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Morgan Patou

Morgan Patou

Documentum – LDAP Config Object “certdb_location” has invalid value

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In a previous blog, I talked about the automation of the LDAP/LDAPs creation. However, the first time that I applied these steps, I actually faced an issue and I couldn’t really get my head around it, at first. This will be a rather short post but I still wanted to share my thoughts because it might avoid you some headache. The issue is only linked to the SSL part of the setup so there is…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Automatic/Silent creation of LDAP/LDAPs Server Config Objects

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If you have been working with Documentum, then you probably already created/configured an LDAP/LDAPs Server Config Object (or several) so that your users can be globally managed in your organization. There are several compatible LDAP Servers so I will just take one (Sun One/Netscpae/iPlanet Directory Server). To create this LDAP/LDAPs Server Config Object, you probably used Documentum Administrator because it’s simple and quick to setup, however that’s not enough for automation. In this blog, I…

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Documentum – Automatic/Silent registration & approval of DFC Clients

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In the past several months, I have been working extensively with several other colleagues on a migration of Documentum from VMs to K8s pods. We have been doing/using silent installations for several years already but there were still several manual tasks for the customization of the repository, deployment of some applications, aso… In this blog, I will talk about what can be done to automate the registration and approval of DFC Clients s o it…

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Morgan Patou

Documentum – Fixing issues with the D2 Privileged Client utility

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In a previous blog, I talked about the D2 utility that can be used to automate the registration, approval and global management of the DFC Client IDs and Privileged Clients. The instructions I gave were the optimal (“normal”) ones… However, in reality, this utility or at least the shell script that is supposed to facilitate its execution is kinda bad. Therefore, if you really want to use it, then you first need to fix it….

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Documentum – Beware of long hostnames for the Docbroker

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Recently, I’ve been facing an issue more and more frequently where a Repository cannot register itself to a local/remote Docbroker. The root cause of the issue is simply that the hostname used for the projection to the Docbroker is too long which prevents the Repository to properly register to it. I’ve seen it recently because when working with Kubernetes, you can pretty quickly end-up with very very long hostnames… The issue isn’t linked to K8s…

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AEM Forms – FIPS 140-2 Support

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Around summer last year, one of the project I was working on started a new integration with AEM Forms for Digital Signatures and Reader Extension components. It was already using AEM Forms before but for other purposes. With this new requirement came new problems (obviously). This project was still using AEM Forms 6.4 JEE on WebLogic Server 12.2.1.3. As mentioned a few times already, our policy is always security by default, unless the customer has…

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Documentum – FQDN Validation on RCS/CFS

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In a previous blog, I talked about the possible usage of K8s Services in place of the default headless/pod name and the issues that it brings. This one can be seen as a continuation since it is also related to the usage of K8s Services to install Documentum but this time with another issue that is specific to a RCS/CFS. This issue & solution might be interesting for you, even if you aren’t using K8s….

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Documentum – Usage of K8s Services to install Documentum?

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In the past several months, we have been extensively working on setting up a CI/CD pipeline for Documentum at one of our customer. As part of this project, we are using Kubernetes pods for Documentum components. In this blog, I will talk about an issue caused by what seemed like a good idea but finally, not so much… The goal of this project is to migrate dozens of Documentum environments and several hundred of VMs…

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Documentum – Database password validation rule in 16.4

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A few months ago, I started working with the CS 16.4 (always using silent installation) and I had the pleasant surprise to see a new error message in the installation log. It’s always such a pleasure to lose time on pretty stupid things like the one I will talk about in this blog. So what’s the issue? Well upon installing a new repository, I saw an error message around the start of the silent installation….

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AEM Forms – Certify PDF end-up with NoSuchMethodError on bouncycastle

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As part of an AEM project, we were working on setting up a few actions on PDF files. One of these actions was to Sign & Certify a PDF file. The basic Sign & Certify action provided by AEM is working easily by default but if you look deeper, you might get some surprise. The complexity in this case came from the fact that we absolutely needed the signature to contain a valid Time-Stamp using…

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