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IBM Traveler 9.0.1.20 available

 16 November 2017 09:18:37
Today IBM released a new Traveler version called 9.0.1.20 (Build: 9.0.1.20 201711091501_20).

Image:IBM Traveler 9.0.1.20 available

9.0.1.20 brings this new changes:
 
 
  • Support for invitee availability search from Calendar on Exchange ActiveSync clients.

Fixlist:

APAR # Abstract
LO93044 Slow sync due to prime sync thread looping over large number of child documents.
LO93067 Better handling of encrypted mail when syncing to mobile device.
LO93070 Traveler cleanup bind command may fail when using MS SQL Server.
LO93084 Better handling of Notes Doc Links when syncing to mobile devices.
LO93196 Traveler "did not respond in time" messages on the console log.
LO93217 Additional HTML to plain text conversion options to improve generated plain text content.
LO93221 Do not include previous attachments on reply mails from MaaS Secure Mail client.
LO93236 Improve crash prevention on Traveler server when processing documents.
LO93238 Phone messages with HTML content may not display correctly on mobile device.
LO93258 Traveler server may be unresponsive due to logging thread deadlock.
LO93319 Support for Domino 9.0.1 FP10.



Note: IBM Traveler 9.0.1.20 does not include a database schema update.

You can download the update as usual on IBM FixCentral.

An IBM Traveler 9.0.1.20 full installation package, which will be available by November 22, 2017, can be used to upgrade any previous Traveler server or to install a new environment.


15. OpenUserGroup-Westfalen Stammtisch am 30.11.17 in Bielefeld

 15 November 2017 15:38:11
Bitte schon einmal Vormerken:

Image:15. OpenUserGroup-Westfalen Stammtisch am 30.11.17 in Bielefeld

Der 15. OpenUserGroup | Westfalen Stammtisch findet am Donnerstag, den 30.11.17 in Bielefeld statt.

Neben dem "networken" und der Diskussion aktueller Themen in gemütlicher Runde bei einem guten Essen und Kaltengetränken wird ein kurzer Impulsvorträge rund um die IBM Collaboration & Social Produktfamilie gehalten.

Start ist um 18:00 mit  einem kurzen Impulsvortrag:

Aktuelle News aus der IBM-Welt:

- IBM & HCL Partnerschaft - Was bedeutet dies für Notes Domino
- Domino 2025 Jam
- Gemeinsame Diskussion  

Weiter Details zum Stammtisch, der Lokation und der Agenda findet ihr hier: OpenUserGroup | Westfalen

Neue Mitglieder sind gerne Willkommen. Bitte einfach bei mir melden oder kurz das Kontaktformular ausfüllen: OpenUserGroup | Westfalen - Kontakt

PS: Wie immer:  Die Veranstaltung selbst ist Kostenfrei - Die verzehrten Speisen und Getränke zahlt jeder Teilnehmer aber selbst.

Einfach mal Danke sagen - IBM Champion Nominations are open

 7 November 2017 14:30:40
Diese Auszeichnung ist ein wichtiges und schönes Danke-Schön der IBM, um verdiente Mitglieder der Community auszuzeichnen.

Wir alle profitieren von Blog Posts, Tweets oder Vorträgen. Hierbei muss man bedenken, dass ein Teil der Blogger und auch mancher Referent auf den diversen Veranstaltungen dies freiwillig (meistens in der Freizeit) tut und ihr Wissen so gerne mit Anderen teilt.

Image:Einfach mal Danke sagen - IBM Champion Nominations are open


Nehmen Sie sich einfach zwei Minuten Zeit und füllen selbst das Nomination-Formular aus, um sich hierdurch einfach bei einem Mitglied der Community für den Tip oder Blogpost, der im Alltag geholfen hat, zu bedanken. Jeder durch Sie Nominierte wird sich darüber riesig freuen.

