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Adding sources to the Communities catalog

Add sources to make HCL Connections communities available to users in the Communities catalog.

To add sources, you must log in to HCL Connections as the catalog administrator. For more information, see Configuring the Communities catalog administrator.

Sources are connections to servers or clusters that contain IBM® Connections communities. The servers publish metadata about their communities and places, and sources collect that metadata in an index. Community metadata then displays in lists of communities in the I'm an Owner, I’m a Member, I’m Following, I’m Invited, Trash, and My Organization Communities views. By default, metadata is collected automatically on a schedule, but you can control collections for each source.

Note: Only places metadata is collected, not the actual community or place content.

  1. To add sources to the Communities catalog, complete the following steps.
  2. Click any option under Communities and then click the Administration tab.

  3. Click Add Source.

  4. Enter the name by which the source is identified in the Name field.

  5. In the User field, enter the name of the administrator that is used in authentication.

  6. In the Password field, enter the password that the administrator uses for authentication.

  7. Enter the address of the server that provides the seedlist in Server URL field.

  8. View the known seedlist postfixes portion of the seedlist URL in the Type field, and change it if necessary.

    Note: The seedlist URL is the URL composed automatically by concatenating the server URL and the known seedlist postfixes. In most HCL Connections installations, the composed URL is correct and there is no need to change it.

  9. Select how frequently this source is crawled for new data to collect in the Collect every field, and then click OK.

For information about managing Communities catalog sources, see Managing Communities catalog sources.

Parent topic:Managing the Communities catalog