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.
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
Enabling and disabling the community handle
Enable or disable the community handle depending on whether you want community owners to have the option of creating a unique web address for their community.
Working with managed applications
Use the ManagedAppService commands to manage the applications that can be installed on community servers, such as Confluence Wiki and IBM Lotus Quickr™.
Administering 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 life-cycle events to ensure that changes are synchronized between the Communities server and the servers hosting the widgets.
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.
Viewing and collecting Communities metrics
Use the CommunitiesMetricsService commands and Server Metrics page to monitor product usage, and to make configuration adjustments when necessary.
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.