Creating an Integrated Web Experience with IBM Lotus Collaborative Software

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Published 16 February 2012

Authors: Wei-Dong Zhu, Christina Cruz Born, Karen Brent, James Gallagher, Imran Khan, Nagabhushan A Joshi, Fergal Mckenna, Mark Neumann, Powell Pendergraft, Charles Price


IBM® Lotus® and IBM Redbooks® publications have partnered to create this wiki to show you how to use a specific set of IBM products. You can use these products to create an integrated web environment that provides a seamless, integrated web experience for users.


In this wiki, we describe the required steps to create an example integrated web environment, which is based on the following IBM® products. We explain the steps, the choices that we made, and several alternatives. The goal is to show you how you can create a similar environment for your deployment.

This wiki covers the following products, which are used in our example environment:

    • IBM Lotus® Domino® is software that is used to host critical business, collaboration, and messaging applications. In the example environment, the Domino server hosts the LDAP directory (Domino Directory) that all of the servers in the environment use for authentication. In addition, it hosts the iNotes® application, which supports web access to mail files that are stored on the server.
    • IBM Sametime® provides users with a unified user experience across a broad range of integrated real-time communications services, including voice, data, and video. In the example environment, IBM Sametime provides instance messaging, presence awareness, online meetings, voice and video functions, and community collaborative features.
    • IBM Connections is the social software that helps you to find and connect with people and information in your organization. In the example environment, IBM Connections provides a set of integrated services, including user profiles, file management, bookmarks, blogs, communities, wikis, forum, and activities management.
    • IBM WebSphere® Portal provides the core portal services that aggregate applications and content and deliver them as role-based applications. IBM WebSphere Portal provides features and functionality that include flexible access to existing enterprise data and applications, external feeds and web data, tagging and rating, REST services, the site wizard, templates, the theme customizer portlet, WebSphere Portlet Factory software, Page Builder, and more.
    • IBM Lotus Quickr® Domino is web-based collaborative software that helps you share content and collaborate with teams. IBM Lotus Quickr Domino provides the following features, including team places, content libraries, connectors, replacing email attachments with shared links that connect team collaboration with other software, and more.

In the wiki, we introduce the example environment that we created. We describe the system architecture, prerequisites, installation, and configuration of these products. At the end, we describe how to create common navigation across the products to create the integrated web experience.

This wiki consists of the following sections:
  1. Introduction
  2. System architecture
  3. Prerequisite information
  4. Installation of the integrated web environment servers
  5. Implement and test single sign-on
  6. Integration overview
  7. Portal integration
  8. Connections integration
  9. iNotes integration
  10. Quickr Domino integration
  11. Sametime Integration
  12. Creating common navigation across the products

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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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