Also hier geht es zum Nominierungsformular:  IBM Champion Nomination

Details zum IBM Champions Programm können hier gefunden werden: Seven ways to know an IBM Champion


Eine Nominierung ist bis zum 13. November 2017 möglich.

Ich werde jetzt mich selbst noch bei drei - vier Personen auf diese Weise bedanken und diese als IBM Champion nominieren.

An dieser Stelle nochmals:  Vielen, vielen Dank an diejenigen, die mich letztes Jahr nominiert haben!

IBM Announces Investment in Notes Domino Version 10 and Beyond

 25 Oktober 2017 20:26:48
Today Inhi Cho Suh - General Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions - published a blog post with a great news:

Image:IBM Announces Investment in Notes Domino Version 10 and Beyond

IBM Notes Domino v10 is planed for 2018!



To continue innovation in the collaboration space, IBM is investing in its long-term roadmap of the Domino product family – Domino, Notes, Sametime and Verse – in 2018 and beyond. To show IBM’s level of commitment to stakeholders, the company is entering into a strategic partnership with HCL Technologies to begin delivering on the roadmap with the intent to release version 10 of the Domino portfolio next year. The goal of the partnership is to drive future development of the Domino product family, energize the offering, and protect clients’ investments.
As a component of the partnership, IBM and HCL are unveiling the Domino 2025 Jam to gather feedback and suggestions that will shape the future of this portfolio. Activities such as interactive face-to-face workshops in select cities worldwide, virtual events that drive broad participation, and user group events and “pop-up” meetings on-demand will be part of the Domino 2025 program. These community engagements are intended to help increase client and lab advocacy and serve as a way for groups to provide feedback on feature updates and the future direction of the Domino product family.


Read more: here

Technote: IBM Notes and macOS High Sierra 10.13

 28 September 2017 11:44:59
I already received a few questions, if IBM Notes is working on macOS High Sierra (10.13).

IBM published a Technote just in time:

Q1. Does IBM Notes support Apple's macOS High Sierra (aka OS X 10.13)?


IBM plans on supporting OS X High Sierra by October 25th, 30 days after High Sierra General Availability. We are currently testing and working on one known install issue covered under the Known Issues section of this document.

In the meantime, customers running IBM Notes 9.0.1 64-bit Interim Fix 11 can open PMRs to report any issues. IBM recommends applying the latest Fix Pack and Interim Fix available to benefit from the latest features and enhancements.

Q2. Are there any install issues specific to APFS?


Yes, there is an issue with install listed below that can occur on APFS file systems. Macs with SSD drives will be converted to APFS upon upgrading to OS X High Sierra; there is no option to prevent this.

If Notes 9.0.1 64-bit is installed before the upgrade, things will be fine.
However, the first attempt to install Notes on a clean machine with APFS after upgrading to macOS High Sierra can result in install failure with the below error message. The second install attempt will succeed. So to work around the issue, you must run the installer a second time. (SPR HPXGAR67YY)  
"File /Applications/Notes.app/Contents/MacOS/rcp/rcplauncher not found. Provisioning process failed to launch or was terminated before status could be determined."



http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22008873&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSS5SMW&mynp=OCSSKTWP&mync=R&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSS5SMW-OCSSKTWP-_-R

IBM Technote regarding Traveler 9.0.1.18 Feature Run As User and whats in the box in 9.0.1.19 to solve it

 10 September 2017 11:30:00
This week IBM released a new Technote, which explains the "Run as a User" feature introduced with Traveler 9.0.1.18 in detail.
Some customers reported issues after upgrading to 9.0.1.18 or later. The Technote explains how to solve this issues.

You should read the Technote BEFORE upgrading.


IBM Traveler 9.0.1.18 enabled by default a feature that allows Traveler to "Run as a User" instead of as a server. This feature resolves several long standing issues with accessing the user's data as the server ID, including:

          Preventing event notices and automated responses from being sent “from” the Traveler server ID (they are sent “from” the user ID instead)
          Preventing the server ID from being assigned as the owner of the mail profile when there is no owner defined.
          Honoring access controls on the mail file and corporate lookup for the user.

