Restoring deleted folders in a Notes database  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/25/20 11:04 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Feature Request: Trash for Folders. In many customer environments, restoring deleted folders is number one reason for restoring databases. For documents you already have soft-deletions and the trash (default 48 hours which can be increased). And you can restore the document to the original folder.

Integrating Sametime 11 with iNotes and Verse on Premises  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 1/24/20 2:53 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I struggled a bit in setting up integration of Sametime 11 with Domino web mail, both iNotes and VoP, but eventually with the help from the great Trevor Tallackson of HCL Sametime Support I succeeded.

DAOS – JAR files in Java agents  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/24/20 12:50 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

If DAOS is activated on a database, in addition to the attachments from data documents, the jar files contained in a Java agent are also transferred to the DAOS repository if they exceed the set size. I have been able to reproduce the problem with Domino V11. I started with a freshly installed server, activated DAOS on the server.

Bringing a Notes Database Back Online  

By Chris Whisonant | 1/23/20 11:08 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Often as an Admin we run into an error such as “database is being taken offline and cannot be opened“. This can be a pain to recover from sometimes, but with a few lines of code you may be able to recover without any server downtime. However, I have even seen times where this might not succeed.

SELinux Support for Domino  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/22/20 8:34 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

There is a AHA idea to have Domino support SELinux. My impression was that SELinux is already supported with current Domino releases. I asked HCL and it turned out that SELinux is not tested, thus it is currently not supported. It would be extra test effort for every distibution and version to run with SELinux.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 7  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/22/20 2:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

When you use Directory Sync, you can register Active Directory users in Domino to create mail files and Notes IDs for them. To register Active Directory users in Domino, open the Admin client and navigate to “People & Groups -> People“. Select the name of an Active Directory user to register. Right-click and select Register Selected Person.

DQL: What Is It Good For?  

By Paul Withers | 1/22/20 12:55 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

DQL has been at the forefront of my radar since Domino V10 over a year ago. If I remember correctly, documentation wasn’t immediately available in Domino Designer’s Help, but was soon published online. It’s been at the heart of sessions and advances ever since.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 6  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/21/20 7:23 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

In this part of the tutorial, we want to look at what happens when DirSync synchronizes objects from Active Directory. Let’s first take a look into the Directory Assistance document for the AD domain to find the BaseDN. Using LDAPAdmin, we can now navigate to CN=Sync under the root entry DC=ad,DC=fritz,DC=box.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 5  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/20/20 6:53 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

To monitor DirSync output, you can use the server console or the server log.nsf. This in general lets you identify possible errors during DirSync processing. If you need a more verbose output, or you want to dig deeper into DirSync functionallity, use the following notes.ini variable to create some kind of trace mode.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 4  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/20/20 5:56 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

In this part of the tutorial about Domino V11 Directory Synchronization, we want to take a closer look at the actions that can be performed on DirSync configuration documents. To enable a DirSync configuration, select it in the view and click the Enable button. You will be presented a dialog box where you can select from 2 options.

And They Say Whining and Complaining Doesn’t Help  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 1/19/20 11:48 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

On Friday HCL announced what languages will be supported with V11. And it seems that certain Nordic languages are on the table after all! There will be no Norwegian, Finnish, Danish or Icelandic versions of V10. Notes V11 will come in a Norwegian version! On Friday the following languages were announced for the first quarter of 2020.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 3  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/19/20 11:32 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

fter you have created a Directory Assistance document in part 2 of this tutorial, that is enabled for Directory Sync, create a Directory Sync Configuration document in the Domino® directory. You use this document to select Directory Sync configuration options and then to enable Directory Sync.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 2  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/19/20 4:27 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

In part 1 we covered the basic concept od DirSync. In this part, I will explain, how to setup and configure directory assistance. The first step to configure DirSync is creating a DirSync-enabled directory assistance document in the directory assistance database.

HCL Domino V11 – Directory Synchronzation – Part 1  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/19/20 4:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

When the Domino® server is installed in a Microsoft Windows domain, as an administrator, you typically need to maintain two separate directories for the same set of people and groups. Maintaining user and group information involves adding entries to both directories, deleting entries, ensuring that passwords are the same.

Important Languages Support Update: Domino, Notes, VOP, and Volt   

By HCL Digital | 1/17/20 12:34 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Happy New Year! We learned in 2019 that adding languages support turned out to be a lot tougher than anyone had expected. We plan to streamline processes in 2020 and deliver more languages. We deeply appreciate your patience. As promised, here’s the update with our progress on language support in Domino, Notes and Sametime for v10 and v11.

C3UG Video: DQL for Domino V11 and Forward with John Curtis  

By C3UG | 1/15/20 3:00 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

John Curtis of HCL joined C3UG to share his presentation on Domino Query Language (DQL) that he originally presented at Collabsphere 2019. With the release of Domino V11 the presentation has seen some updates. John gives some quick demos of the new features and capabilities of DQL, and also talks about the future goodies HCL is working on for future releases of Domino. Due to the length of the presentation we have split it into 3 parts.

