Administrator checklistAdded by IBM on February 11, 2013 | Version 1 (Original)
|Consider tasks you might want to complete after installing IBM® Connections and before users start using it.
Database and file system backup and maintenance
Recommended tasks to schedule
- No tasks can run while the search index is being built. You do not need to take action to create the initial search index; it is scheduled automatically as part of the installation program; just wait for one of the default indexing tasks to run. If you want to recreate the search index, you must stop all scheduled tasks first, and then you can recreate the index using one of these procedures:
- Schedule the following tasks:
Consider enabling the following features:
- Moderation. You can configure the product so that content added to Blogs, Forums, or Files in Communities must be reviewed by a moderator before it can be made public. Or you can allow people to add content freely, but enable others to flag content as inappropriate. See Moderation overview for more details.
- Create a global administrator if you want to enable one or more administrators to perform advanced tasks in all of the applications in the product.
- Designate who can view and interact with server-level metrics (by default, community owners can view metrics only for their communities and general users cannot view metrics at all).
Integrating with other products
.Consider integrating the following features:
Consider configuring the following features:
- IBM Connections uses single sign-on (SSO) to secure the transfer of user ID and password information that is used to authenticate with the system. With SSO, users can switch to different applications without needing to authenticate again Configuring single sign-on.
- By default, the IBM® Connections AJAX proxy is configured to allow cookies, headers or mime types, and all HTTP actions to be exchanged among the IBM Connections applications. If you want to change the traffic that is allowed from non-IBM Connections services, you must explicitly configure it Configuring the AJAX proxy.
Customizing the product
Consider adding the following customizations:
- Start IBM Connections and review the product user interface to determine which areas of the product you want to Customizing the user interface.
- You can also use an OAuth 2.0 consumer proxy to allow the Homepage component to surface gadgets in an OpenSocial container that can interact with an OAuth 2.0 protected service Configuring OAuth for custom gadgets.
Testing the environment for production readiness
Parent topic: Administering common areas
- If during product installation you specified directory paths to application data and resources that were different from the default paths, you must change your environment variables to reflect those changes. The application configuration files that define the behavior of the applications reference the directory paths using these environment variables.
- Make sure references to administrator IDs and passwords are correct.
- If your IBM HTTP Server is hosting multiple web servers, you might want to change the session cookie name of one of them to prevent the cookie from being lost when the user is redirected from one product to another.