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Domino, Proton, IAM, OAuth - Part 1: Preperations

Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 9:27 PM UTC
This is the first part of a multi-part series. Current plans see at least 7 posts, so watch out for them during the upcoming week(s). Part 2 and 3 will touchdown on Monday and Wednesday. It is a quite complex process but in the end you should be able to follow all the steps in under 4 hours - maybe faster. First things first: the terms. IAM = Identity Access Management Proton = the g [...] 

Proton, IAM, OAuth, LDAP - nothing so see here, yet

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 8:30 PM UTC
This is just a small update on my journey to Node with Domino, Proton, IAM and OAuth. It was a fight, but in the end I won. Thanks to the support of Heiko Voigt, who already startet a blog series that helped me out a lot today (esp. part 2) I was able to set all up. There were lots of caveats to overcome and changes I had to make. I am currently putting all together to also start a blog se [...] 

Setting up Proton with IAM

Friday, February 8, 2019 at 7:56 PM UTC
Man what a hassle. For the past 2 days I am struggling with it. No offense, HCL, but this is a crutch at the moment. I faced a lot of issues with Domino V10, client not being V10 and ID Vault, AWS hostname structures and so on. I just wanted to fucking setup that damn IAM thing - and didn’t succeed yet. I almost gave up. Maybe I invest another 48 hours to get it running, we will see. I am no [...] 

You are asking the wrong questions

Friday, February 1, 2019 at 4:57 PM UTC
While the discussion about XPages’ health or death is going on I had some interesting chats and talks about the future of development on Domino in general. The questions should be about the tools and the way to work with the tools instead of asking for future plans for a certain technology whether it’s XPages, Node.js or whatever. What do we have? We have Domino Designe [...] 

XPages - are they really that dead, yet?

Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 2:11 PM UTC
Today most of us came across the following Tweet and blog post: OMB: XPages as a Development Platform is Dead! #IBM #HCL #dominoforever #dominov10 #XPages #futureofwork #ibmdomino #ibmnotes #development #investments #clarity #roadmap — John Oldenburger (@JOldenburger) 31. Januar 2019 Though some of the statements are true I wanted [...] 

Next: DNUG Development Day #dominoforever #nodejs #dql #idma

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10:22 PM UTC
Our awesome local user group DNUG is hosting the next event in Essen, Germany: the DNUG Development Day. I will be speaking along with my friends from the German-speaking "Yellow Bubble" Ulrich Krause, Detlev Pöttgen and Christian Güdemann from OpenNTF.  My session is about Domino's Node.js integration and the Domino Query Language. G [...] 

EOL for Watson Workspace

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 9:54 AM UTC
Today IBM officially announced the end of Watson Workspace. I feel somewhat relieved as I am now allowed to write about it. I know about the sunset for almost three months now but I wasn’t allowed to publicly talk or write about it - which is stupid. Actually it was planned to announce this at Think in February - even more stupid. Watson Workspace Announ [...] 

Letsencrypt for Domino - without LE4D

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:53 AM UTC
I used to use Midpoints' LE4D tool to maintain the SSL certificate on my webserver. With version 2 I couldn't use it anymore as this needs FP8+ to be installed (or even version 10.0.x). This server runs FP7, so I had to manually update my certs - which was annyoing. If you happen to have a suitable server than I strongly recommend using LE4D instead as this is the luxur [...] 

Gone - but still here

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 at 1:43 AM UTC
On December 21 IBM announced the Champions for 2019. I’ve been around this wonderful group of professionals since 2015 but I’ll have to leave for the next year. If there once will be a returning is questionable as IBM sold the main ICS products to HCL recently. I am expecting to run for something similar HCL might run such as an „HCL CWP Advocate“ program. If [...] 

Notes/Domino 10.0.1 Released

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 9:44 AM UTC
Today ist the release day of Notes and Domino 10.0.1. As Passport Advantage is always a pain in the arse, here are the guides and part numbers: Happy installing!  [...]