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The Mission of OpenNTF is to support the open source projects hosted at OpenNTF.Org. OpenNTF provides the framework to develop open source applications which may be freely distributed.

Browse the catalogs to find the latests releases you're looking for which have been made available under the Apache license or under the GPL license. Browse the project area to find the latest project updates before they have been cleared.


February OpenNTF Webinar: Domino REST API from a Domino Administration Perspective

Jesse Gallagher | 2:33:41 PM Sunday, February 4, 2024 | Full Story and Comments
The Domino REST API (DRAPI) provides a secure REST API to access Domino databases and their data.  Developers love DRAPI because it provides a modern method for updating and enhancing their applications.  It is relatively easy to install, and in just a couple of minutes you have the restapi Domino server task running.  But, because DRAPI runs on the Domino server, Domino Administrators need to become involved with its installation and administration.

To have a production worthy system, there are configuration steps that need to be taken.  Also, there are processes that should be followed when making a Domino database available through DRAPI.  This webinar will provide you with an introduction to DRAPI, showing you how to install, configure and manage it on your Domino servers.

This webinar will take place on February 15 from 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6775266953312498524

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at https://openntf.org/webinars

Repair Café

OpenNTF runs Repair Café sessions in Discord each month.

This month's Repair Café will take place on February 22nd at 11:00 AM New York time. It will be themed as an "Ask Me Anything" session, so you are encouraged to join for general discussion beyond just any immediate problems you're running into.

To join OpenNTF's Discord, visit https://openntf.org/discord

December and January at OpenNTF

Jesse Gallagher | 9:23:12 AM Thursday, January 11, 2024 | Full Story and Comments
One of the things I/we’d like to do at OpenNTF is to compose some summary posts of recent goings-on as appropriate, and this is as good a time as any to kick that off.

(Admittedly, earlier this month would have been a bit better of a time, but it’s been a busy start of the year.)

Project Updates

December saw the introduction of two wholly-new projects on the site:

Search HCL Notes Desktop

This project is an intriguing exercise in using some of the capabilities of the Domino JNA project to do a neat trick in the Notes client. Specifically, it uses Domino JNA’s ability to trawl your workspace to find databases and performs a search across them. This can be much nicer than the global search Notes normally provides, in that this will be your specific set of workspace applications.

You can find the project here.

Team Documents

This project is a new Notes client application, useful for coordinating documents among your team. It highlights the traditional benefits of using Notes quite well, and is ready packaged to be deployed to your server.

You can find the project here.

Webinars and Repair Cafés

Last month, we hosted our now-traditional end-of-year get-togethers for the community on Discord, and this month we’re resuming our Repair Café and Webinar schedule.

Our webinar will take place on January 18th and will be a Deep Dive into Debugging Domino with the Divas and “the Dude”. To find out more, visit the blog post or go to register.

Our Repair Café this month, for any topics, will be on the 25th in our Discord. All are welcome, whether or not you have an immediate problem - we encourage people to talk about interesting problems they solved recently, ask for opinions, or generally discuss the technologies we use.

We have a solid slate of webinars scheduled already pretty much through the end of the year, and we heartily encourage you to join us.

January Webinar: Deep Dive into Debugging Domino with the Divas and “the Dude”

Jesse Gallagher | 2:56:16 PM Wednesday, January 3, 2024 | Full Story and Comments
Debugging Domino has many facets. This session will delve into the do’s and don’ts when debugging Domino, whether it be administration issues or application issues. Don’t panic, instead come to this session. Learn from these industry experts who have spent many years debugging and resolving real-world problems in almost every aspect of Domino you can imagine.

This session will walk you through where to start, how to avoid common mistakes, the significance of properly scoping problems, essentials for troubleshooting administration or application design issues, how to work hand-in-hand with HCL support and demonstrate the full life cycle of effective incident management and resolution. This fast-paced session will provide MANY MANY examples along the way as we go through the journey of successful debugging and problem resolution.

You will gain insights into what should be regularly monitored and why this is advantageous and essential for problem identification and resolution. You will also learn why documentation is crucial to any successful debugging and how paramount communication is when chaos ensues.

Put your “learning hats” on, it’s going to be an adventurous ride!

This webinar will take place on January 18th from 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6208945896861947484

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at https://openntf.org/webinars

Repair Cafés

OpenNTF runs Repair Café sessions in Discord each month.

This month's Repair Café will take place on January 25th at 11:00 AM New York time.

