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Connections Apps Menu

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Add to Apps Menu

  • If you have not customised the apps.jsp file for your connections environment, please make a copy of the file.

    • You can access the file from:

      <WAS_home>/profiles/<profile_name>/installedApps/<cell_name>/Homepage.ear/homepage.war/nav/templates/menu
      
    • Paste the copy into the common\nav\templates subdirectory in the customization directory:

      <installdir>\data\shared\customization\common\nav\templates\menu\apps.jsp
      
  • To add the Kudos Boards App Link add the following lines towards the bottom of the apps.jsp file before the </table> element

    --%><tr><%--
      --%><th scope="row" class="lotusNowrap"><%--
        --%><img width="16" src="https://kudosboards.com/img/logo-small.png" /><%--
        --%><a href="https://kudosboards.com/auth/connections/[CONNECTIONS_HOSTNAME_BASE64]"><%--
          --%><strong><fmt:message key="connections.component.name.kudos.boards" /></strong><%--
        --%></a><%--
      --%></th><%--
      --%><td class="lotusNowrap lotusLastCell"><%--
        --%><a href="https://kudosboards.com/auth/connections/[CONNECTIONS_HOSTNAME_BASE64]?redirect_to=/todos/assigned"><%--
          --%><fmt:message key="label.menu.kudos.boards.todos" /><%--
        --%></a><%--
      --%></td><%--
      --%><td class="lotusNowrap lotusLastCell"><%--
        --%><a href="https://kudosboards.com/auth/connections/[CONNECTIONS_HOSTNAME_BASE64]?redirect_to=/boards/templates/public"><%--
          --%><fmt:message key="label.menu.kudos.boards.templates" /><%--
        --%></a><%--
      --%></td><%--
    --%></tr><%--
    

    Where [CONNECTIONS_HOSTNAME_BASE64]is

    • your Connections hostname base64 encoded. E.g.
      connections.example.com => Y29ubmVjdGlvbnMuZXhhbXBsZS5jb20=
      There are many free online services to do this, ie here

  • Save and close the file

  • Add the Kudos Boards Strings for the Apps Menu

    • Download the strings files and extract the files to the Connections strings customisation directory:

      <CONNECTIONS_CUSTOMIZATION_PATH>/strings
      
    • Note: Please append the lines to the files if they already exist. Extra languages can also be added

  • The changes will take effect when the cluster(s) are restarted