Wednesday, April 17, 2019

IBM Security directory server 6.4 and db2 11.1, if you have issue creating istance .. read this post

IBM Security Directory server 6.4 with FP16 , released at the end of 2018,  has added support of db2 11.1 that's is an awesome news for IBM Connections customers because this match the same db2 version of Connections server .

Some  days ago this product has reached the FP18.

Here at this page , IBM has published the step by step guide to install and configure SDS 6.4 with this db2 release, but at point 9 there is an error that will probably points you to receive an error during the instance creation.

 In this step , admin have to check the file

usually available inside the following path

  • AIX: /opt/IBM/ldap/V6.4/etc/
  • Linux: /opt/ibm/ldap/V6.4/etc/
  • Windows: <SDS_V6.4_Install_Location>\etc\

updating /creating the following lines inside the file


I've followed this instruction and I've received an error due invalid db2 version while I was creating the ldap instance.

After a quick check of the same file I've edited the file as below


and than I was able to create the instance successfully !
Pay attention of the whole lines and their order..

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

IBM Connections component pack available with important security fix

If you have installed IBM Connections component pack or you have to plan immediately to update to the brand new component pack just released over IBM Fixcentral.

The issue was noted inside a package included in the component pack , named event-stream that was containing a library exploited by a hacker in the public npm repository to include flatmap-stream.

IBM Connections is not using this library so this should not have any real impact on your system but please consider to upgrade your environment soon as possible to avoid any unwanted behavior on your servers.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Docker on Windows 10, how to fix "unauthorized: incorrect username or password" starting hello-world

Working on my Win10 laptop I've decided to switch from Virtualbox to Hyper-V , so I was also forced to change  my docker setup from Docker toolbox (legacy)  to  Docker for Windows.

After the change , when I was testing docker running the hello-workd I've got the following error:

C:\Users\mbisi>docker run hello-world
Unable to find image 'hello-world:latest' locally
docker: Error response from daemon: Get unauthorized: incorrect username or password.
See 'docker run --help'.

Docker is storing the docker hub credential encrypted as referred in the following config file:


The easiest way to fix this issue is to perform a logout

C:\Users\mbisi>docker logout
Removing login credentials for

and a login from the hub:

C:\Users\mbisi>docker login
Login with your Docker ID to push and pull images from Docker Hub. If you don't have a Docker ID, head over to to create one.

that should fix the issue.

On the first try I tried to insert my username using the complete email address, but this cause a new authentication issue:

Username: myEmailAddress
Error response from daemon: Get unauthorized: incorrect username or password

If you are getting same error, try with the username should definitely fix this issue.The easiest way to find your docker hub username is logn to the  docker hub using a browser:

so I've retried:

C:\Users\mbisi>docker login
Login with your Docker ID to push and pull images from Docker Hub. If you don't have a Docker ID, head over to to create one.
Username: mbisi
Login Succeeded

This fixed the original issue give me back the access to the docker hub.

A general recommendation if you have to switch from docker toolbox to docker for windows:
  1. uninstall docker toolbox
  2. check in the OS System environment and delete all docker_* variables
  3. check path variable and remove docker if present
  4. reboot the os, change the hypervisor 
  5. install docker for windows

Friday, April 5, 2019

Domino e Notes 10.0.1 FP1 and Language Pack G1 available for download

During the previous days IBM and HCL have released the new language pack G1 and Fp1 for Notes and Domino 10.0.1 .

If you like to read a list of the fix included in FP1 check this page.

if you needs more info about LP like partnumbers please  read this blog post from Daniel Nashed..

I like to add a quick info before closing:

Domino and Notes are out of my daily job from several years, so in the future I'll blog about it only about major release or for very important issue and the focus of my post will be pointed on Connections , Portal and WebSphere news.

I invite you to follow planetlotus or Collaboration Today , where I'm one of the curators, too remain up to date about Domino and Notes news.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0.7 available for download with mobile browser access and ics import.

IBM has released the new VOP package 1.0.7 with a good number of new features , click here for a detailed description.
If  you already have a previous version installed this update could take you up to 10 minutes.

What's my 2 preferred features?

VOP from mobile browser  , right now supported from iOS Safari and Chrome Android ( insert  VOP_GK_FEATURE_160=1 inside notes.ini of the Verse server  )

Direct Import of ics invitation:

VOP 1.0.7 is available with part-number  CC0NFML .Take your times and update  your servers !

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Kudos Boards with Timeline and Mindmap puts your Connections Ativity on steroids !

ISW is developing excellent software for IBM Connections like Analytics and Boards from several years, but I want to put you attention on latest update of Boards that transform your Connections activity in a masterpiece!

Below you could see the  2 videos published by  Maria Nordin with explanations and demo about the new functionalities :



Both views are already available for Connections Cloud and should be released also for the on-prem environments.

If you like to see more about this , please visit this 2 blogposts ( mindmap , timeline) and click here for the offiacia Kudos Suite site .

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Social Connections : I'm the new Team Member ! Some info about it and the next conferce in Munich

I'm happy to announce I'm the new handyman of Social Connections team

During last week I was contacted by the crew about my availability and I was happy to join the team and help to organize and promote the activity of Social Connections crew.

As you probably already know , Social Connections is an international IBM Connections and social business user group, our conferences are 2-day events filled with keynote sessions, quality speakers, break out sessions, lots of IBM Champions, a Gala night with extra specials were socializing is the focus, speed sponsoring.

Our next appointment will be next September (16-17) in Munich , 2 month after the agreement between HCL and IBM will be effective, so I'm sure there will be some "fireworks" with big announcements and sessions.

The keynote speaker are already announced, Richard Jefts and Andre Hagemeier from HCL , now wee need to have your session abstracts and registrations

Of course you could also join the conference as lovely sponsor.

To have any other info about Social Connections and our events please visit the official site

and feel free to reach us for any questions using any of the way listed at the bottom of the page.

See you in Munich !