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IBM Connections Widget Setup

Basic instructions for adding Kudos Boards Docker widgets into IBM Connections on-premise environments

Community Widget

Check out the widgets-config.xml file.

ProfilesConfigService.checkOutWidgetConfig("/LCCheckedOut", AdminControl.getCell())

Edit the widgets-config.xml file. Under the section, then under , then within add the following.

<!-- BUZZY -->
<widgetDef defId="Buzzy" modes="view fullpage" url="https://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/connections/communityWidget.xml" themes="wpthemeNarrow wpthemeWide wpthemeBanner" uniqueInstance="true">
    <item name="resourceId" value="{resourceId}"/>
<!-- END BUZZY -->

Check in the widgets-config.xml file.


Activity Stream widget

Access Homepage->Administrator

Select the following:

  • Open Social Gadget
  • Trusted and Use SSO
  • Show for Activity Stream events
  • All servers

Click the Add Mapping button.

Add a Mapping for the Kudos Boards service to the Kudos client. Ensure OAuth Client is set to conn-ee and the Service name is Kudos Boards. Click the Ok button

Enter The following:

Field Value
Title Buzzy Activity Stream
URL Address http://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/connections/gadget.xml
Secure URL Address https://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/connections/gadget.xml
ICON URL http://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/ico/favicon-32x32.png
ICON SECURE URL https://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/ico/favicon-32x32.png


  • Use IBM Connections specific tags
  • Opened by default

Select the following Prerequisites:

  • oauthprovider
  • webresources
  • oauth
  • opensocial

Scroll down and Click Save

Register Widget

Required for IBM Connections 6.0 CR1 onwards


NewsWidgetCatalogService.addWidget(title="Buzzy", url="http://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/connections/communityWidget.xml" ,secureUrl="https://<BUZZY_URL>/assets/connections/communityWidget.xml", categoryName=WidgetCategories.NONE, isHomepageSpecific=0, isDefaultOpened=0, multipleInstanceAllowed=0, isGadget=0, policyFlags=[GadgetPolicyFlags.TRUSTED], prereqs=['communities'], appContexts=["IWIDGETS"])