Recovering diskspace Windows  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/2/24 11:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Several gigabyte of data can be lost on your domino server but with this amer trick this can easily be recovered. I will continue the theme as the blog post Kim Greene did The major problem for me on windows servers is not actually files that ends with .tmp it’s files that start with EO and ends with TM.

SAML Login redirections problem in Domino 12 -  

By Fredrik Norling | 10/3/23 2:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Before we dive into the problem, let’s briefly understand the SAML authentication process within HCL Domino: User requests access: A user attempts to access a resource (e.g., a web application) protected by SAML authentication. Identity Provider (IdP) initiation: The user is redirected to an Identity Provider (IdP) for authentication. The IdP can be an external service or a SAML-enabled component within Domino itself. Authentication: The user logs in at the IdP. Upon successful authentication, the IdP generates a SAML assertion, a digitally signed XML document containing authentication information. SAML assertion delivery: The SAML assertion is sent back to the Domino server. Domino server validation: Domino verifies the SAML assertion’s authenticity and extracts user identity information. User redirection: If the SAML authentication is successful, Domino redirects the user to the requested resource. The Samesite Cookie Issue The problem arises at step 6 in the SAML authentication process. Users are not being redirected as expected, and this issue is attributed to a relatively new feature in web browsers called “Samesite.”

Time matters with SAML -  

By Fredrik Norling | 6/5/23 2:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Keeping you servers time synked is important for server operations to keep running smoothly. And if you are using SAML it’s crucial because if your servers time drifts away you will get BAD SAML REQUEST and your users can’t login. To find out if this is the problem add DEBUG_SAML=31 (Set it to 0 to turn it off) in your notes ini and look for this entry.

SVG Images not working in older Domino releases  

By Fredrik Norling | 2/17/23 4:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

By default svg images doesn’t work in older versions of Domino like version 9.01, 10 perhaps even 11 I have verified in version 12 and there it work fine without problems. Luckily there is an easy fix, in the Domino data directory there is a file httpd.cnf open up this file add add this line below i.e the Images section, placement isn’t important. AddType .svg image/svg+xml # SVG format

Quest for SAML to everybody continues  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/23/23 2:10 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

My article regarding debugging SAML on HCL Domino is updated today with 2 points What is the SP certificate used for What can be wrong when you get a login loop Check it out in the article

Certificate Information tool   

By Fredrik Norling | 1/17/23 2:40 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

SSL certificates, SAML certificates, Signing certificates the number is long of different kinds of certificates and you might need to check the name of a certificate, the start or end date or perhaps the thumbprint. I use the tool mainly to get end dates of certificates sent to me from customers because I hate when they expire and need to be changed without any preparation. And the worst kind that most administrators often miss is the certificates that is auto created i.e. in ADFS servers, Azure Enterprise apps, Okta

Debugging SAML setups in HCL Domino   

By Fredrik Norling | 3/25/22 4:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If SAML doesn’t work you will probably get Bad SAML Request [/names.nsf?SAMLLogin] in the Domino server console. The first thing you need to do is to add some debug parameters to Domino, the easiest way is to write them on the domino console but you can add the directly into notes.ini or using the configuration document in the Name & adressbook.

Domino Data transfer between servers a different way |  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/6/19 10:25 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino has several ways of sending data or documents between servers the most common ways are as you all know replication. In another environments you might want to use an webservice.

Posting to Microsoft teams from using Lotusscript  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/15/19 1:43 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

With the new HTTP classes in Domino 10 and lotusscript sending a message to a Microsoft teams group is very simple. first you need to enable your microsoft teams group to accept posts this is done by adding a incoming webhook to the teams channel

IBM Domino and GDPR, what is this?  

By Fredrik Norling | 4/4/18 4:29 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

On the 25th of May this year a new set of rules come in affect for companies that deal with European citizens. This will give some basic rights to people and the information related to them. This will affect all companies in EU or working against EU, so if you are an US based company but have customers inside EU you are affected by this.