The last point above may cause sync issues for mobile users. If the access controls are inadvertently set to values that restrict individual users, but do not restrict the Traveler server, then users that could sync when running as the Traveler server ID might not be able to sync when running as their user ID.

Note that the Traveler administrator can disable the Run as User feature by setting the notes.ini value NTS_USER_SESSION=false on all Traveler servers and restarting the servers. This may be a quick way of restoring sync capability to the few affected mobile users with restrictive access control settings.
However, it is not recommended because it is a global setting, so all users will lose the benefits of Run as User when it is disabled.


Please, read the Technote!

Link to IBM Technote: How to resolve synchronization issues that start after upgrading to IBM Traveler 9.0.1.18 (or higher)


The Technote discripes a new feature in Traveler 9.0.1.19, which will help to the solve the issue I posted in an earlier Blog entry: Traveler 9.0.1.18 needs Editor access under Maximum Internet Access ACL settings

Image:IBM Technote regarding Traveler 9.0.1.18 Feature Run As User and whats in the box in 9.0.1.19 to solve it


For Traveler 9.0.1.19, this field is reflected in the 'show user' and 'dump user' output in the ACL section:

Mail File Replicas:
  [CN=Tserver/O=Torg, mail/johndoe.nsf] is reachable.
         ACL for John Doe/Torg:  Access=Manager,No access Capabilities=create,update,read,copy Missing Capabilities=delete
          ACL for Tserver/Torg:  Access=Manager Capabilities=create,update,read,delete,copy Missing Capabilities=none

Also, Traveler 9.0.1.19 counts the number of times it has read an ACL with the “Maximum Internet name and password” field set to each of its values, and prints them in the 'systemdump' output in the Statistics section:

          DCA.ACL_InternetLevel.NTS_ACL_EDITOR = 6
          DCA.ACL_InternetLevel.NTS_ACL_NOACCESS = 1

If set to No Access, and another user sends a new email to this user's Inbox, Traveler fails during prime sync.

Symptom: Console message


Traveler: SEVERE John Doe User ID CN=John Dow/O=Torg on device prime sync failed to connect to mail database mail/johndoe.nsf on server CN=Tserver/O=Torg. Either the user or the IBM Traveler server does not have sufficient rights to access this database. Exception Thrown: com.lotus.sync.caf.auth.NTSAuthException: ESM_AUTH_007

If set to Reader, and another user sends a new email to this user's Inbox, Traveler can sync the received document. If the user tries to send a new email (or a reply to the received email) from the device, that fails writing into the user's mail database.

Symptom: Console message


Traveler: SEVERE John Doe Document(null) Subject of 'Re: Dear John Doe' could not be synchronized from the device to the server mail database as ACL permissions for this user insufficient for this create operation.

Likewise, if another user sends an invitation it is synced to the device. However, if the user tries to send an accept notice from the device, that fails trying to write the accept notice into the user's mail database.

Symptom: Console message


Traveler: SEVERE John Doe Document(null) Subject of 'Tentative: Invitation: Doe reunion (Sat 09/02/2017 08:00AM, Deer Park)' could not be synchronized from the device to the server mail database as ACL permissions for this user insufficient for this create operation.

Recommended fix
: For Traveler 9.0.1.18, the user will have to modify his ACL to change the “Maximum Internet name and password” setting to a value of Editor or above.

Traveler 9.0.1.19 includes an enhancement to the Run as User feature which allows Traveler to run as the Traveler server for just those users that have the “Maximum Internet name and password” ACL field set to a value lower than Editor, in order to allow those users to sync without access errors. Thus Traveler will override the Run as User feature on a per-user basis, based solely on the “Maximum Internet name and password” setting for each user. This enhancement is enabled by a new notes.ini setting, NTS_USER_SESSION_OVERRIDE_INTERNET=true, and it is set to true by default.

Symptom: NTSActivity log entry (if the user session is being overridden):


[09/05 11:27:13.287] FINEST PS-7fc9e44e0700 Tom User1 DispatchThreadData.getNotesSessionUser#849 Overriding user session due to ACL settings


If the Run as User function is being overridden for a user, that user will lose the benefits of the Run as User function. To restore those benefits, the user will have to modify his ACL to change the “Maximum Internet name and password” setting to a value of Editor or above.

Traveler caches the user's ACL in memory, for performance reasons. If the user updates the ACL setting, the cache entry should be cleared for that user to ensure the new setting will be recognized by Traveler. The Traveler administrator can clear the user cache entry for a user by issuing Traveler command:

tell traveler clearcache user


The next time the user syncs, the cache entry will be refreshed using the ACL settings at that moment.



As already mentioned in my older post I created a small database QuickFix for Traveler , which will query the mail databases of all Traveler users and shows some consolidated database properties (Size, Quota, Template, ACL, Owner, Soft Deletions, Max. Internet Access, #Documents).
From there you can select the databases with Max. Internet access lower then Editor and it will fix it for you.

If you want to use this database, too - just drop me an Email or leave a comment with your mail address. I will send you the QuickFix for Traveler app.

IBM Traveler 9.0.1.19 available

 6 September 2017 20:37:33
Today IBM released a new Traveler version called 9.0.1.19 (Build: 9.0.1.19 201708291200_20).

Image:IBM Traveler 9.0.1.19 available

9.0.1.19 brings this new changes:
 
 
  • Support for MS SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition.
  • Updated APNS Certificates with expiration 8/1/2018.
  • Improvements for the Run as User Feature.

Fixlist:
APAR # Abstract
LO92524 Sync performance impacted if syncing a large repeating calendar event.
LO92525 Reply notice sent from an FYI recipient for a calendar event when processed on a mobile device.
LO92557 Cancelled event may appear ghosted after the cancel on the iOS Native Calendar application.
LO92638 Add invitee from native iOS Calendar application and the recipient may be added twice to the meeting.
LO92645 Error reading some policy documents when Run as User feature is enabled.
LO92713 User unable to sync when sync request is internally routed from an older server to a 9.0.1.18 or later server.
LO92728 DB Connection exception during migration from Derby to an Enterprise database.
LO92783 Android user incorrectly denied access if specific set of administration settings are enabled.
LO92829 Handle comma character in display name for mail sent from an Outlook client.
LO92881 High CPU may be seen on the database server for one particular SQL query.
LO92897 Update APNS Certificates, new expiration is 8/1/2018.







Note: IBM Traveler 9.0.1.19 does not include a database schema update.

You can download the update as usual on IBM FixCentral.

An IBM Traveler 9.0.1.19 full installation package, which will be available by September 18, 2017, can be used to upgrade any previous Traveler server or to install a new environment.


Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino - Just Do SSL

 23 August 2017 16:16:43
To enable HTTPS on your website, you need to get a certificate from a public Certificate Authority (CA). Let’s Encrypt is such a CA, which offers free trusted certificates. The only limit is that the certificates expire after 90 days. But you can renew them as often as you like.

There are several clients around to retrieve a certificate from Let’s Encrypt. But none of them offer a consistent way to automate the process, when using Domino as your HTTP-Server. Either the client tool is only available for Linux, or you have to install additional Perl/Python interpreter on your Domino server machine to run scripts. And then there is the Domino properitary keystore format :-(

We at midpoints were looking for a solution to get Let’s Encrypt certificates working together with Domino as close and automated as possible.
So we started the midpoints Let’s Encrypt 4 Domino project for internal use.

Let’s Encrypt for Domino == Let’s Encrypt 4 Domino == LE4D (spoken as lead)


After we got it working, we decided to make the tool available for free, because the Let's Encrypt certs are for free and so midpoints LE4D should be free, too. SSL is important and you should use it.

