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In section 5.1 Adding social elements to the website, we saw that IBM WebSphere Portal Web Content Manager (WCM) Social Rendering feature provides a flexible way to query and render IBM Connections social content inside IBM WebSphere Portal. We also saw the various ways to customize the visual design of Social List using WCM Personalization component Simple and Comprehensive List design. In this section, we will see how WCM can integrate and share documents with other Content Management systems like IBM Quickr, IBM FileNet, IBM Content Manager and also IBM Connections. Using this way, WCM can render the social content inside IBM WebSphere Portal.
WCM provides federated documents feature using Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard. CMIS is an interoperability standard set by OASIS Open Standard for sharing information across Enterprise Content Management Systems. This feature allows users to insert a link to a document located in a remote server and also render the documents from a remote server.
CMIS client support is provided in WCM to fetch files from IBM Connections in two ways :
Select IBM Connections Files using CMIS URL in Personalization (PZN) component and render the PZN component using a Presentation template in Portal.
Refer to IBM Connections File hosted in a remote Connections server through a link in Authoring Template, Rich Text component.
CMIS service uses a URL to point to a remote server and fetch the information as a XML Atom Feed document. The CMIS URL is of the format : base URL of files service/basic/cmis/CMIS Service Doc identifier.
base URL of files service is the entry URL to IBM Connections files service. The files service URL is a combination of Connections URL and files context root. The default context root is: /files
CMIS Service Doc identifier is the specific CMIS document service.
In our Wiki Connections server, the CMIS URL to Connections Files is https://connectionsww.demos.ibm.com/files/basic/cmis/my/servicedoc. When we enter the URL in a browser, it should return the ATOM feed XML document as shown in figure below. This confirms that the CMIS URL is working properly.
This article is one of several which describes how to use WCM to render social content:
5.4 Using WCM to render social content
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