Recovering diskspace Windows  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/2/24 11:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Several gigabyte of data can be lost on your domino server but with this amer trick this can easily be recovered. I will continue the theme as the blog post Kim Greene did The major problem for me on windows servers is not actually files that ends with .tmp it’s files that start with EO and ends with TM.

SAML Login redirections problem in Domino 12 -  

By Fredrik Norling | 10/3/23 2:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Before we dive into the problem, let’s briefly understand the SAML authentication process within HCL Domino: User requests access: A user attempts to access a resource (e.g., a web application) protected by SAML authentication. Identity Provider (IdP) initiation: The user is redirected to an Identity Provider (IdP) for authentication. The IdP can be an external service or a SAML-enabled component within Domino itself. Authentication: The user logs in at the IdP. Upon successful authentication, the IdP generates a SAML assertion, a digitally signed XML document containing authentication information. SAML assertion delivery: The SAML assertion is sent back to the Domino server. Domino server validation: Domino verifies the SAML assertion’s authenticity and extracts user identity information. User redirection: If the SAML authentication is successful, Domino redirects the user to the requested resource. The Samesite Cookie Issue The problem arises at step 6 in the SAML authentication process. Users are not being redirected as expected, and this issue is attributed to a relatively new feature in web browsers called “Samesite.”

Time matters with SAML -  

By Fredrik Norling | 6/5/23 2:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Keeping you servers time synked is important for server operations to keep running smoothly. And if you are using SAML it’s crucial because if your servers time drifts away you will get BAD SAML REQUEST and your users can’t login. To find out if this is the problem add DEBUG_SAML=31 (Set it to 0 to turn it off) in your notes ini and look for this entry.

SVG Images not working in older Domino releases  

By Fredrik Norling | 2/17/23 4:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

By default svg images doesn’t work in older versions of Domino like version 9.01, 10 perhaps even 11 I have verified in version 12 and there it work fine without problems. Luckily there is an easy fix, in the Domino data directory there is a file httpd.cnf open up this file add add this line below i.e the Images section, placement isn’t important. AddType .svg image/svg+xml # SVG format

Quest for SAML to everybody continues  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/23/23 2:10 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

My article regarding debugging SAML on HCL Domino is updated today with 2 points What is the SP certificate used for What can be wrong when you get a login loop Check it out in the article

Certificate Information tool   

By Fredrik Norling | 1/17/23 2:40 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

SSL certificates, SAML certificates, Signing certificates the number is long of different kinds of certificates and you might need to check the name of a certificate, the start or end date or perhaps the thumbprint. I use the tool mainly to get end dates of certificates sent to me from customers because I hate when they expire and need to be changed without any preparation. And the worst kind that most administrators often miss is the certificates that is auto created i.e. in ADFS servers, Azure Enterprise apps, Okta

Strange XPage, Unexpected runtime error  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/18/22 5:11 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I’m going to start a post that I will update regular when I get strange errors that can be hard to find the solution for. Feel free to post a comment or use the contact form to send me your strange errors and a solution or how to debug the problem. One of the best tools for debugging is to use the Log File reader found on OpenNTF, another good tool also on OpenNTF is the Debug toolbar But now to the problems and the possible solutions.

Debugging SAML setups in HCL Domino   

By Fredrik Norling | 3/25/22 4:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If SAML doesn’t work you will probably get Bad SAML Request [/names.nsf?SAMLLogin] in the Domino server console. The first thing you need to do is to add some debug parameters to Domino, the easiest way is to write them on the domino console but you can add the directly into notes.ini or using the configuration document in the Name & adressbook.

Disable the first run off Lotusscript agents after save  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/21/22 8:22 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If you ever created some Notes/Domino agents and seen that everytime you save them a first run is scheduled outside or ordinary schedule. This can easily be avoided. Just add this code to the top of your agent.

Domino Data transfer between servers a different way |  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/6/19 10:25 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino has several ways of sending data or documents between servers the most common ways are as you all know replication. In another environments you might want to use an webservice.

Posting to Microsoft teams from using Lotusscript  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/15/19 1:43 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

With the new HTTP classes in Domino 10 and lotusscript sending a message to a Microsoft teams group is very simple. first you need to enable your microsoft teams group to accept posts this is done by adding a incoming webhook to the teams channel

IBM Domino and GDPR, what is this?  

By Fredrik Norling | 4/4/18 4:29 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

On the 25th of May this year a new set of rules come in affect for companies that deal with European citizens. This will give some basic rights to people and the information related to them. This will affect all companies in EU or working against EU, so if you are an US based company but have customers inside EU you are affected by this.

A small list for the environment  

By Fredrik Norling | 12/5/17 2:42 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino 2025 Jam is coming up tomorrow in Sweden and I will attend and see how this event will affect the future of the IBM Domino environment. I’ve created a list of things that I think would be good to have for the future. So here is the list in no specific order for now I will probably come back and update this post more. doesn’t work as expected in Domino FP7 and newer versions  

By Fredrik Norling | 9/27/17 4:17 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

I found this error in a java agent first. If you detach a file from a Notes document using Domino Classes and try to get a handle on the file using the file isn’t found until you do a new call against the server. I don’t know if this has to do with the change of Java version server side or not but the same code works in FP6.

