New features in this weeks Social Cloud Docs upgrade

If you are using IBMs Cloud for Social Business: The Docs team has upgraded IBM Connections Docs in the cloud with the latest new functions for you to check out:

What’s new in SmartCloud August:
Documents editor:

  • Personalized cursors show who is editing the document and where they are in it.


Presentations editor:

  • You can set transparency for images, shapes, and text boxes in .pptx files.
    • For shapes and text boxes, you can adjust transparency in the color palette.
    • For an image, click Format > Image Opacity.
  • You can select three or more objects and then evenly distribute them, vertically or horizontally.

Force the creation of thumbnails for all files in Connections with File Viewer

When installing the File Viewer for IBM Connections (which is free in case you did not know), then it will create thumbnails for a quick preview for all files uploaded from now on. You might have a large number of files already in the system though. To enforce the creation of thumbnails for all existing files in the Files application of IBM Connections you need to do the following steps (for IBM Docs / File Viewer 1.0.7 you will have to install iFix 2 first, which you can find in FixCentral):

1. Start the wsadmin client.

 

Go to <WAS_HOME>\profiles\<DMGR>\bin>

./wsadmin.sh -lang jython -user <admin_user_id> -password <admin_password> -port <SOAP_CONNECTOR_ADDRESS Port>

 

2. Start the Files script with the following command: 

 

execfile(“filesAdmin.py”)

 

3. Use the following command to synchronize the internal IDs of the Files users:

 

FilesThumbnailService.generateForAllFiles()


Now all thumbnail will be created (can take some time depending on the amount of Files in your Connections environment).

IBM Docs editing not working due to duplicate account error

When you get an error when trying to edit a document and the log file of the server shows the following error:

2/12/15 15:34:06:712 CST] 0000016f ConcordDocSer E  Have no permission on this file in repository

                 com.ibm.concord.spi.exception.RepositoryAccessException: Exception occurred with error code: CLFAD1000, message: Have no permission on this file in repository, and additional data: {“docUri”:”8d23a756-f1cf-4aa8-ad51-85e9a07e1ad3″,”repo_err_code”:”DuplicateUserAccount”,”repo_err_msg”:”EJPVJ9070E: Unable to logon the user with the J2EE principal wasadmin”,”repo_http_status”:403}

 

then the cause is that indeed the wasadmin is in the files database twice and the the system therefore is unable to find out which is the one to be used. To solve this you have to sync the member table of the database to have the invalid user(s) removed:

1. Start the wsadmin client.

 

Go to <WAS_HOME>\profiles\<DMGR>\bin>

./wsadmin.sh -lang jython -user <admin_user_id> -password <admin_password> -port <SOAP_CONNECTOR_ADDRESS Port>

 

2. Start the Files script with the following command: 

 

execfile(“filesAdmin.py”)

 

3. Use the following command to synchronize the internal IDs of the Files users:

 

FilesMemberService.syncAllMembersByExtId( {“updateOnEmailLoginMatch”: “true“ })

 

This should remove all duplicate users and IBM Docs should be working now.

Installing IBM Connections 5.0, CR2 and IBM Docs on Linux – Guides

My colleague Charles Price has created two guides covering the installation of IBM Connections 5.0, CR2 and IBM Docs on Linux. While I have created guides like that before, I have always done them on Windows, as Linux is, for me at least, a different kind if beast that I have so far avoided as much as I can. 😉

Here you go:

Installation guide IBM Connections 5.0 on Linux

Installation guide IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 on Linux

Installation guide IBM Docs 1.0.7 on IBM Connections 5.0 CR2 on Linux 

 In the last one I especially like the two topics of upgrading CCM for Docs as well as the description on how to configure either NFS or CIFS shares.