Yes, you can get  it for free!

Image:Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino - Just Do SSL

What midpoints LE4D will do in detail?

The short answer - A lot!

In more details:

- Creates a Let's Encrypt User and Domain Keys
- Creates and puts Let's Encrypt Challenge on your server
- Creates and sends the Signing Request CSR to Let's Encrypt
- Downloads the certificate
- Downloads the Key Chain
- Generates the Domino Key Ring files using the IBM KYRTOOL
- Merges the certificates and chain into the Key Ring
- Backups the generated certificates
- Restarts the HTTP Task
- Periodic Renewal of certificates, when needed

All you will need is our midpoints LE4D template.
Create a new application from the template, create a configuration for your domain and start an agent ( the agent can later be started on a scheduled basis using a program document to renew the certificates).


Interested? Then get your copy of midpoints LE4D today for FREE.

https://www.midpoints.de/LE4D


Ulrich Krause aka eknori and myself digged into the Let's Encrypt API to make LE4D possible. Thank you Ulrich that we together got it working!

And we would like to thank Let's Encrypt and the Let's Encrypt community to provide their great Let's Encrypt Cert service.

Old IBM Apple APNS Push Certificate of Traveler 9.0.1.15 used for Verse expired on 12.08.17

 11 August 2017 12:35:52

If you are still running IBM Traveler version 9.0.1.15, have in mind that the Apple IBM Push Notification Certificates for IBM Verse and ToDo for iOS will expire tomorrow (12th Aug. 2017).

You will may see error messages like this on the console after 12th Aug. 2017:

06.02.2017 11:59:08   Traveler: SEVERE  *system Couldn't send message after 3 retries, Message(Id=692311; Token=8C720F7F9B96D30C184445840EF0D0D925BC8C269618C7523E0B98EE9B61A03E; Payload={"aps":{"badge":14,"content-available":1,"alert":"E-Mail von test.de","sound":"v)"},"LGUID":"2068982","FLAGS":"1001","account":"1"}) Exception Thrown: javax.net.ssl.SSLException: Received fatal alert: internal_error


To solve it you will have two options:

1. Option: Move on to Traveler 9.0.1.18  (Recommended)


2. Option: Stay on 9.0.1.15 (for what ever reason) and only change the P12 certificate files.

You can replace your existing certs and use this three files, which I copied from my Traveler 9.0.1.18 server. The certs are valid until 8th March 2018.

PushAPNSAppleVerseProduction_validto_20180308.zip

Extract the zip-file and copy the three P12-files to your Traveler server: notes_data/traveler/cfg  and restart your Traveler server


You can check, if the Push Notifications are working and how long the certs are valid by executing this command:

tell traveler push cmstatus


It should look like this:

> tell traveler push cmstatus

...
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:25   Traveler: No connection for MaaS360 Production to gateway.push.apple.com on port 2195 because it is disabled via NTS_PUSH_ENABLE_APNS_MAAS360_PRODUCTION
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:25   Traveler: No connection for Third Party Development to gateway.push.apple.com on port 2195 because it is disabled via NTS_PUSH_ENABLE_APNS_THIRD_PARTY_DEVELOPMENT
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:25   Traveler: No connection for Third Party Production to gateway.push.apple.com on port 2195 because it is disabled via NTS_PUSH_ENABLE_APNS_THIRD_PARTY_PRODUCTION
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:25   Traveler: -- Certificate Validity Dates (Fri Aug 11 12:31:24 CEST 2017) --
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:25   Traveler: D:\Progs\domino\data\traveler\cfg\PushAPNSAppleToDoProduction.p12 is valid from Mon Feb 06 20:34:55 CET 2017 to Thu Mar 08 20:34:55 CET 2018.
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:25   Traveler: D:\Progs\domino\data\traveler\cfg\PushAPNSAppleVerseCitrixProduction.p12 is valid from Mon Feb 06 20:38:01 CET 2017 to Thu Mar 08 20:38:01 CET 2018.
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:26   Traveler: D:\Progs\domino\data\traveler\cfg\PushAPNSAppleVerseIBMProduction.p12 is valid from Mon Feb 06 20:41:08 CET 2017 to Thu Mar 08 20:41:08 CET 2018.
[14B0:002E-0D08] 11.08.2017 12:31:26   Traveler: -- APNS-DelQ --
...