A small list for the environment  

By Fredrik Norling | 12/5/17 2:42 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino 2025 Jam is coming up tomorrow in Sweden and I will attend and see how this event will affect the future of the IBM Domino environment. I’ve created a list of things that I think would be good to have for the future. So here is the list in no specific order for now I will probably come back and update this post more.

IBM Domino to be or not to be  

By Fredrik Norling | 8/29/16 3:21 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

The last week after MWLUG there has been numerous blog posts about Domino. No roadmap IBM is killing Domino, there is no future for Domino, IBM haven’t released any new releases since 9.01. That is not true at all, if we look at what has been released since 9.0.1 came to market. IBM Domino customers have received 6 fixpacks but they are not only fixpacks they are feature packs.

Adding OpenNTF extensions the simple way into your IBM Notes client  

By Fredrik Norling | 6/5/16 2:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

There is several ways how to add extensions into the IBM Notes client. But the best and simplest way that I have found is to do it this way. Download the prefered Addon in my case I select the OpenNTF IBM XPages extension library, download the latest version to your computer.

Xpage – Exception Notes error: You are not authorized to perform that operation  

By Fredrik Norling | 5/12/16 5:44 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

The first you think when you see this is that you don’t have access in the ACL or that the document has reader or author name fields that is blocking you from updating the document. But there is another option on the database that can give this problem.

IBM Connect and what I would like to be announced  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/30/15 5:43 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I usually write a little post about what I would like to see an announcement about in January

IBM Domino and Java problem with old applets  

By Fredrik Norling | 5/25/15 8:48 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

All the old Java applets that is YES in some old apps not yet converted used got another problem today. They are now blocked by Oracle because the code signing certificate is outdated, it seams like when they where updated to work with Java 1.7 45 the person who resigned them did that with an old certificate and now that cert is outdated and has been so for 1 month.

News from IBM ConnectED15  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/26/15 1:36 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Some of the news from IBM ConnectED 2015

Setting up a sFTP server to be used with an existing Domino SSL certificate  

By Fredrik Norling | 12/8/14 12:37 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

With the new way of creating SSL certs for Domino a new opportunity occurred to me and actually it worked great. Because we create the certificates using OpenSSL the generated Key and certificate can actually be used on the same server to setup a sFTP server.

Some performance tips for your Domino / XPages servers  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/20/14 8:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Johnny Oldenburger

When your applications has grown very big you might face a problem with performance in this case I had a customer with quite a large crm system that in some cases got very high disk io but the cpu didn’t spike.So what I did was I increased the memory available for the XPage runtime JVM using HTTPJVMMaxHeapSize.

How to get plugins working again after installing 9.0.1 FP2 IF2  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/5/14 8:57 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

The new IF2 for fickpack2 in the Client seams to mess up the locally installed plugin in the Designer client somehow. But there is an easy fix to that. Close down the client and navigate to the workspace\applications\eclipse folder and delete everything in it (You should probably make a backup before ;-) )

Maximum file upload size in Domino all the places to edit  

By Fredrik Norling | 9/11/14 2:37 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If you ever wanted to increase the file upload size in Domino you have probably seen that there are several places to update depending on the configuration. I was increasing this on a server this week and missed one of the places and couldn’t understand where I missed, Per-Henrik Lausten pointed me what I missed. So I though I would write a post about this I might help someone else, or help me the next time I forget.

Setup a Free Git server with Domino Credentials in a few minutes  

By Fredrik Norling | 5/29/14 6:12 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Today I’m going to show you hav to setup you own internal Free Git server in five minutes. Make sure that you have java version 7 installed in you windows server. JRE or JDK any version works. If you don’t have one goto and install the a java jre.

If you ever used .copytodatabase with a replicated or clustered Domino  

By Fredrik Norling | 9/6/12 1:11 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I had a strange problem with documents that disappears in a replicated or clustered environment. A more deep investigation lead to the discovery of deletion stubbs being created days/weeks/months before the document even was created, Strange. Documents getting create date the same as the original document.