Before you begin
Using the portlets, you can access only those IBM
Connections offerings that you have already installed and configured.
If you are installing the 188.8.131.52 version of IBM
Connections Portlets for IBMWebSphere
Portal, you must uninstall any previous versions of the portlets before you install. Upgrading from previous versions is not supported.
If you want to enable LTPA single sign-on between an IBM
Connections feature and a WebSphere
Application Server configured for stand-alone LDAP, complete the steps to enable single-sign on before beginning this procedure in the topic Configuring single sign-on
When Single Sign-On is enabled between Portal and Connections, the Portal administrator who installs and configures the IBM Connections portlets should be a valid Connections user. For example the user you assign to manage the Virtual Member Manager, as described in the topic Setting up an authentication alias for the IBM Connections portlets
, can be made a Portal administrator following the steps in this topic
. You can also create a Connections profile for the default Portal administrator in the IBM Connections profiles database by following the steps in the topic Adding LDAP data to the Profiles database
Anonymous Portal users can access the IBM Connections portlets and are treated as anonymous Connections users. However, authenticated Portal users must also be valid Connections users or they will get an error when trying to access a Connections portlet.
- Download the plug-in from the IBM Connections catalog at the following web site:
- From your browser, log into IBM WebSphere Portal as an administrator.
If the Portal server is part of a cluster, perform the installation on the primary node. If the server is stand-alone, use the Portal URL for the server. For example, http://HOST:10039/wps/portal.
- Click Administration -> Portlet Management -> Web Modules.
- Click Install.
- Extract the files from the snor.pf.portlets.zip file that you downloaded from the plug-in catalog.
- Browse to snor.pf.portlets.war.
- Click Next.
- Click Finish.
Under certain conditions, completing the installation results in the error message Lost track of the selected WAR file from the Browse button. Make sure it is on the disk and try again.
If you encounter this error, see this solution
on the IBM
Support Portal for instructions on how to resolve the problem.
- Verify the portlets are successfully installed.
What to do next
After installing the portlets, do the following:
Parent topic: Deploying the IBM Connections portlets