Tuesday, 26 November 2013

IBM Notes and Microsoft NTLM Authentication

This is from one of my friends / customers, James, who's a keen Notes/Citrix guru: -

"W3ContextNtlmMode=1" in NOTES.INI works a treat! With the Notes client now able to talk NTLM, we can now have the Notes application in question in-line rendering images from a remote Microsoft IIS server (which stores customer signatures captured on a pad)!

James also pointed out out that there's a useful IBM Technote that outlines some of the challenges with Notes and NTLM, including: -

<snip>
The main point is that Microsoft proxies that use NTLM (Windows domain authentication / Microsoft security's protocol) is not supported. The protocol is a proprietary protocol (much like NRPC) that Microsoft uses in its suite of products (IE, Outlook, Windows login).
</snip>

and: -

<snip>
The only workaround for this is to disable NTLM authentication.
</snip>

IBM Business Process Manager - 8.0.1 - Fixpack 2

I've been maxed out with IBM BPM 7.5.1.1 recently, but did note that Fixpack 2 ( aka 8.0.1.2 ) has been released for IBM BPM 8.0.1.

Here's some more detail about the upgrade and the process: -





Something for the weekend …...

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Applying an iFix to IBM BPM 7.5.1.1 using the Command Line

Following on from this post: -


I've just gone through the process to install the iFix - JR46822 - to one of our IBM BPM Standard 7.5.1.1 Process Center environments.

This is what I did: -

Stop Clusters, Node Agents and Deployment Manager

List What's Installed

/opt/IBM/WAS/wasadmin1/app/InstallationManager/im/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages

 returns: -

com.ibm.cic.agent_1.6.2000.20130301_2248
com.ibm.websphere.ND.v70_7.0.25.20120831_0427
com.ibm.websphere.XML.v10_1.0.13.20120814_1806
com.ibm.ws.WBPMSTD_7.5.1001.20120915_1227
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR42774_0.0.0.20121016_1300
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR43774_0.0.0.20121113_1959
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44032_0.0.0.20130308_1342
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44086_0.0.0.20121206_2324
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44199_0.0.0.20130104_2055
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44357_0.0.0.20130719_1130
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44397_0.0.0.20121106_1740
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44413_0.0.0.20121217_1639
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44428_0.0.0.20121024_1447
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44463_0.0.0.20121221_1452
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44474_0.0.0.20121203_2247
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44503_0.0.0.20121026_1403
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44606_0.0.0.20121108_1605
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44617_0.0.0.20121101_1346
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44690_0.0.0.20121108_1616
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44729_0.0.0.20121116_1736
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45124_0.0.0.20130121_1508
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45222_0.0.0.20130123_0131
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45344_0.0.0.20130116_2314
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45523_0.0.0.20130128_1539
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45532_0.0.0.20130126_0434
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45553_0.0.0.20130131_1507
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45755_0.0.0.20130304_1154
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45931_0.0.0.20130523_1037
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPC42774_0.0.0.20121126_1259
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD42774_0.0.0.20121126_1517
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD44032_0.0.0.20130308_1349
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD44357_0.0.0.20130104_1533
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD44413_0.0.0.20130719_1420
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD45755_0.0.0.20130220_1405


List Available Fix(es)

$ /opt/IBM/WAS/wasadmin1/app/InstallationManager/im/eclipse/tools/imcl listAvailableFixes com.ibm.ws.WBPMSTD_7.5.1001.20120915_1227 -repositories /tmp/7.5.1.1\-WS\-BPM\-IFJR46822

returns: -

7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR46822_0.0.0.20130704_1033

Install the iFix

$ /opt/IBM/WAS/wasadmin1/app/InstallationManager/im/eclipse/tools/imcl install 7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR46822_0.0.0.20130704_1033 -repositories /tmp/7.5.1.1\-WS\-BPM\-IFJR46822 -installationDirectory /opt/IBM/WAS/wasadmin1/app/WebSphere

returns: -

Installed 7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR46822_0.0.0.20130704_1033 to the /opt/IBM/WAS/wasadmin1/app/WebSphere directory.

List What's Installed NOW

/opt/IBM/WAS/wasadmin1/app/InstallationManager/im/eclipse/tools/imcl listInstalledPackages

returns: -

com.ibm.cic.agent_1.6.2000.20130301_2248
com.ibm.websphere.ND.v70_7.0.25.20120831_0427
com.ibm.websphere.XML.v10_1.0.13.20120814_1806
com.ibm.ws.WBPMSTD_7.5.1001.20120915_1227
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR42774_0.0.0.20121016_1300
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR43774_0.0.0.20121113_1959
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44032_0.0.0.20130308_1342
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44086_0.0.0.20121206_2324
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44199_0.0.0.20130104_2055
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44357_0.0.0.20130719_1130
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44397_0.0.0.20121106_1740
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44413_0.0.0.20121217_1639
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44428_0.0.0.20121024_1447
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44463_0.0.0.20121221_1452
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44474_0.0.0.20121203_2247
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44503_0.0.0.20121026_1403
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44606_0.0.0.20121108_1605
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44617_0.0.0.20121101_1346
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44690_0.0.0.20121108_1616
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR44729_0.0.0.20121116_1736
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45124_0.0.0.20130121_1508
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45222_0.0.0.20130123_0131
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45344_0.0.0.20130116_2314
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45523_0.0.0.20130128_1539
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45532_0.0.0.20130126_0434
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45553_0.0.0.20130131_1507
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45755_0.0.0.20130304_1154
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR45931_0.0.0.20130523_1037
7.5.1.1-WS-BPM-IFJR46822_0.0.0.20130704_1033
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPC42774_0.0.0.20121126_1259
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD42774_0.0.0.20121126_1517
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD44032_0.0.0.20130308_1349
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD44357_0.0.0.20130104_1533
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD44413_0.0.0.20130719_1420
7.5.1.1-WS-BPMPC-IFPD45755_0.0.0.20130220_1405
 
Start Clusters, Node Agents and Deployment Manager

Job done :-)

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sametime Unified Telephony - Broken, Now Fixed

Having recently upgraded to IBM Notes 9.0.1 and embedded IBM Sametime 9.0, I was somewhat annoyed to find that I was unable to use the Sametime Computer Phone to make calls any longer.

This is, of course, on a  MacBook Pro, running OS X Mountain Lion.

This had previously worked using Notes 9.0.0 and Sametime 8.5.2.

I kept seeing "Unable to call Dave Hay because the phone number is missing or invalid.".

Thanks to an internal IBM blogger, I found the solution.

I needed to add: -

com.ibm.collaboration.realtime/enableTelephonyStatus=true

to /Applications/IBM Notes.app/Contents/MacOS/rcp/plugin_customization.ini before restarting Notes.

Now I can make calls via the Sametime Computer Phone without problems, including internal numbers, IBM mobile extensions, and UK mobile and landline numbers.




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