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Digital Solutions | March 16, 2021
HCL Domino v12: The 4 New Security Features You’ve Been Waiting for
While no platform is immune to the possibility of hacking, the question I would pose is: Has your Domino infrastructure ever been hacked?  Didn’t think so. It’s probably boring to say that the most straight forward answer is HCL Domino is rock solid on security.   When set up correctly and optimised, HCL Domino is the most secure platform of its type.  It’s true though.  Reliable and secure is a good thing. A very good thing.  The HCL Domino v12 beta is out now.  If you haven't already tried it, it's free for all existing licensed Domino customers.  It's waiting there in flexnet for you to download and try it out!  It's the first time a beta of this type is in existence and it has multiple interactions (we're currently on beta 2; beta 3 is scheduled for the end of March. Register here to join us for the beta 3 webinar. What I really love about it is the almost instantaneous feedback from the beta forum, from those in charge of development.  Domino v12 is scheduled for full release in Q2 of this year.  (June 2021 timeframe is given at the moment). Read an overview of what’s coming here. Here's is a list of all the NEW NATIVE security features coming in Domino v12 and there's a whole host of them: Automating certificate management  Time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication  Enforce internet password lockout based on IP address  TLS 1.0 is disabled by default  Support for PEM-formatted TLS host keys and certificates  Two new curves supported for TLS 1.2 ciphers that use ECDHE for forward secrecy New template signing ID uses 2048-bit keys NRPC port encryption supports forward secrecy using X25519 Import internet certificates that contain unsupported critical extensions Suppress key rollover alerts during ID vault synchronization New Query Vault command options Support for SameSite cookie  Also note native support for DKIM is planned in the 12.0.x timeline. (Again natively, you can achieve DKIM with third party mail gateways). We could argue about which are the best and more important ones here, but I'm going to concentrate on the 4 new security features in Domino v12 that...
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Digital Solutions | March 1, 2021
The Low Down on HCL Domino v12 Beta 2 and Beta 3
A month ago we released the first beta drop of HCL Domino v12 and we’re excited to see such a high level of engagement among our customers, ambassadors and business partners. Two weeks ago, we announced the drop of Beta 2 and hosted a webinar with an overwhelming number of live questions — 118 to be exact! If you missed the webinar, you can catch the replay here. We also picked the most popular questions about our beta program and v12 , and have published those — along with the answers — here.   To keep up with this exciting momentum, please join us at our next webinar about beta 3 on March 30, at 10AM ET. Register here. Beta 3 will be the last beta drop before the v12 release, so don’t miss your chance to participate and help us shape the future of HCL Domino! In fact, don’t wait for the next beta drop. All existing customers are automatically entitled to download the software packages from Flexnet today. We look forward to your feedback. Beta Q&A  Still have unanswered questions about the beta? Submit them in the beta forum. Q: Is there a way to tell if issues raised in the beta forum are included/fixed in beta 2 or 3?  A: The list of SPRs fixed in beta2 can be found in the release notes. Please see here. Q: When can we expect the 64-bit standard client?  A: Our plan is to start with the basic Notes client first in v12 beta 3, and then release the 64-bit standard client in a beta post v12 GA. Q: Is the C-API toolkit updated and available as part of this beta?  A: We released the C-API toolkit for v11 and will update for v12 post release. Q: Is two-factor authentication available?  A: Yes, feel free to try it out today!  Q: If I load the beta on my system, will upgrading to v12 Prod work?  A: When going from the beta version to the GA version, we recommend uninstalling the beta and installing v12 as a clean new install. Q: Is there a backlog of undo/redo?  A:...
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Digital Solutions | January 20, 2021
Start Your Engines! HCL Domino v12 Beta is Here! Are You Ready?
If you joined us at Digital Week 2020, you’ve probably heard about the preview of Domino v12. (It was the most popular session of the event!) Now that the release of v12 is around the corner, we would like to provide all current customers an exclusive preview. Today, we’re officially launching the first public beta of Domino v12!   We are inviting you to join this beta program and take part in shaping the future of our product, helping us deliver the best-ever product experience! All existing Domino customers are automatically entitled and will be able to download the required software packages from Flexnet today. (See below for Q&A.)  The goal of the Domino v12 Beta Program is for our community of beta participants to conduct an honest, constructive, and thoughtful review and testing of the Domino v12 beta software, which includes HCL Domino V12 , HCL Notes V12 , HCL Domino Designer & Admin V12 and HCL Traveler V12   In the first phase of the beta program, we are delivering the following components:   Domino on Docker Domino for Windows, Linux, AIX Traveler for Windows, Linux, AIX Notes Standard for Windows   Notes Standard for Mac   Designer and Admin Client   At a later stage of the beta program, we will be providing Domino and Traveler for IBMi. In v12 Beta 1, we are supporting English and 15 language translations:  Arabic Brazilian Portuguese Czech Dutch French German Italian Japanese Korean Polish Russian Swedish Spanish Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese  Beta participants, please let us know how you think about the product by submitting your feedback in our beta forum. For general input and new ideas or feature enhancement requests, please use the Domino ideas forum here.   v12 Beta 1 Highlights  Domino  Reduce your total cost of ownership by using DAOS tier 2 objects across servers   A wide range of security improvements including: - Two Factor Authentication (TOTP) - Automated SSL/TLS certificate management with built-in support for Let’s Encrypt - Implementing IP based blocking of failed authentication attempts based on this idea - And many more Automate your Domino server installation and initial...
