Configure the IBM
® Connections portlets to get data from the IBM
Before you begin
Before users can use the IBM
Connections portlets, you must configure them and enter the URLs for the associated servers.
The portlets support LTPA single sign-on. If the IBM
Connections Server and IBM WebSphere
® Portal servers are configured for single sign-on, the only additional step to allow the portlets to use single sign-on to authenticate with IBM
Connections is to set the Connections service URL for each portlet as described in the first two steps below. If end users specify their IBM
Connections login credentials via the Personalize
menu, the portlets will use basic authentication to authenticate with IBM
About this task
Follow these steps to configure the portlets.
- For each of the IBM Connections portlets you deployed, click the triangle icon in the corner of the portlet to display the portlet menu, then choose Configure from the portlet menu and enter the corresponding service URL.
Note: You must use a secure URL, starting with https://, not http://.
For example: https://connections.dev.company.com/activities .
Note: When specifying the service URL for Search, do not specify the application name. For example, specify https://connections.dev.company.com instead of https://connections.dev.company.com/search.
- When configuring the Blogs portlet, you must also specify the Blogs Homepage Handle and supply the URL for the Connections Profiles service. For example, the Blogs handle might be Home and the URL for the Connections Profiles service might be https://connections.dev.company.com/profiles.
You must use a secure URL, starting with https://
, not http://
To view or set the Blogs Homepage Handle:
- Log into Blogs as the Blogs Administrator.
- Click on the Administration tab.
- In the Configuration section, check the value set for Handle of blog to serve as frontpage blog. This is the Blog Homepage handle. This must be set in order for the Blog portlet to work properly. If the frontpage blog handle has not been set, please specify the handle of the blog to serve as the frontpage blog.
- For each portlet, choose Personalize from the portlet menu.
Note: Skip this step and the next step if Single Sign-On is enabled.
- Enter your username and password for connection to each service.
What to do next
Authorize users and portlets so your end users can work with the IBM
Parent topic: IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal