Adding a self-signed ssl certificate to the Java truststore

After installing you may find that FileJockey still fails to connect to the Connections API and the following error appears in the FileJockey log: "PKIX path building failed: java.security.cert.CertPathBuilderException: unable to find valid certification path to requested target". This happens because FileJockey in unable to recognize the ssl certificate of the Connections server, this can happen when the server uses a self-signed certificate or the signer of the certificate is unknown by the Java virtual machine. To make it work the certificate should be added to the Java truststore using the procedure below.   The first step is to get a copy of the certificate public key, the easiest way to get access is to open the connections website in Firefox. Next click the lock icon in the address bar, a popup will appear with the site address with an > to the right. Click the > and then the "More Information" button at the bottom. In the following Dialog select the Security tab and click the "View Certificate" button. In the next Dialog go to the Details tab and click the export button. Export the public key of the certificate to disk. Copy the exported .pem file to your WebSphere server to be imported in the truststore. Open a Command Prompt on the WebSphere server and navigate to the jvm installation in the WebSphere installation directory. You need to go into the lib\security folders within this folder. %WEBSPHERE_ROOT%\AppServer\java\jre\lib\security Use the following command to add the certificate to the trust store: ../../bin/keytool -importcert -keystore cacerts -storetype jks -file <path to your .pem datafile> -alias <any unique name> You'll be asked for a store password. The default password for the store is "changeit" The application server [...]

Archive Lotus Notes applications to IBM Connections with File Jockey

In IBM Notes/ Domino environment decommission projects clients have different options what to do with the Notes databases. Some will be deleted. Other databases still in use will be migrated to a new system (Notes content and functionality). There is always a group of Notes databases that are no longer actively used, but the content cannot be deleted. For these databases, the content can be archived to SharePoint, to disk or to IBM Connections in a cost effective way. The archive operation to SharePoint or disk is explained in this blog. This blog is about archiving to IBM Connections for which we need File Jockey. In the archive approach, the Notes functionality will no longer be available. The bottom line result of archiving a Notes databases are: the Notes database content (text, images, attachments, embedded objects, document and response structure) is available in IBM Connections the archived content looks the same in SharePoint as it was in Notes the archived content may not be edited Lets archive a Notes document library. This approach will work for any Notes / Domino application design. Subject to this archive demo is a typical Notes document library database with a Notes document response structure, with attachments, text and images. For this job we use an archive tool from our partner IONET. Let's manually add this particular Notes database. It's also possible to add many databases in one go. In the image below I have configured what to export. I want to export Notes documents created with 3 Notes forms (main topic, response and responsetoresponse). Let's do the export to PDF and render the PDF will result in a PDF document looking the same as the Notes document. There are [...]

Detail comparison of the IBM Desktop Plugin and File Jockey

The IBM Desktop Plugin is a program to be installed on a Windows computer and it gives access to the Files in IBM Connections (cloud). File Jockey is a program to be installed on a server (for example WebSphere running IBM Connections) and it gives access to the Files in IBM Connections (cloud) via a network drive. Both programs intend to do the same, though are completely differed in their approach. In this post we will compare the two solutions. We at File Jockey will do our best to make this comparison as objective as possible. In the details below we are explaining the differences between the two solutions. All the items not mentioned are equal between the two solutions, so both solutions allows to edit for example Word files, only in a different way.   File Jockey advantages that IBM Desktop plugin does not offer No software installation, works out of the box in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 7 needs some windows fixes. Only solution for Citrix environments because Windows program installations are not allowed in Citrix environments. 100% integration with Windows because the network drive is 100% Windows functionality. For example in XLS create links between xls files stored in Connections via File Jockey network drive. So take a File Jockey xls file field value and press copy. in other xls file on File Jockey press paste special and paste as link. You will see that the copied cell value is retrieved from the source xls file via the network drive. This is just an example of 100% Windows integration supported by network drives. Support for preview pane in file explorer Shows all communities the user has access to When you [...]

Migrating and synchronizing files between SharePoint and IBM Connections with File Jockey

Recently I had two clients who are using File Jockey to copy files between SharePoint and Connections. Its great to see how people fix their challenges with File Jockey. This blog explains how to carry out this task and how File Jockey is a part in the process. In SharePoint files are stored in Libraries in most occasions. When the files are stored in Lists the files are not so important compared with the List columns. So we focus on SharePoint Libraries in this post. In a SharePoint Library the files can be stored in the default way or the files are stored in SharePoint document sets. The trick is to open the Library in the internet explorer because then you will have this option under Library settings available (it is greyed out in all other browsers). When you press it it will open the library as a network drive in your Windows file explorer. The next trick is to create a network drive, so copy the SharePoint URL as illustrated below The create a new network drive No need to enter credentials in my case, I guess its already cached somewhere in Windows. And a new network drive is created.   The SharePoint library will display the same files obvious. The same approach will also work if the SharePoint library is using document sets which contains folders and files. Now we have one network drive that displays the files in a SharePoint library.   What about IBM Connections? Default the client can install the IBM Desktop plugin. The issue with the desktop plugin is that it does not allow you to copy to or from a while community. For example, if I would like [...]

Community Folder support for IBM Connections Cloud and Greenhouse

We have updated the File Jockey software on our cloud server. Now users have access to the Community Folders in IBM Connections Cloud and Greenhouse. In the image below you can see on the right a folder in a IBM Connections Cloud community. On the left this folder content is displayed in the File Jockey network drive (click on the image to zoom in). Features are. Community folders and sub folders are supported Create new folders Rename folders Delete folders (and the files in the folders are also deleted) Work with the files in the Community folders like ordinary files All communities you have access to are automatic displayed in the File Jockey network drive Please check out this post how to use File Jockey for IBM Connections Cloud or IBM Greenhouse. Or download a trial version of File Jockey. Thanks marten@lialis.com  

A&W food using File Jockey to sync IBM Connections files to Goodreader

A&W Food is using Lialis File Jockey to sync the files stored in IBM Connections to the Goodreader app on the iPad. Brytek Systems (brytek.ca) is a partner of Lialis and responsible for the implementation of File Jockey at A&W Food. Here the link to the presentation of this project help by Brytek at IBM Connect 2016.

File Jockey support for Docova

DOCOVA is an enterprise class document management system for SMB, Midmarket and departments of large companies. File Jockey now supports DOCOVA allowing the DOCOVA users to sync all files in DOCOVA to mobile devices. In addition File Jockey allows the DOCOVA Windows end users to create network drives that displays the files stored in DOCOVA. With this network drive the users can now work with DOCOVA files like they were stored on an ordinary network drive. File Jockey for DOCOVA can not be downloaded form this website. Please go to this page and leave your contact details if you are a DOCOVA user waiting to test drive File Jockey for DOCOVA. We hope you enjoy these exciting developments! Your friends at File Jockey.