Running Communities administrative commands
Jython scripts are used to administer the Communities application. These scripts allow the administrator to view Communities data and perform administrative tasks for Communities.
Changing Communities configuration property values
Configuration settings control how and when various Communities operations take place. You can edit the settings to change the ways that communities behave.
Creating and populating communities
Create and populate a community using scripts accessed using the wsadmin command-line tool. The administrative commands for creating communities do not require a server restart to take effect, and no file checkout is necessary.
Managing membership in Communities
Use administrative commands to add and remove community members. You can also disable the Add Members
button if you do not want community owners to add people to communities without their consent, or disable the invitations feature if you do not want to allow people to invite others to join their community.
Managing community content
You can enable the active content filter to prevent users from embedding malicious content in text input fields. You can also use administrative commands to update or remove inappropriate information in fields to which you do not have owner access.
Moderating the content in a community
When moderation is enabled for the Blogs, Forums, and Files applications, global moderators or community moderators can review community blog, forum, and file content before it is posted to a community, and manage content after it is added to a community.
Allowing non-community members to comment in forums
Edit configuration property settings to let users who are not community members comment in forums in public or moderated communities.
Configuring the size of the community description summary
Use configuration settings to set the maximum size of a community description summary.
Configuring display settings
Use configuration settings to control the display of data in the Communities application.
Hiding the Start a community button from unauthenticated users
You can prevent unauthenticated users from creating communities by hiding the Start a community
Disabling the Public Communities view in Communities
You can control the Public Communities pages that display in your organization's deployment of Communities by editing settings in the communities-config.xml
Enabling and disabling the community unique web address option
Enable or disable the community owners ability to create a unique web address for their community.
Enabling community feeds
Connections AJAX proxy is configured to allow cookies, headers or mime types, and all HTTP actions to be exchanged among the IBM
Connections applications. However, access to arbitrary URLs is prevented by default.
Working with managed applications
Use the ManagedAppService commands to manage the applications that can be installed on community servers, such as IBM Lotus
Managing the Communities catalog
Add sources to make IBM Lotus Quickr
places available to users in the communities catalog.
Administering widgets and remote applications
You can extend your community to include various components or applications. These applications are contained within the community as widgets. You can administer widget lifecycle events to ensure that changes are synchronized between the Communities server and the servers hosting the widgets.
Configuring media galleries
Media galleries are community widgets that display photos and videos. You must configure media galleries in your IBM
Connections deployment, and then community owners can add the widget to their communities.
Managing Linked Libraries
Add Linked Libraries to IBM
Connections communities to work with documents and folders on Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, IBM FileNet
® P8 and IBM
Content Manager. For example, when you add a new document to a Linked Library you are adding the document to the ECM server.
Managing Communities scheduled tasks
Use the CommunitiesScheduler commands to administer the community event tasks performed by the IBM WebSphere
Application Server scheduler. These administrative commands do not require a server restart to take effect, and no file checkout is necessary.
Configuring news event log clean-up
Edit settings in the communities-config.xml
file to define the interval at which the EventLogCleanup task runs.
Configure the behavior of community Events widgets by checking out calendar-config.xml and editing it directly.
Retrieving and listing community data
The community fetch commands return a Java
™ vector of Java
hash maps. No file checkout or server restart is required when using these commands.
Filtering community lists
Use the CommunitiesListService commands to filter the information in community lists and to generate smaller lists containing more specific information.
Integrating Communities with IBM Lotus Quickr
Use the IBM
Connections Connector for Lotus Quickr
to integrate Lotus Quickr
places with communities.