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A new redbook!

Time for changes, you know... but I have good news!

 The redbook "Building and implementing Social Digital Experience", one I had the honor to co-author, is finally out!

http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/portalwiki.nsf/xpDocViewer.xsp?lookupName=IBM+Redbooks%3A+Building+and+Implementing+Social+Digital+Experiences#action=openDocument&content=catcontent&ct=redbooks

Playing with Apache...

If you are playing with Apache on Windows and you keep getting

E:\IBM\HTTPServer\bin>apache.exe -k start
[Fri Jan 31 00:12:00 2014] [notice] Disabled use of AcceptEx() WinSock2 API
(OS 10048)Only one usage of each socket address (protocol/network address/port)
is normally permitted.  : make_sock: could not bind to address 0.0.0.0:80
no listening sockets available, shutting down
Unable to open logs

Before getting mad and reviewing all your httpd.conf line by line, try to quit Skype. Yes, by default it opens port 80 !!!

How a Global Admin knows about the communities to modify?

Moderation in Connections 4.5  is an awesome feature, but may be pretty cumbersome. If you decide to moderate everything before it get published (ex-ante), you will enforce an strict rule over you social network. If you moderate after publishing (ex-post) ,you are basically relying on good will of other users flagging content around your organization. 
IBM Connections not offers you the very powerful role of Global Admin. It's a J2EE role, it is present both on Communities and Search (and other features too), but now let's focus on these two features. So, a global admin can do everything on every community: great stuff, but how he gets to know a community exists?  With the basic community ui you have access to 
1) Communities you own 2) Communities you are a member of 3) Public communities
And the global admin role technically is neither of three. That's why the global admin role is also on search application, where he can see everything. So global admin could simply go t…

SECJ0118E with form authentication and spnego enabled

Our deployment keeps getting an odd SECJ0118E  exception when authenticating with Form authentication with Mozilla or Chrome browser not configured for Active Directory Domain.

All instructions into WebSphere infocenter for enabling fallback to default authentication were correctly applied.  We noticed that standard WebSphere security tracing (*=info:com.ibm.ws.security.*=all:com.ibm.websphere.security.*=all:com.ibm.websphere.wim.*=all:com.ibm.wsspi.wim.*=all:com.ibm.ws.wim.*=all)  provided into trace a lot of Kerberos exceptions. 
[30/12/13 17.36.57:246 CET] 0000005e Krb5LoginModu < login() Exit javax.security.auth.login.FailedLoginException: Errore di login: com.ibm.security.krb5.KrbException, codice di stato: 68
messaggio: Nessuno at com.ibm.security.jgss.i18n.I18NException.throwFailedLoginException(I18NException.java:30) at com.ibm.security.auth.module.Krb5LoginModule.a(Krb5LoginModule.java:719) at com.ibm.security.auth.module.Krb5LoginModule.b(Krb5LoginModule.java:742)

Double chec…