To join OpenNTF's Discord, visit https://openntf.org/discord

December 2023 OpenNTF End-of-Year Celebration

Jesse Gallagher | 9:03:46 AM Wednesday, December 6, 2023 | Full Story and Comments
Once again, we would like you to come together to celebrate our community at the end of the year. We think our community is really a very special group of friends and colleagues, so join us, be you a customer, a partner, a vendor, an HCLer, or a former member of the community. Everyone is welcome!

We will host the happy hours on GotoMeeting. Bring your favorite beverage and celebrate the holidays with friends!

GotoMeeting links and will be listed on https://openntf.org/webinars before the events begin. All events will occur on Wednesday, December 20th for the listed time zones.

Our first happy hour will be in Europe, Middle East and Africa, at
   4:00 PM in UK
   5:00 PM in Europe
   6:00 PM in Israel, Finland and South Africa
   7:00 PM in Moscow

Our second happy hour will be in the Americas, at
   2:00 PM in the Pacific time zone
   3:00 PM in the Mountain time zone
   4:00 PM in the Central time zone
   5:00 PM in the Eastern time zone
  7:00 PM in Rio, Chile and Argentina

Join one of them, or join all of them! We hope to see you then.

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at https://openntf.org/webinars

November OpenNTF Webinar: HCL Sametime v12

Jesse Gallagher | 9:29:25 AM Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | Full Story and Comments
In this session we will talk about real life implementation challenges around Sametime 12.0.1.

For both, Docker and Kubernetes deployments, we will cover topics like LDAPs and LTPA configurations, using an IDP, integrating Sametime in Verse and Connections, migrating buddylists and existing Sametime MongoDb data, running MongoDb inside a Kubernetes Cluster, etc.

Our speakers will be Erik Schwalb and Herwig Schauer.

Erik Schwalb works as a Technical Advisor at HCL Technologies Germany GmbH, where he is responsible for consulting and sales of the HCL Digital Solutions portfolio with a focus on Domino, Sametime and Connections. He has 30 years of experience in various technical sales roles at Lotus, IBM and HCL.

Erik started working with Sametime in version 1 and later co-authored the Lotus Sametime 2.0 Deployment Guide. More recently he created a monitoring solution for HCL Sametime 11.6 Meetings on Docker and keeps his hands-on experience current by maintaining the HCL Sametime Sandbox and other Sametime environments

Herwig W. Schauer ('Wickerl') works as a Technical Lead at HCL Lab-Services and is based in Austria. Looking back at more than 25 years in the services business, being with Lotus Professional Services as well as almost 20 years at IBM Software Group Services, he joined HCL Lab-Services in 2020 and currently primarily supports several Austrian key customer accounts through the Advanced Technical Services (ATS) program.

This webinar will take place on November 16th from 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9138088852087123030

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at https://openntf.org/webinars

Repair Cafés

OpenNTF runs Repair Café sessions in Discord each month.

The Developer Repair Café for this month took place on November 9th at 11 AM New York Time.

The Admin Repair Café will take place on November 30th at 11 AM New York time.

To join OpenNTF's Discord, visit https://openntf.org/discord

Announcing the OpenNTF Board 2023-24

Paul S Withers | 3:05:05 PM Tuesday, October 10, 2023 | Full Story and Comments
We are pleased to announce the new OpenNTF board. We have four Member Directors who still have one year on their tenure:
Doug Robinson
Jesse Gallagher
Serdar Basegmez
Heiko Voigt
Kim Greene
The following Member Directors have been elected to a two-year tenure starting this year:
Dan Dumont
Paul Withers
Oliver Busse
Graham Acres

The following Contributor Directors have been elected for a year:
Roberto Boccadoro
Keith Brooks
Chris Bekas

We are thankful for the work of Howard Greenberg who has decided to step down from the board. The new board will take up their positions for the first board meeting on 11th October, when we will elect the Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary positions for the coming year.

October OpenNTF Webinar: Domino Leap

Jesse Gallagher | 7:41:57 AM Tuesday, October 3, 2023 | Full Story and Comments
Learn about the latest with Domino Leap and Leap.  You’ll hear about the admin dashboard, the ability to define custom widgets, new deployment options and other new cool things.  The session will focus on new features, where the product is heading and provide several demos.

Our speaker will be Marty Lechleider, the product manager for HCL Leap and Domino Leap and responsible for the company's plans in the citizen developer space. Prior to HCL has been in numerous product management position at IBM. Early in his career, he started as a Lotus employee selling Lotus products and then moved into product marketing.

This webinar will take place on October 19th from 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1639745005713290333

You can also access information about and recordings of all of our webinars at https://openntf.org/webinars

Repair Cafés

OpenNTF runs Repair Café sessions in Discord each month.

The Developer Repair Café for this month will take place on October 12th at 11 AM New York Time.

