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Installing the Application for the first time

Log into the WebSphere Integrated Solutions Console (ISC) for your HCL Connections Environment.

Navigate to Applications \ Application Types \ WebSphere enterprise applications and click "Install".

Installation - step 1

Locate the "isw-connections-ccm.ear" file on your local file system and click "Next".

Installation - step 2

Select "Fast Path" and click "Next".

Step 1: Leave the default values, update the Application Name if required, and click "Next".

Step 2: Map the module to a single application server or cluster, and at least one web server, then click "Next". Our example uses "UtilCluster" and "WebServer1", but these names may be different in your environment.

Note that after installation and before first use, the application requires users to specify a server file-system location for storing log files. If the application is mapped to a cluster, it's best if the cluster only has one server or the file-system location is synchronized between all servers in the cluster, to ensure that the log files are up to date regardless of which server the application runs on.

Installation - step 3

Step 3: Leave the default values and click "Next".

Step 4: Check summary and Complete installation.

Save the master configuration once complete.

Updating the Web Server Plug-in

The procedure in this section may or may not be required depending on the configuration of your Connections environment.

In the ISC, navigate to Servers \ Server types \ Web servers.

Web Server plug-in - step 1

Select the web server, and click "Generate Plug-in". (If your environment has multiple web servers, you should be able to select them all for this step.)

Web Server plug-in - step 2

When the above step completes, select the web server again, and click "Propagate Plug-in". (If your environment has multiple web servers, you should be able to select them all for this step.)

Web Server plug-in - step 3

Configuring the Application

Licence Key

Without a licence applied, the application can only be used in test mode, where files and folders are reported but not actually migrated.

When requesting a licence you will need to supply:

  • The domain name used to access the application in the browser.
  • For limited (demo) licences: The community UUIDs that will be allowed to migrate their files.

After receiving your key, you will need to create name space bindings for CMM Migrator using the exact values provided by the Huddo team. Please ensure you use the exact case and spelling for the name space bindings as stated below.
All licenced installs require iswCCMLicenceKey.
Limited licences also require iswCCMLicenceCommunities.

Binding identifier +
Name in name space...
String value
iswCCMLicenceKey Licence key string
iswCCMLicenceCommunities Comma delimited list of community ids without white space
e.g. 4f4847e3-fdda-4da4-a1b7-2829111a694b,4f4847e3-fdda-4da4-a1b7-2829111a694c,4f4847e3-fdda-4da4-a1b7-2829111a694d

You may follow the steps below for how to create name space bindings.

In the ISC, navigate to Environment \ Naming \ Name space bindings.

Name-space binding - step 1

Select the "Cell" scope, then click "New".

Name-space binding - step 2

Set the binding type to "String", then click "Next".

Name-space binding - step 3

Set both the "Binding identifier" and "Name in name space" fields to "iswCCMLicenceKey". Enter your licence key in the "String value" field.

Name-space binding - step 4

Click "Next", then click "Finish", then save the master configuration. Repeat these steps for iswCCMLicenceCommunities.


In the ISC, navigate to Applications \ Application Types \ WebSphere enterprise applications, and click the "isw-connections-ccm" application in the list.

Navigate to Configuration \ Detail Properties \ Security role to user/group mapping.

Select the "AdminUsers" role and Map users/groups per your requirements. It is suggested that only one or a small number of users are given access to this application.

Click "OK" and save the changes to the configuration.

Start the application by checking the select box for it from the list and clicking "Start".

Updating the Application

This part of the document only applies if you have been provided with a new version of the application for the purpose of fixing bugs or adding features.

Log into the ISC for your HCL Connections environment.

Navigate to Applications \ Application Types \ WebSphere enterprise applications.

Select the "isw-connections-ccm" application from the list, and click "Update".

Updating - step 1

Using the default option ("Replace the entire application"), select the new "isw-connections-ccm.ear" file, and click "Next".

Updating - step 2

Click "Next" at the bottom of each subsequent screen, leaving all options at the default, then click "Finish" upon reaching the "Step 3: Summary" stage.

Updating - step 3

After clicking "Finish", there will be some delay while the next screen fills in. Click the "Save" link when it appears.

Updating - step 4

Depending on your WebSphere configuration, the nodes may synchronize immediately or there may be some delay (typically up to 1 minute) while they synchronize in the background. Changes to the application only take effect after nodes have synchronized.

After updating the application and synchronizing nodes, and before using the application again, any users of the application should clear their web browser cache to ensure that changes to client-side files take effect. It is only necessary to clear the cache or "temporary internet files". Clearing cookies or logins is unnecessary.

Last update: 2022-04-06