Lotus iNotes integration with Quickr Domino enables users to:
- Add a Lotus Quickr place from Lotus iNotes user preferences.
- Controlling how to send email attachments, providing direct links to documents stored in a Quickr place.
- Save an attachment in mail they receive to a Lotus Quickr place.
- View Lotus Quickr links in messages sent to them.
To integrate Lotus iNotes and Lotus Quickr for Domino, you must:
- Use Lotus iNotes 8.5 or Lotus iNotes 8.5.1
- Enable session-based authentication (single sign-on, or SSO) for your Lotus Domino mail server
- Note: If your Lotus Domino server and Lotus Quickr servers are not in the same domain, each session users will be prompted to authenticate with the servers to which they connect.
- Adjust the number of feed entries returned from Lotus Quickr servers (default is 50), if desired, by changing the iNotes_WA_Quickr_Feed_Page_Size value in the server's NOTES.INI file
This initial release of Lotus Quickr integration for Lotus iNotes has a few known limitations, especially when compared to the similar capability available in Lotus Notes 8.5.1:
- When storing received attachments to a Lotus Quickr place, there is no option to also remove the attachment from within the current message and replace it with the Lotus Quickr link to this stored file.
- When viewing a message containing a Lotus Quickr link sent from a workstation with the Lotus Quickr Connectors installed, if the Lotus Quickr Connectors are not also installed on the current workstation, the Edit link does not work. Instead, you encounter an error page in a separate browser window or tab.
- Lotus Quicker integration is not available for Lotus iNotes when you are offline or accessing a local archive database.
- Lotus iNotes does not support the Connector's preferences and place settings. To use those place settings in Lotus iNotes, you must configure them using Lotus iNotes preferences.
Allowing Quickr Integration
There are two ways to enable the Quickr integration with iNotes. You can either setup a Mail policy settings document or you can insert the following notes.ini parameter on the Domino server:
This method will enable it server-wide for every user and will override any policy setting. For the settings to take effect it will require a full Domino restart.
Setup for Mail policy settings:
1. Create a new Mail settings document or open an already existing Mail settings document.
2. Provide a name if this is a new settings document
3. Select the “Lotus iNotes” -> “Configuration” tab.
4. Under the “Lotus Quickr Integration” section please change “Allow Lotus Quickr Integration” from “Disabled” to “Enabled.”
5. Save and close the document.
At this point you will need to create a new Policy and/or assign the Mail settings document to an existing policy for users. Once the policy has been assigned to the users or the notes.ini parameter put into place you should see a “Lotus Quickr” tab under the iNotes preferences.
Completing the Integration
The difference between Domino 8.5 and 8.5.1 is the use of the Security policy document to complete the integration setup instead of the proxy-config.properties file. This is meant to allow an easier process for integration in a more standardized way.
In Domino 8.5, the HTTP-proxy servlet was configured by creating a proxy-config.properties file located in the Domino\data\properties directory. As of 8.5.1, this file is no longer supported. Instead, you must create or edit a Security setting policy, using the information in this file. Once you have done so, you can delete this file, however leaving it in place will not adversely affect your configuration.
Setup for Security policy settings:
1. Create a new Security settings document or open an already existing Security settings document. Settings documents are found under the People & Groups tab in Domino Administrator.Context
2. Select the “Proxies.” If you do not see this tab, you may need to update the template version of names.nsf to 8.5.1 or later.
3. While the document is in Edit mode, click the “Edit list…” button.
4. Fill in the following fields:
: The path of the request to the proxy server, specifies which proxy the rule is for. Examples include:
URL: Address of the site to which this policy applies. This is the target of the proxy and will be the Quickr server's address.
Actions: The set of HTTP actions this policy allows. These can be GET, POST, HEAD, PUT, DELETE. The most frequently used are GET and POST. For Lotus Quickr integration with Lotus iNotes, make sure that HEAD is included.
Cookies: Cookies allowed for this site. That is, the cookies that will be passed from the browser to the target URL server.
*Note - Cookies with specified names will always be proxied to this site. In addition, any incoming (Set-Cookie response headers) received from the site will also be remembered and eventually sent back on subsequent requests to this site.
Mime-types: Content types allowed back from the target server, or use * to allow all.
Headers: Headers allowed for this site, or use * to allow all. This attribute determines which headers are forwarded to the target server.
*Note - Cookies are not handled as a standard header. Putting the entry "cookie" in the headers list will have no effect.
5. Once the fields are filled out select the “Add/Modify Value
” button to complete add the rule. Select “Ok” to complete.
6. Save and close the Security settings document.
At this point you will need to create a new Policy and/or assign the Security settings document to an existing policy for users. If creating a new policy you will then need to assign the new policy to all the users you want to use Quickr from iNotes.