The Admin Repair Café will take place on October 26th at 11 AM New York time.

To join OpenNTF's Discord, visit https://openntf.org/discord

Announcing the 2023 OpenNTF Blogathon

Graham Acres | 12:55:59 PM Friday, September 29, 2023 | Full Story and Comments

Blogging was a thing in the recent past that was used as a way to have a voice in a community. Many in our community will say that they used their blog as a way to remember things for themselves, and have had the experience where when searching for an answer to a problem have been presented with their own blog post in a set of Google search results!


As tools have changed blogging isn’t as common anymore, but the need to solve problems remains. While one can get a lot of answers from Stack Overflow there is a place for blogging as a way to help others, demonstrate expertise and share answers to problems you’ve solved yourself.


The OpenNTF Blogathon is a community event to encourage as many members of our community as possible to start sharing your knowledge / ideas / solutions / questions again. You can write on any topic and for any length, but we suggest that people who are just getting started to keep it small to begin with. A lot of little tips and tricks will eventually turn into a comprehensive reference for the community.


It’s not just blogging. YouTube videos count too. Whatever way you like to document and share something you have learned with the community is great!


If you don’t already have a blog, you can send your post to OpenNTF and we can post it to our blog on your behalf, or post a video on our YouTube channel to share. If you would like to start a blog, we recommend using GitHub Pages.


It is really important for us to underscore that any kind of sharing is relevant and any kind of content is useful. Share what you know! Do not let the idea that someone else has already written on a particular topic deter you from also writing on that topic. Seeing the same problem from a different perspective is always helpful.


For everyone who participates OpenNTF will amplify your post(s) on Discord and Collaboration Today, and will send you a digital badge.


To participate, after you have your content ready, post a link on the OpenNTF Discord server, in the #blogathon channel. Or contact us there if you have content that you would like OpenNTF to host for you.


Plus, this counts if you are considering a nomination as an HCL Ambassador, and the nomination period opens in October.


Contact us on Discord for more information.


OpenNTF Digital Badges

Graham Acres | 12:27:07 PM Friday, September 29, 2023 | Full Story and Comments

Recognizing members of our community that have done something useful for the community itself has been one of the topics on the top of our heads as Directors this year.


We talked extensively about this in various Board Meetings and the unanimous consensus was that OpenNTF needed to do something to recognize the individuals who make a contribution, be that by submitting a project or a snippet, speaking in our webinars and in general doing voluntary work for the benefit of the community. We thought about several alternatives and we ended up with two options, which we submitted to the Annual General Meeting in June 2023.


The first option was to give out something tangible, a shirt, a mug, a USB key…. any kind of thing that you might receive at a conference or user group meeting that has a logo on it. While these are fun, we all already have piles of these items that sit unused and gathering dust.


The second option was to issue digital badges, like HCL does with Ambassadors and people who pass a certification exam. This option requires some work on our side, but has the advantage of being virtual.


The consensus from the AGM was to go with the second option.


As a result, we have developed a set of digital badges to hand out to recognize contributions to the community.


We have started with 4 designs, with a 5th to come shortly:


  • Contributor This goes to individuals who contribute a Project to OpenNFT.
  • Weibnar Presenter This goes to anyone who presents at an OpenNTF webinar.
  • CT Moderator This goes to the people who help with the operation of and moderating content for the Collaboration Today website.
  • Director This goes to anyone who volunteers to sit a term on the OpenNTF Board.

This list is not immutable and we may add other categories as we deem necessary or according to suggestions our members may give us. We issue digital badges using Canvas Badges (https://badgr.com) which is the same used by HCL for Ambassadors and exam badges.


Below are the badges we will issue.


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September OpenNTF Webinar: Domino SSL Implementation and Renewal, A Survivor's Guide

Jesse Gallagher | 12:05:28 PM Thursday, September 14, 2023 | Full Story and Comments
With the industry standard limiting SSL/TLS certificates to a one year expiration date, a streamlined approach is needed now more than ever to keep your sites secure. In this session Avery Shaffer will be covering tips and tricks for administrators to easily update their newly purchased SSL key across their environments through the certificate store, with an aside on those who are still on 11 and older or prefer to place the certificates on the server directly. Sections will also go over issues their team has encountered with incomplete certificate chains, errors when updating “free” certificates through the certstore, how SNI saves you on IP allocations, and a brief overview on how to install the certificate store on Domino 12 environments.

Our speaker will be Avery Shaffer, a Senior Systems Administrator at Prominic.NET.

This webinar will take place on September 21st from 11:00 AM (New York time) to 12:30 PM.

To register for this webinar, go to https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7349618839505050712


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