How to change membership and owenership of Acitivities

CAT Features

Problem Description

Problem 1: An Activity owner has left the company. One of their Activities is still of relevance, but there is no other user left with owner rights to the Activity.

Problem 2: A user needs to gain membership in a certain set of Activities (e.g. a new member joins a team, and needs to be made part of all the team’s Activities)

Solution with Websphere Commandline Interface

Problems 1+2:

  1. Search the HCL Connections documentation for the steps to solve your problem.
  2. Start the wsadmin commandline interface as administrator. ATTENTION: All commands for the commandline interface are case sensitive!
  3. Activate the relevant Jython script.
  4. Perform the relevant Jython commands.
  5. Search for the members by UID
  6. Wrap the Hashtable search result in a Vector
  7. Search for the activities by UID
  8. If necessary, wrap the Hashtable search result in a Vector
  9. Execute the correct role assigning command

Solution with Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT)

Problems 1+2: Navigate to Content And Access – Activities. There, you can have a look at all available Connections Activities, or filter the Activities by several criteria. Then select all Activities to which a new member / owner should be added, and hit “Add Members”. There you can build an entire list of members / owners to add to the activity by using the typeahead to help you find Connections users.

When you submit your list, a confirmation popup summarizes the changes and allows you to enter a comment. All changes (including the Activity names), comments, and who made them, are logged by the CAT application.

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