How to manage Communities trash

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    Problem Description

    Attention: This feature is only available with Connections 5.0! Before that, there was no way to soft delete (and restore) communities.

    Problem 1: A deleted community should be restored.
    Problem 2: A deleted community should be purged from trash.
    Problem 3: The task for automatically purging the Communities trash after 90 days needs to be be changed

    Solution with Websphere Commandline Interface

    Problem 1:

    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 scripts.
    4. Perform the relevant Jython commands.

    Problem 2:
    There is no HCL Connections documentation for that. You will need to find the credentials of an owner of the community and send a DELETE http-request to the REST API with the community UUID.

    Problem 3:

    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. Check out the relevant HCL Connections configuration XML file.
    5. Open the HCL Connections configuration XML file and edit the parameters. ATTENTION: Make sure you don’t accidentally violate the XML schema, e.g. by forgetting to close a tag or a quotation mark.
    6. Check in the configuration file again.

    Solution with Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT)

    Problems 1+2: Navigate to Content And Access Communities. Filter for Deleted communities, or use the other filter options to search for a specific community.

    All deleted communities are marked dark orange in the result list to visually distinguish them from communities which are not deleted. Select the communities you want to manage, and then use Delete/Purge Communities or Restore Communities to solve your problem.

    A confirmation popup summarizes the changes and allows you to enter a comment. All changes, comments, and who made them, are logged by the CAT application.

    Problem 3:

    Navigate to Administration — Communities — Scheduled Tasks. Visit the tab Full Delete to view the scheduled task responsible for purging communities from trash. Edit the settings as required.

    After editing the parameters, a confirmation popup summarizes the changes and allows you to enter a comment. All changes, comments, and who made them, are logged by the CAT application.

     

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