Recovering diskspace Windows  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/2/24 11:28 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Several gigabyte of data can be lost on your domino server but with this amer trick this can easily be recovered. I will continue the theme as the blog post Kim Greene did https://www.dominodiva.com/2023/12/recovering-disk-space-by-deleting-tmp-files/ The major problem for me on windows servers is not actually files that ends with .tmp it’s files that start with EO and ends with TM.

SAML Login redirections problem in Domino 12 - XPageDeveloper.com  

By Fredrik Norling | 10/3/23 2:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Before we dive into the problem, let’s briefly understand the SAML authentication process within HCL Domino: User requests access: A user attempts to access a resource (e.g., a web application) protected by SAML authentication. Identity Provider (IdP) initiation: The user is redirected to an Identity Provider (IdP) for authentication. The IdP can be an external service or a SAML-enabled component within Domino itself. Authentication: The user logs in at the IdP. Upon successful authentication, the IdP generates a SAML assertion, a digitally signed XML document containing authentication information. SAML assertion delivery: The SAML assertion is sent back to the Domino server. Domino server validation: Domino verifies the SAML assertion’s authenticity and extracts user identity information. User redirection: If the SAML authentication is successful, Domino redirects the user to the requested resource. The Samesite Cookie Issue The problem arises at step 6 in the SAML authentication process. Users are not being redirected as expected, and this issue is attributed to a relatively new feature in web browsers called “Samesite.”

Time matters with SAML - XPageDeveloper.com  

By Fredrik Norling | 6/5/23 2:31 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Keeping you servers time synked is important for server operations to keep running smoothly. And if you are using SAML it’s crucial because if your servers time drifts away you will get BAD SAML REQUEST and your users can’t login. To find out if this is the problem add DEBUG_SAML=31 (Set it to 0 to turn it off) in your notes ini and look for this entry.

SVG Images not working in older Domino releases  

By Fredrik Norling | 2/17/23 4:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

By default svg images doesn’t work in older versions of Domino like version 9.01, 10 perhaps even 11 I have verified in version 12 and there it work fine without problems. Luckily there is an easy fix, in the Domino data directory there is a file httpd.cnf open up this file add add this line below i.e the Images section, placement isn’t important. AddType .svg image/svg+xml # SVG format

Quest for SAML to everybody continues  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/23/23 2:10 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

My article regarding debugging SAML on HCL Domino is updated today with 2 points What is the SP certificate used for What can be wrong when you get a login loop Check it out in the article https://www.xpagedeveloper.com/2022/debugging-saml-setups-in-hcl-domino

Certificate Information tool   

By Fredrik Norling | 1/17/23 2:40 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

SSL certificates, SAML certificates, Signing certificates the number is long of different kinds of certificates and you might need to check the name of a certificate, the start or end date or perhaps the thumbprint. I use the tool mainly to get end dates of certificates sent to me from customers because I hate when they expire and need to be changed without any preparation. And the worst kind that most administrators often miss is the certificates that is auto created i.e. in ADFS servers, Azure Enterprise apps, Okta

Strange XPage, Unexpected runtime error  

By Fredrik Norling | 11/18/22 5:11 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I’m going to start a post that I will update regular when I get strange errors that can be hard to find the solution for. Feel free to post a comment or use the contact form to send me your strange errors and a solution or how to debug the problem. One of the best tools for debugging is to use the Log File reader found on OpenNTF, another good tool also on OpenNTF is the Debug toolbar But now to the problems and the possible solutions.

Debugging SAML setups in HCL Domino   

By Fredrik Norling | 3/25/22 4:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If SAML doesn’t work you will probably get Bad SAML Request [/names.nsf?SAMLLogin] in the Domino server console. The first thing you need to do is to add some debug parameters to Domino, the easiest way is to write them on the domino console but you can add the directly into notes.ini or using the configuration document in the Name & adressbook.

Disable the first run off Lotusscript agents after save  

By Fredrik Norling | 1/21/22 8:22 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If you ever created some Notes/Domino agents and seen that everytime you save them a first run is scheduled outside or ordinary schedule. This can easily be avoided. Just add this code to the top of your agent.