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Connections Header Integration

Important

This step is only required if you are hosting Huddo Boards on a different domain to HCL Connections.

Outcome


Connections Header via SSO

If you are running Boards on a standalone domain we recommend integrating with the Connections Header using SSO. Please follow these steps:

  1. Reverse Proxy Config

    Please follow the instructions as part of the HTTP Proxy config.

  2. Enable in Boards

    Open the Boards admin page, select your Organisation, and then the Connections client

    example

    Tick the checkbox for Load Connections Header via SSO and click Save

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    Once you reload the page you should see the Connections header!


iFrame App (Deprecated)

Warning

This option is no longer recommended.

  1. Download the Application

    The latest .ear from here

  2. Login to WebSphere ISC

    This is usually accessible through a URL like:

    https://[DEPLOY_MANAGER_ALIAS]:9043/ibm/console/logon.jsp
    

    example

  3. Open Environment -> WebSphere variables

    Ensure the scope is selected as the Cell

    Click New

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  4. Set the following details and click OK

    EXTERNAL_APPS_CONFIG
    {"boards":"https://[BOARDS_URL]/auth/connections"}
    

    Where [BOARDS_URL] is the URL of the Boards installation specified previously

    example

  5. The config may require saving. Click Save if presented

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  6. Open Applications -> Application Types -> WebSphere enterprise applications

    Click Install

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  7. Select the file and click Next

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  8. You can rename the App if you wish, then click Next

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  9. Select the checkbox for the module

    Hold shift while selecting both the WebServer and the AppsCluster from the list

    Click Apply

    The Servers should update on the right hand side

    Click Next

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  10. Click Next

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  11. Click Finish

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  12. The config may prompt to save. Click Save

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    The application should now be installed

  13. Start the Header App

    Tick the box next to the app name, and click Start

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    The app should now start. Congratulations, you have installed the app!

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  14. Open Boards

    You should now be able to load the Boards app with HCL Connections header at this path:

    https://[CONNECTIONS_URL]/boards
    

    For example:

    https://connections.example.com/boards
    

Last update: 2022-05-20