That’s What Reply with Internet Style History is Used For  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 1/14/20 4:38 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I sometimes get asked what the hell “Reply with Internet-Style History” means in the Notes client. It used to be to give you the chance to quote correctly. But today I used it to solve a problem where a mailing list rejected all my emails

HCL Domino V11 - Authenticating web users against the Notes ID passwords in the ID vault  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 1/14/20 3:42 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Starting with Domino V11, you can configure Domino to use an ID vault password to authenticate web users accessing the server. If enabled uses the Domino server to authenticate users to HCL Verse, HCL iNotes with their Notes ID and passwords stored in IDVault. With this feature, users only can to remember their password in the file ID.

Domino 11 support for RHEL and CentOS 8.x  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/13/20 12:27 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

The Domino 11 system requirements technote has been updated and does now include RHEL 8.x and CentOS 8.x -- SLES 15.x is still not on the supported list. So within a major release, all the minor releases are supported. RHEL 8.1 is already available and for CentOS we are waiting for the update.

Domino V11 TLS Cipher Configuration  

By Ted Hardenburgh | 1/10/20 2:34 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

More on HCL Domino V11 - this time on the updated (finally!) configuration of TLS ciphers for your internet protocols! I know - you couldn't wait for this exciting new feature as you really enjoy maintaining notes.ini parameters! This means the the ol’ SSLCipherSpec isn't needed any longer as we can use the Internet Site doc.

Domino 11.0.0 on Linux Command or option is ambiguous  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/8/20 9:15 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

We ran into this during an update and I thought this was just me. But I got a mail from a partner today with the same issue. I would really recommend installing Domino 11 into a new binary directory and switch the path to the new default /opt/hcl/domino. But in case you cannot do that, you might run into an issue, because of you locale.

Domino V11 Compact Options  

By Rainer Brandl | 1/8/20 6:22 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Today I saw a program document from a customer environment with different compact options and to be honest >> I haven’t seen some of them for a while ( -W, -X, -x ). Those options are not mentioned in the official documentation ( https://bit.ly/39LzSC1 ) but you can get a complete list of the options.

Domino V11 New Web Authentication Options  

By Ted Hardenburgh | 1/8/20 2:06 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I have upgraded my lab server to Domino V11 and have started checking some of the new features out. First up, the new option to authenticate web users with their Notes ID passwords from the ID Vault. This is a really nice feature that is working as designed. This basicall allows you to not use the Internet password field.

Domino 11's Java Switch Fallout  

By Jesse Gallagher | 1/8/20 1:36 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

In Notes and Domino 11, HCL switched from using IBM's J9 Java distribution to using the OpenJ9 variant of AdoptOpenJDK. This is a lateral move technically - it's still Java 8 - and it's one presumably made in the short term to avoid licensing costs from IBM and in the long term to align better with AdoptOpenJDK.

Notes 11 – Splash Screen Redesign  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/7/20 6:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

With version 11 of HCL Notes & Domino we also got a new splash screen. To be honest, I think the new screen is butt ugly. The gradient isn’t a proper gradient, and the logos are low quality. Here is a redesigned splash screen. I have used Krita do create the gradient. In fact there are two gradient on 2 layers.

What's new in the final release - Domino server V11  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 1/6/20 4:14 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I continue with the previous article about news in final release, where I summarized news in Notes client and iNotes V11. However, most features require a Domino V11 server. Here is a summary of news for the Domino server.

Docker Project Update - Domino 11 & Traveler 11 Support  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/6/20 2:06 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

During the Domino 11 beta we already updated the Domino and also the Traveler versions in the "develop" branch. We used it for our own testing and it was also documented for the beta community. There was a special build option for the beta.

Domino Start Script Update V 3.3.0  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/3/20 12:58 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The new version of the Domino Start Script is available. Basically there are 3 new features/changes Updated AIX support including supporting the install script. Updated Container support which is needed for other container implementations. In Version 3.2.2 only Docker was properly detected. I have been using this feature already for the Domino on Docker script and it is now included in 3.3.0. A bigger back-end change is the way the server console works.

Domino 11.0 does not support java.pol  

By Per Henrik Lausten | 1/2/20 10:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

When running Java and XPages on Domino it is sometimes required to loosen up the Java security restrictions by editing the jvm/lib/security/java.policy file or by adding a java.pol file with the required changes.

Domino Server: disable TLS 1.0 and customize Cipher Suites  

By Manfred Dillmann | 1/1/20 3:58 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

In the middle of December I renewed the SSL certificate of one of my Domino servers (mobil.madicon.de) and subsequently started the obligatory SSL server test of Qualys SSL Labs. The rating of "A+" was OK, but the reference (marked with the red arrow in the screenshot) to the downgrade to "Grade B" from January 2020 was reported. Cause: my Domino server still supported TLS 1.0!