Why companies should train their employees in IT-Security today  

By Fredrik Norling | 2/13/17 11:50 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

Demands what and what not the employees do on their computers becomes more and more important. Some examples, a person comes in to the reception desk with a presentation with coffee stains on it. Asks to get a new copy, please it’s on my USB drive.

IBM Domino to be or not to be  

By Fredrik Norling | 8/29/16 3:21 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

The last week after MWLUG there has been numerous blog posts about Domino. No roadmap IBM is killing Domino, there is no future for Domino, IBM haven’t released any new releases since 9.01. That is not true at all, if we look at what has been released since 9.0.1 came to market. IBM Domino customers have received 6 fixpacks but they are not only fixpacks they are feature packs.

Adding OpenNTF extensions the simple way into your IBM Notes client  

By Fredrik Norling | 6/5/16 2:29 PM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

There is several ways how to add extensions into the IBM Notes client. But the best and simplest way that I have found is to do it this way. Download the prefered Addon in my case I select the OpenNTF IBM XPages extension library, download the latest version to your computer.

Xpage – Exception Notes error: You are not authorized to perform that operation  

By Fredrik Norling | 5/12/16 5:44 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

The first you think when you see this is that you don’t have access in the ACL or that the document has reader or author name fields that is blocking you from updating the document. But there is another option on the database that can give this problem.

Left, right, leftback, rightback and replacesubstring in java  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/6/16 4:14 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

I posted some common string functions that I’ve been using alot during the years in @formula, lotusscript (strleft, strright, strrightback, strleftback) and later in SSJS. So I thought that I need them in Java too. There might be some features like the one with dot in the replacesubstring function, feel free to comment so will I fix that.

Standby Widget goes responsive  

By Fredrik Norling | 12/8/15 3:50 PM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

The standby widget snippet has need around for a while and doing it’s job in lots of my projects but now more and more of my projects is using bootstrap. So then there was time to also change the standby widget to support bootstrap. This is the first version that will give you a responsive standby “loading” indicator.

IBM Connect and what I would like to be announced  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/30/15 5:43 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

I usually write a little post about what I would like to see an announcement about in January

First step how to interact with other Bluemix services  

By Fredrik Norling | 9/6/15 4:49 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

You Bluemix XPage server can interact with other services using the VCAP_SERVICES where all the credentials for contacting other services is stored. This JSON data can be retrieved using: var services = fromJson(bluemixContext.getVCAP_SERVICES());

How to add your custom domain to your Bluemix app  

By Fredrik Norling | 7/20/15 7:55 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

When you want to deploy your app to the real world a adress might not be the best you probably want your own domain added. Fortunately this is very simple to do with Bluemix. Click on the settings icon in the top right corner on your Bluemix Dashboard and select Edit Routes and App Access.

XPages on Bluemix a first look deploying app  

By Fredrik Norling | 7/13/15 3:45 AM | - | Added by Oliver Busse

On friday the XPages runtime on Bluemix was released and also the new version of OpenNTF Extension library that enables to work with. My first impression is that it works great I haven’t had time to do any deep diving into the new possibilities but I thought I should share as long as I have tried it.

IBM Domino and Java problem with old applets  

By Fredrik Norling | 5/25/15 8:48 AM | - | Added by John Oldenburger

All the old Java applets that is YES in some old apps not yet converted used got another problem today. They are now blocked by Oracle because the code signing certificate is outdated, it seams like when they where updated to work with Java 1.7 45 the person who resigned them did that with an old certificate and now that cert is outdated and has been so for 1 month.

Moving on with Excel Export part 6 : But now we Import  

By Fredrik Norling | 5/1/15 3:58 AM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

The previous 5 steps in this series (part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5) has been getting data out to excel in different ways this part will show you how to get data back into Domino again thru your XPage, this will give you the possibility to roundtrip data handling. Export all customers mark the rows you have changed and re import the data.

Moving on with Excel Export part 5 : XPages Export  

By Fredrik Norling | 3/29/15 3:29 PM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

In the previous parts (Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4) we covered plain export, styling your exports and doing selective exports. Today I want to show you how to create more advanced and flexible way to get your data using a java object that we use for the export. We start by creating 2 java classes one for the export and one of the Export Data.

Moving on with Excel Export part 4 : XPages Export  

By Fredrik Norling | 3/18/15 2:05 PM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

The recent parts of this series has shown you how to create excel exports from a view and also changing the layout of the reports with headers and logos. This post will show you how to filter the data in your excel reports both using keys and fulltext searches. Let’s get started.

Moving on with Excel Export part 3 : XPages Export  

By Fredrik Norling | 3/12/15 6:11 AM | - | Added by Kenio Carvalho

Making you report look a bit nicer with some formatting. Excel reporting from views can be so dull and boring the XPages for POI can give you more options in this matter and help you create some design to your report.

Moving on with Excel Export part 2 : XPages Export  

By Fredrik Norling | 3/10/15 12:21 PM | - | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

In my last post I wrote about how to in some simple steps generate an automated export of an view to excel. In this post I will show you how to fine grain this using the excel component instead. Start by creating a blank excel file note what the sheet you want to place data on is called usually Sheet1 if you have an english version of Excel. Save and import it as a file resource in the database, name it export.xlsx.