HCL Domino – Directory Assistance – Access to Active Directory via LDAPs – Thoughts about HCL Connections, Domino and Sametime  

By Milan Matejic | 3/4/21 1:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In order to re-configure the existing HCL Domino Directory Assistance document for accessing the user data over encrypted LDAP connection or LDAPs you have to do the following: Create a Domino keyring file for the source Domino server.

Mailrules extended ( 2021 edition )  

By Ulrich Krause | 3/1/21 1:38 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

A few years ago, more precisely in 2008, I already wrote about an extension of the Rules Engine in Notes / Domino. Although the existing programming covers a large part of users’ requirements, it would sometimes be desirable to be able to create more flexible rules.

Notes Client and Temporary Files  

By Intec Systems | 3/1/21 1:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Recently a customer highlighted a strange issue with a client application. After opening a document, she was met with the error …

Domino V12 – The Certificate Manager  

By Martijn de Jong | 2/28/21 4:49 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

HCL Domino V12 is in beta, and we currently have beta 2 to work with. One of the interesting new features of Domino V12 is the Certificate Manager task (certmgr). I’ve been playing around with this task and in this post I’ll tell about my experiences.

Installing Domino 11.0.1 FP2 on iSeries  

By Rainer Brandl | 2/23/21 5:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In the weekend I had to migrate a Domino environment from 9.0.1.x to the latest release. What I could see during the migration:Backup the NOTES.INI before you run the "UPDDOMSVR" command (!)Maybe it was in this environment but after running the UPDDOMSVR the NOTES.INI only contained 3 lines and all the other informations have been gone. Therefore we had to restore the NOTES.INI from the backup we took before

Addressing ill informed opinions of HCL Domino  

By Cormac McCarthy | 2/22/21 4:12 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Something that has been discussed with HCL Ambassadors, HCL and within Domino People on an ongoing basis is ill informed opinions of HCL Domino. Get the name right for a start.

It's 21 and we are on to 12 #dominoforever   

By Oliver Busse | 2/18/21 3:02 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I love using click-bait-ish titles, right? This one addresses the year we're now in and "12" of course is referencing the version of HCL Notes and Domino which is currently under heavy beta testing around the globe. HCL just released the second iteration of it to the public. If you are not registered to the beta forum to give feedback then you should do so asap - it can only get better with your contributions.

Fake News About Notes and Domino – This is the Real News  

By NCUG | 2/17/21 4:31 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

In the past week news stories have spread around the tech world stating that while HCL took over Notes and Domino from IBM, “not much has been happening with the platform.” This is fake news! People, meet Notes/Domino V12 Beta 2.

Virtual, Faster, Better! How to deploy HCL Notes 11.0.1 FP1 for Citrix/VDI  

By Prominic.NET | 2/9/21 2:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Deploying Notes on virtual desktops (or VDI) is a great way to achieve a smoother performance and a better user and admin experience for older versions of the software. During the Collabsphere 2020 conference Chris Adler from Panagenda presented how to deploy the latest version of HCL Notes 11.0.1 FP1 for Citrix/VDI.

Happy Valentine - or not? #dominoforever  

By Oliver Busse | 2/9/21 2:14 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Ok, this has nothing to do with Feb 14 aka Valentine's Day. I chose this title as my Let's Encrypt certificate for this page was going to expire on exact that date. I recently saw it and just now retweeted the Tweet of Detlev's blog post regarding the updated Let's Encrypt certificates that you have to add to your cacerts on Domino to keep the great LE4D app running without errors. If you use LE on your Domino server utilizing LE4D then YOU MUST act now - before it's too late (maybe on Valentine's Day...)

A Simpler Load-Balancing Setup With HAProxy  

By Jesse Gallagher | 2/8/21 2:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

...where by "simpler" I mean relative to the setup I detailed six years ago. For a good long time now, I've had a reverse-proxy + load balancer setup that uses nginx for the main front end and HAProxy as an intermediary to do the actual load balancing. The reason I set it up this way was that I was constrained by two limitations: nginx's built-in load balancing didn't do sticky sessions like I needed, which would break server-side-state frameworks like XPages HAProxy didn't do HTTPS In the intervening half-decade, things have improved. I haven't checked on nginx's load balancing, but HAProxy sprouted splendid HTTPS capabilities. So, for the new servers I've been setting up, I decided to take a swing at it with HAProxy alone.

"Subjective Alternative Name" is missing from Certificate   

By Cormac McCarthy | 2/5/21 1:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Firstly, it would be remiss to not state the obvious here:- in Domino 12 there is a complete overhaul of how you initiate certs and cert requests within Domino. With the new CertMgr you can “magically” get a cert with LetsEncrypt. If you haven’t tried the beta of Domino 12 please do. It is magic. Or if not a magic cert with Let’s Encrypt, a completely overhauled GUI if you want to be able to create certs with another third party CA (or even internal CA), or if you “just” want a wildcard cert. However until Domino 12 comes out in production, I’m generally still using OpenSSL.

Notes / Domino is forever  

By Kenio Carvalho | 2/4/21 5:50 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Yesterday it seemed like it would be an ordinary working day but a client called me informing about the expiration of a certifier. It would be normal to resolve the problem with the re-certification procedures but it was a special certificate.

Notes Tips #20: Repeat Meetings Randomly  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 2/4/21 3:33 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

We’ve all been there: You want to create a repeating meeting, but realise that one of the dates within the repeating interval collides with another meeting. Notes and Domino is the only system that can deal elegantly with this. Read on to learn how!

LE4D - Let’s Encrypt 4 Domino - Network Error - Changed LE Roots  

By Detlev Poettgen | 2/4/21 2:51 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Let's Encrypt changed its own server SSL certificates used to communicate with their API endpoints in December 2020. Production - API Endpoint: https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory Staging - API Endpoint: https://acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory This may result in Let's Encrypt 4 Domino (LE4D) no longer being able to communicate with the API during agent execution for certificate updates. The reason for it is, that the Let's Encrypt root / intermediate certificate are no longer trusted.