Since WebSphere Portal v126.96.36.199, Social Media Publisher is included in the product installation and must be enabled using configuration engine tasks. This process is described in the product documentation.
Creating Social Media Publisher configuration for IBM Connections
Before proceeding with the configuration, check that the target Social Media server is accessible from the Portal server. Customer environments frequently employ proxies and sites such as Facebook and Twitter are often subject to access restrictions. The Social Media Publisher documentation contains some information about setting up proxies if that is required. In our use case scenario, we have no access to the internet but the Portal and Connections servers can ping each other directly without any proxy.
Importing Connections server certificate
Follow these steps:
1. Log on to the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console for the portal server, and import the certificate. In our case this was located at: https://portal.demos.ibm.com:10032/ibm/console
2. From the Integrated Solutions Console home page, navigate to: Security > SSL certificate and key management > Key stores and certificates > NodeDefaultTrustStore > Signer certificates.
3. Click Retrieve from port
. On the form that appears, enter the server details and click Retrieve signer information
. If the connection is successfully established, the result will be something like the form shown below.
4. Click OK
to save the configuration. The configuration is applied immediately without any need to restart the server.