Tesla Model 3 - es wird die Autobranche für immer verändern

 31 Juli 2017 13:23:20
Sehr lesenswerter erster Tesla Model 3 Testbericht:

Image:Tesla Model 3 - es wird die Autobranche für immer verändern


... Ich habe es nur sehr kurz fahren dürfen, aber ich bin so gut wie jedes andere reine Elektrofahrzeug auf dem Automobilmarkt gefahren und kann mit Sicherheit sagen, dass das Model 3 keine Konkurrenz hat.

Doch es ist mehr als das. Obwohl es ein kleiner Viertürer ist und der Markt sich allmählich von dieser Art Fahrzeug entfernt, um sich auf Crossover-Fahrzeuge und SUVs zu konzentrieren, wird niemand in diesem Auto sitzen und es nicht besitzen wollen. Das Model 3 erweckt sofort Begierde, und die Lust auf das Auto bleibt. Das verändert wirklich alles.

Alles, was Tesla jetzt noch machen muss, ist eine halbe Million dieser Autos zu bauen.

via: http://www.businessinsider.de/ich-bin-das-tesla-model-3-gefahren-es-wird-die-autobranche-revolutionieren-2017-7


Wer mich persönlich kennt, dem werde ich vermutlich inzwischen schon mit meiner Begeisterung für Tesla auf die Nerven gehen.
Ich war so verrückt, das ich mein Tesla Model 3 am 31.03.2016 um 10:00 Uhr deutscher Zeit schon vor dem Live-Event ungesehen vorbestellt habe.

Elon Musk beginnt nun 16 Monate später zu liefern und ich werde vermutlich bis in die Mitte 2018 auf mein Model 3 warten. Ich weiß nun, was ich bekommen werde und freue mich darauf.

Image:Tesla Model 3 - es wird die Autobranche für immer verändern

Im Gegensatz zu den deutschen Automobilherstellern hat Tesla eine Vision und setzt diese auch wirklich um. Anstatt auf den Staat zu warten und auf Förderungen zu hoffen, macht Tesla es selbst. Das beste Beispiel ist hier das Tesla eigene Supercharger-Netzwerk, das es schon heute ermöglicht mit seinem Model S oder X auch lange Strecken quer durch Deutschland zu fahren.  

Für mich ist das Tesla Model 3 das iPhone der Automobilindustrie!


Vor 10,5 Jahren wurde ich mit meiner Begeisterung für das erste iPhone von meinen Kollegen sehr belächelt. Die damaligen Marktführer (Nokia, Blackberry, ...) führen inzwischen ein Nischendasein und haben Apple komplett unterschätzt.
Für mich ist die aktuelle Situation und Stimmungslage im Automobilsektor sehr ähnlich wie vor 10 Jahren im Handy-/ Smartphone Umfeld.

Die Zeit ist Reif für Innovationen und die alten Platzhirsche halten zulange fest an Althergebrachtem und finden nicht den Weg aus der Sackgasse.

Ich drücke Tesla die Daumen, das das Hochfahren der Produktion wie geplant funktioniert und die Qualität darunter nicht leidet.
In einem Jahr werde ich hoffentlich in meinem Model 3 sitzen und wir werden sehen, was bis dahin passiert ist. Es wird auf jeden Fall ein spannendes Jahr.

Hash-Tag: #EnttäuschterUndVera***terVolkswagenKunde






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