Administrators plan for, install, and configure the Widgets feature for their end users.
® Expeditor administrators can use an IBM
® Lotus Notes
® application as a widget catalog. In this case, the administrator is also responsible for creating the catalog application and assigning widgets access using Lotus Domino
® server catalog applications ACLs. Administrators configure users based on preference as well as widget catalog categories. They also control which users are designated as power users and end users. A typical power user is able to create widgets in the catalog while end user typically are not allowed to do such an action.
Configuring a new composite application widgetParent topic: Extending the platform
You can create a widget from an open composite application.
Installing the Widgets feature
To install the Widgets feature, users need to choose a specific set of features from the update site in the Lotus
Creating the widget catalog
Administrators can create a widgets catalog on a Lotus Domino
server, using a catalog template (an IBM Lotus Notes
application) supplied on the server.
Catalog options and access
The widgets catalog is an IBM Lotus Domino
server-based application that contains all centrally managed widgets and their underlying XML extension definitions. The catalog is based on the Lotus Notes
server-supplied Widget Catalog template (TOOLBOX.NTF) and its access is controlled by PLUGIN_CUSTOMIZATION.INI preferences.
Eclipse preferences for Widgets access control
Access to Widgets functionality and the widgets catalog is controlled by settings in the PLUGIN_CUSTOMIZATION.INI file.
Creating and publishing widgets
Widgets enables you to create and edit Web-based XML extensions (widgets) and make those widgets available to users from a central widget catalog.