™, XML, HTML, and CSS, or the OpenSocial gadget specification. The widget files are stored on an HTTP server.
The gadgets that you add to IBM
Connections need to be based on the OpenSocial gadget specification, which enables you to surface gadgets in an OpenSocial container that can interact with an OAuth 2.0 protected service
The widget files can be bundled as EAR applications and deployed on IBM WebSphere
® Application Server. They can also be hosted in LAMP, .NET, and other environments.
You can add two types of third-party widget to the Home page:
Opened by default
This type of widget displays by default, but can be removed or hidden. It can also be moved to a different location. For example, the To Do List widget that displays in the Updates view is opened by default.Optional
This type of widget is available for users to add to their Home page if they select it from the widget catalog. Optional widgets can be added, removed, hidden, or moved by Home page users.
Any widget can be used as a default or optional widget.
Third-party widgets can be added to the side column in the Updates view and to any column in the My Page view.
Configuring widgets for the Home pageParent topic: Administering the Home page from the user interface
You can add widgets to the widget catalog to meet the needs of your users. Ensure that the widgets that you add to the catalog are from trusted sources. The widget catalog allows you to administer OpenSocial gadgets for the entire IBM
Connections system including Embedded Experiences and Share Dialog gadgets as well as gadgets and iWidgets that are specific to the Home page.
Enabling Home page widgets
You need to enable widgets before they can display on the Home page or elsewhere in IBM Connections.
Disabling Home page widgets
You can disable widgets from displaying on the Home page or elsewhere in IBM Connections when you no longer want them to be available to your users.
Editing Home page widgets
Edit a widget to change its name, description, or deployment descriptor.
Removing Home page widgets
If a third-party widget is no longer used or needed, you can remove it from the widget catalog. You cannot remove IBM
Connections widgets from the catalog, you can only disable them.