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Implementing Form Based TAI for the Developer

As identified in another post Full login filter testing for local developer environments, the requirement may arise that developer environments need to fully test implicitLoginFilter without deploying code to another environment.  This post walks thru the code and setup of a form based TAI. Create a new class which implements TrustAssociationInterceptor. In this class we […]

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Implementing Cookie Based TAI for the Developer

As identified in another post Full login filter testing for local developer environments, the requirement may arise that developer environments need to fully test implicitLoginFilter without deploying code to another environment.  This post walks thru the code and setup of a form based TAI. Create a new class which implements TrustAssociationInterceptor. In this class we […]

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Full login filter testing for local developer environments

A majority of enterprise portal implementations utilize some kind of external authentication mechanism. To meet the ever demanding requirements in these same environment the need rises to execute custom code during login process.  Starting in WebSphere Portal 6.1 opened up this capability with the Implicit and Explicit loginfilters. (http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/websphere/library/techarticles/0905_buchwald/0905_buchwald.html) Many environments do not require different code in […]

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IBM WebSphere Portal Self Registration Portlet Available

In previous versions of IBM WebSphere Portal, one missing feature had been the ability for a new user to self register. It was one of the standard checklist items in a Request For Proposal (RFP) – does your system allow for self registration? We spent countless hours building this capability for many, many clients. IBM […]

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Installing WebSphere Portal 8 Part 2

Well, if you a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that I started my WebSphere Portal installation (see Installing WebSphere Portal 8) but forgot to check the system requirements.  So I stopped when Installation Manager told be that Windows Server 2003 was not supported.  Well I got a couple of comments that basically said, […]

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Using Splunk for WebSphere Application Server

Splunk hosted a webinar earlier today on their Splunk for WebSphere Application Server 2.0 application. This is an application they wrote that extends Splunk’s already powerful capabilities to provide WebSphere-specific searches and reports. If you’re not familiar with Splunk, you should take a look. In a nutshell: Your IT infrastructure generates massive amounts of data. […]

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Maven and WebSphere Web Applications (Part 1)

Web Applications are WAR files that include java code and JSP files with a web.xml deployment descriptor that are intended to implement dynamic web functionality (as opposed to static web functionality which uses HTML files). A portal team typically uses this packaging technique for the following artifacts: Portal themes and skins web services iWidgets WebSphere […]

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The Portal URI Resolution Service

WebSphere Portal 6.0.1 introduced a capability called the URI resolution service or POC servlet  or the Resolver Framework depending on where you see it mentioned. The DeveloperWorks article called Accessing portal content with custom URLs is the most recent and informative post I have found describing this service. This service was created to allow non-portal sites in your […]

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The Power of WebSphere Portal Personalization

Personalization (PZN) in WebSphere Portal is one of its most powerful yet overlooked capabilities.  I am surprised how often it is not even considered for everyday scenarios and instead complex custom code is written .  Personalization is often for viewed as simply selecting content from Web Content Management (WCM) based on site areas and matching […]

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IBM Sets Record for Middleware Performance

This may be a portal blog but in at least 4/5 of our projects, we hit a services layer.  We need that data and those transactions to meet user requirements.  So I’m always interested in what’s happening in the middleware fields.  Anyway, eWeek has an article about IBM flexing their middleware muscle while setting new […]

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