® Connections plug-in for Microsoft
® SharePoint brings IBM
Connections features such as searching by tag, searching by profile, and viewing business cards, into the SharePoint environment.
Before you begin
Connections plug-in for Microsoft
SharePoint release 184.108.40.206 requires Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
Install language packs for Microsoft
SharePoint to the server farm before you install this plug-in. This allows the plug-in to automatically install language pack solutions for all the supported languages installed in the server farm. If you install additional language packs to the server farm after installing the plug-in run the configuration wizard again to make the additional languages available to the plug-in.
About this task
Follow these steps to install the plug-in.
On your SharePoint server, unzip the plug-in contents to a location you will remember.
For example, C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Connections.
Run the Install.bat program to launch the plug-in installation and configuration wizard
Review the URLs for accessing the IBM Connections Profiles and Search servers.
The URLs are automatically filled in based on the Profiles Server URL, but you can change them if necessary.
Modify the settings for the Profiles search.
Click OK to complete the installation.
Information from the installation is logged to plugin directory\logs\install-<timestamp>.log.
What to do next
If you need to modify your configuration after installing, navigate to where you unzipped the plug-in files for installation. Then run ModifyPluginConfig.bat
This launches the plug-in configuration wizard and allows you to change your settings or install additional language pack. Update information is logged to plugin directory\logs\update-timestamp.log
Managing anonymous authentication
If anonymous authentication is enabled in the Internet information Services (IIS) Manager, then the API used by the SharePoint widget will not work as expected. To check if anonymous authentication is enabled in IIS:
1. Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2. In the Connections section, expand the server, and then expand Sites.
3. Select the SharePoint site. The default is SharePoint - 80.
4. Double click the icon for Authentication.
5. Check to see if there is an entry for Anonymous Authentication.
If anonymous authentication is not actually needed on this SharePoint server, you can disable it in IIS. However, if anonymous authentication is required then you must disable anonymous authentication for only the URL pattern used by the plugin API, as follows:
1. Create a supplemental web configuration file called webconfig.IBMConnections.xml For instructions on creating the configuration file, see this article. Add this code.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<remove path="configuration/location[@path='_layouts/lcphandler.ashx']" />
<location path="_layouts/lcphandler.ashx" allowOverride="false">
<deny users="?" />
2. Place this file in the \CONFIG folder of the SharePoint server. The default location for SharePoint 2010 is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\CONFIG and the default location for SharePoint 2007 is C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\CONFIG.
3. Open the SharePoint 2010 Management Shell
4. Run the command stsadm -o copyappbincontent
5. Repeat steps 2-4 on all front-end web servers.
Parent topic: IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft SharePoint