Install the IBM
® Connections connector for Lotus
™ to bring file-sharing capabilities and collaboration functionality to your communities.
Before you begin
- You only need to install the Lotus Quickr connector on the Deployment Manager server. The Deployment Manager will then synchronize the changes to the remaining nodes.
- When planning your integration, ensure that Lotus Quickr and IBM Connections use the same protocol – http or https.
- Download the connector from the IBM Connections catalog on the following web site to the IBM Connections Deployment Manager machine:
- From the Connector Install Directory, open the quickr directory and run the executable file to launch the installation wizard for your deployment using one of the following commands.
Select the packages that you want to install and click Next.
Review and accept the license agreement by selecting I accept the terms in the license agreements. Then click Next to continue.
Specify the location where you want to install the connector in the Installation Directory field, and then click Next.
Select the features that you want to install, and then click Next.
Specify which Lotus Quickr deployment type you want to use.
Select the Quickr Integration Selection options that you want to enable for your deployment.
Under Configuration Settings, enter the host name of the Lotus Quickr server in the Quickr server host name field.
- AIX®, Linux®, and Linux on System z®:
- Microsoft® Windows®:
For example: quickr.example.com
Enter the Lotus Quickr server port number in the Quickr server port field.
Note: If your Lotus Quickr solution is integrated with IBM Tivoli® Access Manager or if it uses a proxy server, then you need to specify the Tivoli Access Manager or proxy server address instead of a direct remote HTTP or Lotus Quickr server address.
For example: 80
Enter the number of the port to connect to the Lotus Quickr application over SSL in the Quickr server ssl port field.
For example: 9443
Enter the authentication alias which will be created by the installer for the superuser to use for managing Lotus Quickr in the J2C authentication user name field. This user name is required to authenticate.
Note: Do not leave this field blank. If SSL is not configured, enter 443 as the SSL port.
Enter the password associated with the authentication alias that you provided in the previous step in the J2C authentication password field, and then click Next to continue.
On the Install Locations panel, specify the location of the IBM Connections installation home directory in the IBM Connections install home directory field and click Validate.
For example: admin
- If you are installing the connector in a Lotus Quickr for Lotus Domino® deployment, the user provided here must have permission to create places on the Lotus Quickr server. If the Lotus Quickr server is configured to allow anyone with server access to create places, then permission does not need to be explicitly set for the user.
- In a Lotus Quickr for Lotus Domino deployment, the superuser must also be listed as an administrator on the Lotus Quickr server. For information about giving administrator access to additional users, go to the following web page: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/lqkrhelp/v8r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.lotus.quickr.admin.dom.doc/admin/qp_adm_sec_serveradmin_t.html
For example: C:\IBM\LotusConnections
Click Next to continue.
Review the summary of the information that you have entered. To make changes, click Back. To start the installation, click Next.
Review the results of the installation and click Finish to complete the installation process.
The Connector libraries install location and Connector configuration install location fields are automatically populated when you specify the directory where IBM Connections is installed.
What to do next
After running the installation wizard, there are a number of steps that you need to perform to complete the networked installation. See the topic Completing the installation of the LotusQuickr connector
for more information.
By default, IBM
Connections won't pass cookies and authorization-related headers to or from external servers for feeds. To enable trusted feeds from the Lotus Quickr
server for Communities, you need to configure the Ajax proxy with the settings that you want. For more information, see Supporting Lotus Quickr authenticated feeds
Parent topic: Installing the IBM Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr
Supporting Lotus Quickr authenticated feeds
Completing the installation of the Lotus Quickr connector
Uninstalling the Lotus Quickr connector