Wednesday, 5 January 2011

CAT - Lotus Connections Administration Toolkit

This was posted to the Greenhouse Catalog a few weeks back.

Administering Lotus Connections requires editing XML files and sending commands in a case sensitive scripting language using “wsadmin” - the command line interface of the WebSphere Application Server.

Lotus Connections is deployed on WebSphere application server. Many Lotus Connections administrators have a background of administrating Lotus Domino using the Domino Administrator and are not used to the command line interface of the WebSphere Application Server. Domino Administrators might therefore avoid using wsadmin as much as possible.

Executing a single administrative task in Lotus Connections with wsadmin typically requires the following steps: 1. open remote console to Connections Server, 2. open DOS-BOX, 3. launch wsadmin, 4. identify and load relevant Jython scripts separately, 5. store temporary data, 6. check out XML file, 7. edit temporary data in XML file and 8. finally check in XML file.

Sample tasks that challenge even an experienced Lotus Connections administrator include:

  • Assigning community ownership from a user that left the company to another user
  • Reassign content and rights to a user after a name change
  • Recover accidentally deleted activities
  • Assigning the rights of one user to another user
  • Assigning the rights of one user to another user

All of the above and thousands more administrative tasks can be completed using CAT with an intuitive user interface. Administrative tasks that require several consecutive steps are carried out at once.

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