How to update Connections URLs and Connections feature settings

CAT Features

Problem Description

After installing HCL Connections and configuring the web server, you have to update the Connections configuration accordingly. The Connections URLs need to be set, whether a feature uses SSL access, or whether it is enabled or disabled.

Solution with Websphere Commandline Interface

Search the HCL Connections documentation for the steps to solve your problem.

  1. Start the wsadmin commandline interface as administrator. ATTENTION: All commands for the commandline interface are case sensitive!
  2. Activate the relevant Jython script.
  3. Check out the relevant HCL Connections configuration XML file.
  4. 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.
  5. Check in the configuration file again.

The URLs for every feature need to be set individually. Setting the URL, the SSL-URL, and the Interservice URL for the standard features alone (Activities, Blogs, Dogear, Communities, Files, Forums, Homepage, Profiles, Open Social, Search, and Wikis) means that there are 33 individual places to edit.

Solution with Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT)

Navigate to Administration – General, subsection Services. There, you can see all current settings on a single glance.

To update a single feature, simply edit the properties in the table. You can also update multiple features with the same URL, SSL URL, Interservice URL, or general configuration. First, enter the settings in the “Default” row right at the top. Then select all features you want to update with those settings. Finally, click the “Copy Defaults to Selected” button.

After editing the parameters, a confirmation pop up summarizes the changes and allows you to enter a comment. All changes, comments, and who made them, are logged by the CAT application. After the changes have been saved successfully, we give you helpful tips on what to do next so that the changes are propagated.

To make sure that working configurations aren’t lost, you can save your current settings for your regular, the SSL, and the Interservice URLs by hitting “Save Configuration”. The backup file produced that way can easily be imported at a later point of time with “Restore Configuration”.

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