Connections File Sync For Mac (and Windows)

Last week IBM shipped the new Mac Desktop client for IBM Connections which is downloadable from Greenhouse.  It fully supports the syncing of files for on premises Connections servers as well as Cloud servers.   I have tested the File Sync features against one of my own servers as I’m very impressed. You must first configure your server to support File Sync and the instructions for that are here but essentially you need to edit files-config.xml by doing

wsadmin -lang jython -username iscusername -password iscpassword

execfile(“filesAdmin.py”)

FilesConfigService.checkOutConfig(“location”,AdminControl.getCell())

then go find the files-config.xml file and edit it using a text editor.  Look for and edit this section (my example below)

<fileSync enabled="true"> true" url="http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/dw/ibm/connections/IBMConnectionsMSDesktop.zip"/> true"/> </fileSync>

Then check the file back in using

FilesConfigService.checkInConfig(“”)

Once this is checked in, sync the nodes and restart the Files App. Now the Mac Desktop client can be downloaded and installed.  The users shouldn’t try add the server in their client until Files Sync is enabled or it will have to be re-added.  So what happens once it’s installed

Setup accounts for your Connections servers , either on premises on Cloud. You must choose Basic authentication for on premises servers.

Setup accounts for your Connections servers , either on premises on Cloud. You must choose Basic authentication for on premises servers.

 

My Finder in Mac now has a folder for my Connections server.  I named the folder when I configured the server and I can have multiple folders for multiple servers

My Finder in Mac now has a folder for my Connections server. I named the folder when I configured the server and I can have multiple folders for multiple servers

Now I can drag and drop files into my sync folder or save files from any application to my sync folder and the desktop application will upload the file in the background, creating new or adding a new version

Once a file is set up for sync, it will continue to sync until you choose to disable sync for it.

Synced Files

Of course this is also available for Windows desktop clients here ..

2 thoughts on “Connections File Sync For Mac (and Windows)

  1. The lack of Mac desktop file sync was a key factor leading us last year to migrate from on-premises Notes/Domino/Quickr to Google Apps instead of SmartCloud. Glad to see it’s finally live.

  2. This is good…long (too long) time coming but better late than never…Gab, let’s upgrade!

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