How do I connect to an ECM server?

After adding the Linked Library app to your community, you must create a connection to an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) server.

Before you begin

You must be logged in as a community owner. You must also have access to the library on the ECM server.

About this task

To use linked libraries, you must log in to both IBM® Connections version 5.5 and the ECM server. When your environment uses single sign-on, logging in to Connections version 5.5 also logs you in to the ECM server. If your environment does not use single sign-on, you must log in to the ECM server separately. Connections version 5.5 prompts you to log in to the ECM server when you open a community with a linked library. If you are prompted to log in to the ECM server and do not know an appropriate user name and password, ask your administrator to provide you with one.

Procedure

To create a connection between your linked library and an ECM server, complete the following steps.

  1. From the Linked Library app, click Connect to Get Started. Alternatively, click the Actions icon Actions icon for the app and select Edit.
  2. In the Server field, enter the URL address of the ECM server. For example http://my.ecm.server:80.
  3. Log in to the ECM server.
    • If your deployment of Connections version 5.5 uses single sign-on, complete one of the following actions:
      Note: Your administrator can set a parameter called useSSO in the library configuration file to true or false. The value of the parameter determines the option that is displayed to you in the user interface.
      • When useSSO is set to false: Leave the Log in with my current credentials check box selected and click Log In to log in with yourConnections version 5.5 user name and password. If the environment does not use single sign-on, you are prompted for the name and password of a user with access to the ECM server.
      • When useSSO is set to true: Click Open.
    • If your deployment does not use single sign-on, clear the Log in with my current credentials check box. Enter the user name and password of a user with access to the ECM server, and then click Log In.
  4. Select a library from the list. You can change this selection later.
  5. Optional: Click the Customize tab to customize the following settings for the linked library:
    • Change the name of the Linked Library that displays in your community by entering a name in the Name field.
    • Select a column and sort order to apply. Columns and sort order options are specified on the ECM server. Your selection determines how the folders and files are sorted in the linked library.
  6. Click Save and Close to save your changes and return to the community.

Results

A link to the library now displays in the Linked Library app. Click the link to start working with files in the library.



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