveler application or after a specified period of inactivity. Viewing mail and Calendar is considered "activity", while viewing and scrolling widgets and contacts does not. Password expiration period (OS 3+ only)
Set the length of time before passwords expire.Password history count (OS 3+ only)
Set the number of times a new password must be used before an old one can be reused. Prohibit unencrypted devices (OS 3+ only)
Disallow devices without encryption from connecting to the server.
General enhancements for all clients
Improved handling of Notes® documents
NotesSent folder save options
links that are contained in mail messages and viewed on Lotus Notes
Traveler clients will now include an additional URL hotspot which points to the web address of the application server. It may be possible to open the linked application using a browser on the mobile device, similar to how applications can be opened using an iNotes
® application. However, there are a number of restrictions to consider with this functionality:
- The link can only be accessed if a connection can be made from the mobile device to the user's Domino mail server and the Domino application server specified in the link. Generally, this requires that the mobile device is using a virtual private network connection (VPN) to tunnel into the company intranet, or the device is connected to a WiFi system which has access to these systems.
- The application must be web enabled. This means that the Domino HTTP service must be running on the Domino application server and the application design must have enabled access from web clients. Some applications will look better than others when using a web browser. In particular, Domino applications designed to use Domino xPages design elements will be optimized for web viewing and for viewing from mobile devices.
Lotus NotesAttachments for Draft mail options
Traveler now honors the user's preferences for handling the saving of mail in the Sent Mail folder. In prior releases, sent mail was always saved in the Sent Mail folder. Additionally, the Lotus Notes
Traveler Administrator can override this behavior using the notes.ini
. Supported values are:
- user - Honor the user's Notes and iNotes client mail save preferences (default).
- never - Lotus Notes Traveler never saves sent mail in the Sent Mail folder.
- always - Mail sent from a Lotus Notes Traveler client is always saved in the Sent folder, regardless of the user's Notes and iNotes client mail save preferences.
- noatt - Attachments in the outgoing mail will not be saved in the Sent Mail folder. This parameter can be combined with other options. For example, if you want to specify that sent mail is always saved, but exclude the saving of attachments, then the setting value would be:
Lotus Notes Traveler now gives administrators the option for all users not to save attachments when creating a draft document on the device. When the administrator sets the notes.ini parameter NTS_DRAFT_DO_NOT_SAVE_ATTACHMENTS=true, all attachments will be stripped from the document being saved on a Domino server.
Server High Availability (HA)
The ability to run multiple Lotus Notes
Traveler servers in a service pool has been added, allowing devices to connect to any server in the pool. Requests are received at any Lotus Notes
Traveler server and a determination is made whether to service the request locally or to route the request to another server in the pool. This decision is based on which server is currently monitoring mail for the user and server loads. If a server in the pool is stopped or otherwise unavailable, device requests can be handled by the other servers in the pool without requiring a recovery sync.
Support for Enterprise Database Servers has been introduced to enable Lotus Notes
Traveler High Availability. Support has been introduced for Enterprise Database Servers, DB2
® and Microsoft
™ SQL Server, for storing Lotus Notes
administration data and device synchronization data. An enterprise database is not required when running Lotus Notes
Traveler on a single server.
Traveler supports the transfer of existing administration and synchronization data from the standalone Derby database to the enterprise database. This allows the consolidation of existing Lotus Notes
Traveler servers into a Lotus Notes
Traveler HA pool.
Web based Administration interface for the Lotus Notes Traveler server
You can now administer a stand alone Lotus Notes Traveler server or a Lotus Notes Traveler server HA pool from a browser using the new Lotus Notes Traveler Web-based administration interface. Access is restricted to users in the Lotus Notes Traveler administrator group. This new web based administration can be used to perform all of the activities previously supported by the Lotus Notes Traveler administration application, including remote wipe, setting up security policies and comprehensive search capabilities.Lotus Notes Traveler client manager
New for this release is a subsystem that manages Lotus Notes Traveler clients that are available for download using the Lotus Notes Traveler server. An administrator can now access views in the web based administration application which display exactly which client levels are installed on the Lotus Notes Traveler server and also allows the administrator to assign specific client levels to individual users or groups of users. Filter limits
In Lotus Notes Traveler 184.108.40.206, administrative settings could be added to NTSConfig.xml that would enforce a maximum filter window for all users. The Lotus Notes Traveler administration application now includes the ability to configure the settings as part of the default settings. A separate filter limit setting is provided for mail, past events, future events, and notes.Scheduled sync settings
The Lotus Notes Traveler administration application now includes the ability to configure the scheduled sync settings as part of its default settings. Previously these were configured using the Lotus Notes Traveler clients. The SMS part of the scheduled sync settings continue to be a client only configuration option.Locking of individual default settings
The Lotus Notes Traveler administration application default settings configuration now includes the ability to 'Lock' individual settings. This support previously was only available by using Lotus® Domino policies. Locking a setting prevents the user from modifying that setting from their device.
Configuration settings consolidation
Lotus Notes Traveler configuration settings are now read from the notes.ini. Lotus Notes Traveler specific properties and XML files have been eliminated. When upgrading an existing server, the settings will be migrated.Trace and log settings
Trace and log settings are now stored in the Lotus Notes Traveler database. In an HA pool, trace settings are shared. Activating tracing on one server affects all servers.
Trace and log settings are now stored in the Lotus Notes Traveler database. In an HA pool, trace settings are shared. Activating tracing on one server affects all servers.Server URI
The server URI for Lotus Notes Traveler has been changed from /servlet/traveler to /traveler, so as to make it easier for users to enter the link into their mobile devices. For backward compatibility with existing configured devices, the URI path of /servlet/traveler is still supported.
High Availability Pool-aware console commands
In a Lotus Notes Traveler HA pool, a user/device request may be serviced by any server in the pool. The association of a device to a server can be very transient. To avoid requiring an administrator to understand where a particular device or user is being processed, the management commands have been updated to communicate across servers and execute the request on the appropriate server. Additional contributors to status condition (red/yellow/green)
In addition, console commands have been added to ease the management and serviceability of a Lotus Notes Traveler HA pool. .
Additional factors in determining the status condition of a server have been added. New conditions include:
- Low disk capacity of the server
- Expiration pending of the SSL certificate used to secure Lotus Notes Traveler server to server communication