Configuring business cards using a Domino directoryAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|This task demonstrates how to configure the business card using the Domino® directory.
This task demonstrates how to configure the business card using the Domino
Before you begin
- IBM® Lotus® Domino and IBM Sametime Community Server have been installed and configured
- Sametime authentication is configured to use an Domino directory
- The Sametime Community Server is running
About this task
IBM recommends that you use a third party LDAP directory, and not Domino, because Domino does not have a standard field for photos (a jpegPhoto
field). Using a third party LDAP directory avoids unnecessary replacement of the default jpegPhoto
Follow these steps to configure the Business Card to display data that is stored in a single data repository–a Domino
- Open an Internet browser and enter this URL into the URL-locater field: http://example.com/stcenter.nsf, substituting the host name example.com with your server's actual host name.
- Click Administer the server, and then log in as Administrator.
- Click the plus sign next to Configuration to expand the contents, and then click Business Card Setup.
- In the User Information section, select the entry you want displayed in users' business cards, and then click Add to move the entry to the right-side list box.
To remove preselected entries, click the entry and click Remove.
In most cases, the Attribute name and Attribute value
section of the business card interface requires no modification; however, if the information you want displayed in the users' business cards is not mapped to the default fields provided by the users' person documents, then you might need to update the Attribute name and Attribute value
The following table lists the default attribute value that is mapped to each attribute name.
Table 1. Attribute names and values
|Attribute Name||Attribute Value|
|Name||FirstName, MiddleInitial, LastName|
- Click Update to save the changes.
To display user information, the business card feature uses a server application called UserInfo which is designed to retrieve and deliver user information for each incoming request from a client to view a specific user's business card. To ensure this application is configured properly to search the proper data storage, confirm the settings as defined in UserInfo.xml.
- Open the UserInfoConfig.xml file in a text editor. The file is located in the Domino program directory (\\lotus\domino\UserInfoConfig.xml). Here is a section of the UserInfoConfig file edited for XYZ's scenario:
<Detail Id="Location" FieldName="Location" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail Id="Title" FieldName="JobTitle" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail Id="MailAddress" FieldName="InternetAddress" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail Id="Telephone" FieldName="OfficePhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail Id="Company" FieldName="CompanyName" Type="text/plain" />
<Detail Id="Name" FieldName="FirstName,MiddleInitial,LastName" Type="text/plain"/>
<Set SetId="0" params="MailAddress,Name,Title,Location,Telephone,Photo,Company"/>
<Set SetId="1" params="MailAddress,Name,Title,Location,Telephone,Photo,Company"/>
<BlackBox type="NOTES" name="com.ibm.sametime.userinfo.userinfobb.UserInfoNotesBB"
What to do next
There might be specific configurations where the names in the Domino directory include commas (,). By default, these special characters are treated as LDAP separators. In order to treat them as regular characters, add the following flag to UserInfoConfig.xml
This setting take affect after the server is restarted.
Parent topic: Managing business cards