IBM Connections business card enables users to access IBM Connections user data such as a person's profile information. It can display all the information about this user including summary, blogs, wikis, communities etc..
Connections business card can be configured in two ways:
- Using the configure-ConnectionsBizCard task
- Manual configuration
Using the configure-ConnectionsBizCard task
To use the task configure-ConnectionsBizCard to configure business card, you should have IBM Connections portlets package installed properly.
Run the following command to configure the Connections business card:
ConfigEngine configure-ConnectionsBizCard -DICbaseURLunsecured =[baseURL] -DURLProviderName=[URL-provider-name] -DWasPassword=[was-admin-pwd]
The default name for [URL-provider-name]
is Default URL Provider.
Run the following command to remove the configuration for the Connections business card:
ConfigEngine remove-ConnectionsBizCard -DURLProviderName=[URL-provider-name] -DWasPassword=[was-admin-pwd]
For more details refer to the product wiki here
To manually configure business card, follow these steps:
1. Login to the portal server's WebSphere Application Server Admin Console using Administrator credentials.
2. Navigate to Resources -> URL -> URL Providers
and then select the Default URL Provider at the top of the hierarchy.
3. Click on URL Providers
. It will take you to the screen to select URLs
under Additional Properties.
4. It will take you to the screen where you can add new URLs. Click on New.
5. It will take you to screen where you can define required inputs to configure Connections business card as below. Provide CONNECTIONS_PEOPLE_CARD
as name, JNDI_CONNECTIONS_PEOPLE_CARD
as JNDI Name and IBM Connections URL e.g. http://connectionsww.demos.ibm.com:9081 in Specification.
6. Click Apply
and then Save
to take these changes effect.
7. Restart the portal.
Testing business card
After performing the above steps, Portal gets configured to display Connections business card. To test that the card is configured correctly, open one of the IBM Connections portlets on WebSphere Portal and search for a person's name. Then, hover on the user's name to make sure the business card displays for this user. If not, the Connections business card is not configured properly.
On clicking on this yellow pop-up it will display connections business card as shown below.