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Digital Solutions | November 5, 2020
Remotely Debugging Java Applications with Domino 11
For Domino customers on v9 or 10, you might be familiar with debugging a Java agent remotely on IBM JVM using the following server ini’s and set Port 8000 in Debug Configuration from the Designer client: JavaEnableDebug=1 JavaDebugOptions=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=8000  This will work up to Domino v10 but not on Domino v11. In fact, doing so will cause it to crash! This article is going to help developers looking for a way to debug Java agents remotely on Domino v11. The pre-requisites are:  Domino v11 or above on Windows Server 2016 / 2019. HCL Domino Console. Notes, Designer and Administrator Client v11 or above. Java agent to be debugged. Any Web Browser to run Java agent.  Domino v11 uses OpenJDK. With the above ini's enabled, both the JVMs would attempt to bind to same port (8000) and the second process that attempts to bind to this port would fail and crash. To overcome this problem, the idea is to remove the Port 8000 from the Debug and attach it to some other random Port.  First, you will need to add the below ini’s to the server’s notes.ini.   JavaEnableDebug=1  JavaDebugOptions=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n  Note that we are not binding the Debug to Port 8000 by omitting address=8000, as compared to ini which was set on earlier version of Domino.  The JVM will then pick a random port. To know the random Port number, simply quit and load http or run your Java agent from web browser and check the console from HCL Domino Console Program. You will need to restart http task after adding those ini’s to make it work.  Note down this Port number somewhere as you would need it in next step. (The server console in the Administrator Client doesn’t show the Port number information.) With your Port number, you are going to bind to the Debug from the Designer client. Go to Tools menu > Debug Server-side Javascript > Manage Debug Configuration You should land on the Debug Configuration window. Here you need to mention the Port number which you noted down from the HCL Domino Console...
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Digital Solutions | October 8, 2020
HCL Domino Notes Client 11 New Feature
Last January 2020, we launched a new version of Domino Notes Client (V11) which contains cleaner and modernized UI, minimalist menus, simplified forms and user experience improvements for Mail.   Under Modernized UI Notes Client V11 appearance has changed the new color scheme and design. Notes Client UI focused on Simplicity so that it will be more user friendly.  Also, for user experience Improvements, we focused on Progressive disclosure to show the advanced features and actions as the user needs them.  Finally, we focused on Notes Client performance to be faster and more stable to increase effectiveness of the user.  In addition to the aforementioned enhancements, new features are also made available in response to the feedbacks and requests from our customers.  What’s New in Notes v 11  Export to PDF - You can now export emails and documents to PDF from the HCL Notes Client. 24+ hour meeting support - Meetings that are longer than 24 hours are now supported by the HCL Notes® Calendar. Three Click Support - Three click support adds a level of security when a user opens an attachment within an email. Network resiliency improvements - When there is no network connection (when the cable is unplugged or the wireless is unavailable), the Notes client responds with an error message. Previously, the client would freeze before timing out - now, the error message appears right away. Synched release schedule - Starting with this release, Sametime and Notes follow the same release schedule. TLS 1.2 support for SAML - Notes and Embedded Sametime now support TLS 1.2 with Notes Federated login (SAML). This enhancement is a result of upgrading the XULRunner browser within Notes to the latest version (which supports TLS 1.2). MAC 64-bit uninstaller - The uninstaller provided for Notes 11 on Mac is now 64-bit. This change is made because Apple will no longer support a...
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Digital Solutions | September 15, 2020
Project Eleven: Get the Most Out of Domino with Easy Direct Upgrades
HCL is fully committed to enabling you and your organization to maximize the value you get from the Domino and Sametime platforms today and in the future.   In the latest release of Domino v11.0.1, we’ve delivered innovative new capabilities such as low-code app dev and integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We’ve also launched a brand new Sametime meetings solution over the last two years. The response from customers and business partners has been unanimously positive!    Today, we’re excited to announce, “Project Eleven,” a new program designed to help every Domino and Sametime customer running on releases prior to v11 have a smooth upgrade experience. As part of the HCL Digital Solutions Academy, Project Eleven’s goal is to enable you to:   Go straight to Domino v11.0.1: HCL now supports direct upgrades from any of Domino version prior to v11. Whether you’re on v8, v9, or older, you can go straight to v11.0.1 with no additional steps necessary. Experience the latest version of Sametime risk-free: Secure meetings and data privacy are the most important features in today’s environment. Sametime meetings runs on Cloud Native technologies allowing you to auto scale as needed. Experience our brand new, highly secure, scalable video meetings and enterprise chat risk-free. Augment your skills today: Attend our online training sessions and get best-in-class support and training from a technical advocate in your local language. We’re rolling out more than 40 webinars and workshops and new articles, cookbooks, and help guides. Speak to a technical expert: Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled technical advisors to understand your options and create an upgrade plan that’s right for you.    Check out the new Project Eleven webpage to find all the resources you need to make your upgrade worry-free.                                             
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