Bring the power of IBM
® Connections to your portal applications.
Installing this package makes the following portlets available to your portal users:
- Activities -- Collaboration tool for collecting, organizing, sharing, and reusing work related to a project goal.
- Blogs -- Online journals you can use to deliver timely information with a personal touch.
- Bookmarks -- Social bookmarking tool that you can use to save, organize, and share Internet and intranet bookmarks.
- Tag Cloud – Meaningful keywords you can use to find associated content.
- Profiles – Directory of colleagues you can use to build a network and locate expertise.
- Wikis – Repository for sharing and collaborating on pages of interest to your group.
In order to use the IBM Connections Portlets for WebSphere Portal, Portal must be configured to use Federated Repositories. Use of Standalone LDAP is not supported.
If you updated to IBM
Connections 3.0.1 from Connections 3.0, you will find that the Connections business card does not display. The configuration has changed so that the business card will now display in deployments that use hidden email. Even if your deployment does not, you must do some additional configuration to make the business card display. Follow the steps in Configuring the Connections business card
The portlets support LTPA single sign-on. If the IBM
Connections Server and IBM
WebSphere® Portal servers are configured for single sign-on, You can configure the Portal AJAX Proxy to manage authentication for the IBM
Connections portlets. 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 topic Configuring the IBM Connections portlets
. If end users specify their IBM
Connections login credentials via the Personalize menu, the portlets will use basic authentication to authenticate with Lotus
Parent topic: Installing plug-ins