Customizing IBM Connections 3.0.1

IBM Redbooks wiki

Published 03 January 2012, updated 27 March 2012

Authors: Whei-Jen Chen, Allen Dean, Ike Eke, Amit Kumar, Brian Ochs, Robert Thatcher, Nikolay Vlasov


IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered to create wiki content that explains how to customize, develop, and extend IBM Connections 3.0.1. You can customize IBM Connections to fit your corporate branding and social media needs. This Lotus Redbooks wiki provides examples of how to customize the overall user interface, as well as blogs, communities, and profiles. This wiki also includes information about populating the IBM Connections Profiles database using Tivoli® Directory Integrator, and using the IBM Connections API to accomplish goals, such as retrieving a person's profile. The intended audience for this wiki includes IBM Connections administrators, web developers, and others who are interested in the specific details of customizing and developing IBM Connections 3.0.1.


IBM Connections 3.0.1 is social networking software that consists of several applications. You can customize IBM Connections by changing the user interface, adding features to applications such as the Home page and Profiles, integrating Profiles with external data, and exploiting the IBM Connections API, among other functions. This IBM Redbooks wiki, Customizing IBM Connections 3.0.1, provides details about these tasks and other ways to extend and change IBM Connections.

    In this wiki, we discuss the following topics:
      • General customization process
      • Customizing the Home page
      • Customizing strings
      • Customizing blogs
      • Tivoli Directory Integrator
      • Customizing the Profiles and Communities business cards
      • Customizing communities
      • Using the API
      • IBM Web Experience Factory
      • IBM Mashup Center
      • Microsoft Outlook Connector
    Note that this documentation is provided to help you customize your deployment of IBM Connections. IBM Support can address questions about the customization process but cannot address questions about the particulars of your customization.

    Click this link to see the wiki content: Customizing IBM Connections 3.0.1

    Special Notices

    This material has not been submitted to any formal IBM test and is published AS IS. It has not been the subject of rigorous review. IBM assumes no responsibility for its accuracy or completeness. The use of this information or the implementation of any of these techniques is a client responsibility and depends upon the client's ability to evaluate and integrate them into the client's operational environment.

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