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Domino XPages namePicker vs Directory Assistance

A common need in Domino applications is a way to add one or more users to a list using their Domino IDs, for example to add additional allowed editors to a document. In the Notes client, this is pretty easy — you select “Use Address dialog for choices” in a drop-down, and optionally check the two boxes to turn on autocomplete. Done. In XPages, it’s nowhere near that simple. The XPages Extension Library — which is now a standard part of Domino — provides a Name Picker componebnt, xe:namePicker.…

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Two OpenLDAP TLS gotchas

The scenario: You’re using CentOS 7 or RHEL 7. You’re using OpenLDAP. You have TLS set up on OpenLDAP. You are trying to perform a query against the server using ldapsearch. Problem #1: You get: ldap_start_tls: Can’t contact LDAP server (-1) ldap_sasl_bind(SIMPLE): Can’t contact LDAP server (-1) Possible solution: You’re using the -Z option (along with -h and -p) to specify the host and port and request TLS.…

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