IBM Connections search integration in IBM WebSphere Portal allows users to perform search queries and view query results for IBM Connections content within the context of their portal environment.
This integration point is enabled by configuring the portal search center component to include IBM Connections content as part of the related search results. You also must configure a component to allow the navigation from the portal search center to the portlets so that users can view the Connections-related search results.
Portal search center component has been extended to show customized information for the connections content in the search result like service icon to indicate if the content is a blog, wiki, activity, etc. and also the URL for the connections content is customized to take user to the respective details portlet.
IBM Connections portlet package include the relevant pre-requisites for integrating the connections content in portal search center. After the Connections portlets are installed and deployed successfully, run the following command which copies the required jars in the portal runtime:
ConfigEngine configure-SNPortletsSearch -DICversion=[connection-version] -DWasPassword=[was-admin-pwd] -DPortalAdminPwd=[portal-admin-pwd]