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IBM Notes/Domino/ICAA/Traveler 10.0.1 + Verse 1.0.6 + AppDev Pack 1.0 have arrived- 18 December 2018 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 18 December 2018

Today IBM has shipped V10.0.1 of IBM Notes & Domino.
Although this is just a 'dot' release it includes a number of important improvements such as:
  • IBM Notes Client V10.0.1 is now including Panagenda MarvelClient
  • IBM Notes Client V10.0.1 for Mac, including an embedded IBM JVM which is important due to FAQ on Oracle Java Licensing
  • IBM Domino AppDev Pack 1.0 is released (eGA), earlier it was a beta version only
  • IBM Verse 1.0.6, which btw can now import *.ics files.

Here are the part numbers which you need to use for downloading from Passport Advantage

IBM Notes Client (English only)
Type Operating System Description Part #
Basic Windows IBM Notes 10.0.1 Basic Configuration for Windows English CNXK5EN
Standard Windows IBM Notes 10.0.1 for Windows English CNXK6EN
Standard MacOSX IBM Notes 10.0.1 Mac 64 bit English CNXK7EN
All Client Windows IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin 10.0.1 for Windows English CNXL1EN
ICAA Windows IBM Client Application Access 2.0.1 Windows English CNXL0EN
ICAA MacOSX IBM Client Application Access 2.0.1 Mac English CNY0HEN

IBM Domino Server (English only)
Operating System Description Part #
Windows IBM Domino 10.0.1 64 bit for Windows English CNXL7EN
AIX IBM Domino 10.0.1 64 bit for AIX English CNXL8EN
Linux IBM Domino 10.0.1 64 bit for Linux English CNXL9EN

IBM Verse 1.0.6
Operating System Description Part #
Multiplatform IBM Verse On-Premises V1.0.6 for Domino 9.0.1 Multiplatform Multilingual   CNYC6ML

IBM Domino AppDev Pack
Operating System Description Part #
Linux IBM Domino AppDev Pack 1.0 Linux English CNXJ9EN

IBM Traveler Server
for details see list of IBM Traveler fixes by release
Operating System Description Part #
Windows Traveler Server for Win Fix Central
IBM i Traveler Server for IBMi Fix Central
Linux Traveler Server for Linux Fix Central

IBM Domino Community Client & Server (English only)
Free of charge for non-production environments - Start HERE
Type Operating System Description Size Part # Download
Client Windows IBM Notes Community Client for Non-Production 10.0.1  Windows English
Server Windows IBM Domino Community Server for Non-Production 10.0.1  Windows English
665 MB CNXK0EN         Start HERE
Server Linux IBM Domino Community Server for Non-Production 10.0.1  Linux English

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Enable Apple TouchID support in IBM Verse mobile App for IBM Connections Cloud Users- 22 March 2016 - (0) Comments

Thomas Hampel
 22 March 2016

In general IBM Verse mobile app on iOS supports Apple's TouchID for authentication.
And we might agree that using fingerprints for unlocking phone is not only a convenient way for busy people, its also more secure than a 4 (or 6) digit passcode that anyone can get by shoulder surfing

According to Going Mobile with IBM Verse ( see slide #44 ) this feature seems to be available only for on premises Domino servers so unfortunately IBM Connections Cloud users cant use it.
Well... lets see :)

First some basics

To enable TouchID support In an on premises environment, an admin needs to update the on prem Domino Directory using this template which contains a new tab for IBM Verse Security settings.
Image:Enable Apple TouchID support in IBM Verse mobile App for IBM Connections Cloud Users
Which can be allowed or prohibited...
Image:Enable Apple TouchID support in IBM Verse mobile App for IBM Connections Cloud Users
and of course those settings are applied to a user using Domino policies.
Applying the same policy to a Connections Cloud (hybrid configuration) user unfortunately has no effect. TouchID support will remain disabled.
So far about the simple stuff.

Peeking into Policies and Profiles:

When enabling this setting in an OnPrem environment, a field named "devPapplAppTouchID" is set to "1" in the policy settings document.
Taking a closer look into the user's mail file using NotesPeek the same field name can be found in a profile document called "travelerprofile"
Image:Enable Apple TouchID support in IBM Verse mobile App for IBM Connections Cloud Users
Comparing this traveler profile document of an OnPrem user with a user in Connections Cloud shows that the field does not exist. if this is the only reason for the TouchID not to work, lets try to set it :)

Activate TouchID support for Connections Cloud users

All we need to do is set the field "devPapplAppTouchID" to a value of "1" in the "travelerprofile".
To do that use the following code in an agent or button...

     Dim s As New NotesSession
     Dim profile As NotesDocument
     Set profile = s.CurrentDatabase.GetProfileDocument ("travelerprofile")
     If Not profile.IsNewNote And profile.IsValid Then
             If profile.getitemvalue ("devPapplAppTouchID")(0) = "" Then
                     Call profile.replaceitemvalue ("devPapplAppTouchID","1")
                     Msgbox "TouchID support has been enabled."
             End If
     End If

Once this code runs against the current mail file the missing field is set and a couple of minutes later TouchID support for the IBM Verse App will be enabled on your Phone.
Hint : In case you're working in a local replica, make sure to replicate

Please note the method described above is not officially supported, so please use at your own risk!

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