Thursday, August 30, 2018

Content Sharing with External Users using IBM Content Navigator

Accessing the content from FileNet Platform by external user feature is supported in the latest version of FileNet CPE. Content will be shared using IBM Content Navigator. Users can select documents in FileNet P8, share the document links with external users who can then view and download the documents that are shared with them.

Pre-requisite


  • P8 CPE - 5.5.1.0 - IF001
  • ICN - 3.0.4 - iFix001

Sharing Documents

  • Select the documents and right click select the share option
  • In the Share dialog select the external users want to share
  • Set the view, download and expiration settings
  • Enter the comments and Send
  • The ICN will send a mail to external user

Viewing the Shared documents by external users

  • The external users receive an email that includes a link to accept the share from the external desktop that the administrator configured. 
  • When the user clicks to accept the share, the desktop opens. The desktop provides two tabs:
    • Shared with Me 
    • Pending Shares 
  • New shares are listed in the Pending Shares tab. The user must accept the share to see the documents


Configuration Procedure


  • Configure LDAP directory realm to manage the external users
  • Configure External share setting in ACCE
  • Configure the IBM Content Navigator
    • Enable external shares by installing the Share plugin, enabling the P8 repository, and setting appropriate permissions.
    • Set up external sharing capability for users by adding the share menu actions, creating a custom desktop for external users, and optionally customizing the email template for sharing. See Configuring IBM Content Navigator.
    • You will also need to make IBM Content Navigator available to the external users, outside of the firewall. This is typically done by a network administrator.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Serverless Architecture

Serverless Architecture

What is Serverless Architecture

Serverless do require servers but the servers will be managed by Vendor. We need not worry about the infrastructure and its maintenance. This is a one step forward to PaaS (Platform as a Service) which is called as FaaS (Function as a Service) or BaaS (Backend as a Service).

Pros:

  • Cost efficient - The provider charges for resources utilized not for the server instance
  • Less time to market
  • The focus should be on functionality development, not the infrastructure

Cons: 

  • Not suited for high-performance computing
  • Cryptojacker's paradise
  • DoS your self
  • Startup latency (cold start)

Major Service Providers:

  • AWS Lambda                - Node.js, Java, C#, Python and Go
  • Google Cloud Functions  - Node.js
  • IBM OpenWhisk             - Node.js, Java, Python, Swift
  • Microsoft                       - Node.js, Java, Python

Monday, June 18, 2018

CSS3 animations

Animation using CSS3

CSS3 supports animations. Below I have few samples for CSS3 animations.


Sample 1: Color changing button




CSS:

.ccbtn { 
                  width: 100px; 
                  height: 30px; 
                  background-color: red; 
                  border-radius:20px; 
                  position: relative; 
                  animation-name: example; 
                  animation-duration: 10s; 
                  animation-iteration-count: infinite; 
}

@keyframes example { 
                  0% {background-color:blue; } 
                  25% {background-color:cyan; } 
                  50% {background-color:yellow; } 
                  75% {background-color:red; } 
                  100% {background-color:green; } 
}

<div class="ccbtn"></div>

Sample 2: Animation



CSS:


.ball {
            width: 30px;
            height: 30px;
            border-radius:20px;
            background-color: blue;
            position: relative;
            animation-name: example2;
            animation-duration: 5s;
            animation-iteration-count: 1;
 }

.rock{
             width:300px;
             height:100px;
             background-color:brown;
             border-radius: 0px 10px 0px 0px;
}

@keyframes example2 {
             0%   {left:0px; top:0px;}
             75%  {left:290px; top:0px;}    
             100% {left:300px; top:100px;}
}

<div class="ball"></div>

<div class="rock"> </div>

Rounded Corner Buttons using CSS3

Rounded Corner Buttons using CSS3

There are loads of useful features available in CSS3. Curved edge button is one of the valuable features. Using border-radius attribute we can style the buttons with curved edges. Previously images are used for curved edge button but with new CSS3 we can easily create the curvy edges.

Sample:



CSS for the button:

input{
                     clear:both;
                     width: 100px;
                     height: 30px;
                     border-radius: 20px 20px;
                     background-color:#42b0f4;
                  }

We can create different shapes based on our requirements. We can define the border-radius for the four edges. If we are defining four values then, the top left edge is denoted with the first value and then clockwise edges for the remaining.



CSS for the button:

input{
                     clear:both;
                     width: 100px;
                     height: 30px;
                     border-radius: 20px 0px;
                     background-color:#42b0f4;
                  }

CSS for the button:

input{
                     clear:both;
                     width: 100px;
                     height: 30px;
                     border-radius: 20px 20px 5px 5px;
                     background-color:#42b0f4;
                  }

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Opentext Enterprise Connect

OpenText Enterprise Connect

OpenText Enterprise Connect is a desktop interface to allowing the user to interact with the OpenText Content Suite directly from applications such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat

OpenText Enterprise Connect is similar to MS Office integration in  FileNet.

OpenText Enterprise Connect supports integrations with
  • MS Office Suite
  • MS Outlook
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Windows Explorer
  • IBM Lotus Notes
  • MS Office 365 Desktop Professional


Opentext Brava for Content Suite

OpenText Brava For ContentSuite

Brava! provides access to content in virtually any format without allowing the source file to be edited or downloaded. It enables workers to view the content they need and collaborate with coworkers and external stakeholders all within the business rules so organizations can operate efficiently while meeting compliance and security objectives.

Brava having out of the box integrations with 
  • Sharepoint
  • OpenText Content Suite
  • OpenText Documentum Webtop & D2
  • IBM FileNet
  • IBM Content Navigator

 Features:

  • Universal Viewing
  • Secure File Publishing (TIFF, PDF, CSF) 
  • Document Redaction
  • E-Signature
  • Document Annotation

 3D Support Features (Additional Licensing):

  • Rotate and zoom
  • Explode Assemblies
  • View Cross sections
  • Take Measurements
  • Locate Parts
  • Browse Part Information
  • Share Views
Plase check the link for Brava supported file formats

Opentext Imaging Enterprise Scan

OpenText Imaging Enterprise Scan

OpenText Imaging Enterprise Scan converts the hard copy documents to digital images. It will capture and index from Scanners, FAX, Email, Shared drive and mobile.

OpenText Imaging Enterprise Scan Features:

  • Batch Scanning
  • Ad-hoc Scanning
  • Barcode Scanning
  • Web Interface for distributed scanning
  • Mobile Capture
  • Automatic Document Separation
  • Document Enhancement
  • JScript.NET to extend the functionality

OpenText Imaging Enterprise Scan Source :

  • FAX via Microsoft Office/Lotus Notes
  • Email
  • Shared Drive/Folder

OpenText Imaging Enterprise Scan Output Formats:

  • TIFF
  • PDF
  • Searchable PDF
  • PDF/A-1b

Content Sharing with External Users using IBM Content Navigator

Accessing the content from FileNet Platform by external user feature is supported in the latest version of FileNet CPE. Content will be sh...