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Nexus Portal Group Menus can be seen by everyone

There was a bug introduced in 4.54 where the authorities on Group Menus are not being honoured.  The end result is that users can see all of the group menus regardless of whether or not they are in that group.

This is resolved with the following download – a save file with an updated menu program:
http://downloads.excelsystems.com/downloads/updates/NEXUS4/NX454/menusf.savf

To install it, follow these instructions.

  • Download the save file menusf.savf and save it to your PC
  • FTP menusf.savf up to QGPL or some other library on your IBM I
  • Rename your current iteration of menu.pgm in your Nexus 4.54 library just in case
  • Restore menu.pgm to your Nexus 4.54 library.

If you uploaded the save file to QGPL you can restore it with the following command:
RSTOBJ OBJ(MENU) SAVLIB(XL_NEX454) DEV(*SAVF) OBJTYPE(*PGM) SAVF(QGPL/MENUSF) RSTLIB(XL_NEXUS)

Replace XL_NEXUS with your own Nexus 4.54 library name
Please contact Technical Support with any questions.

HTTPOXY vulnerability on IBM i

If you’re not up to date with security PTFs you will want to read the following security bulletin from IBM:
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1021689

It relates to the HTTPOXY vulnerability in the HTTP server, and there are PTFS for Releases 6.1, 7.1, and 7.2.

BCD products that use the HTTP server include WebSmart, Clover, Presto, and Nexus.

As always, contact our support department if you have any questions or concerns,

Marc Hunter

BCD Minimum Support OS/400 Release Level Notification

As our product line evolves, we strive to keep up-to-date with IBM OS/400 release levels while giving you enough time to plan for these changes. This allows us to use current technologies in our products and to make those technologies accessible to you from within our products.

IBM discontinued support for V5R4 on September 30, 2013. Any future BCD product releases and updates will require IBM i 6.1 as the minimum OS/400 release level.

The following versions of our products are the last releases that can be installed on V5R4:

  • Presto 6.2
  • WebSmart PHP 10.10.0
  • WebSmart ILE 10.10.0
  • Clover 10.10.0
  • Catapult 8.0.0
  • Nexus 4.10
  • ProGen Plus 9.70 (Update PG97006)
  • Spool-Explorer 8.0.0
  • File-Flash Plus 4.50
  • DbGen 2.5 (Update DB25R0002)
  • Docu-Mint 6.6

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Technical Support. Knowledge Base article 5595 includes a list of commands for checking software release levels.

RC4 “Bar Mitzvah” attack for SSL/TLS

We came across this article from IBM addressing the issue regarding RC4 vulnerability in SSL/TLS protocol:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=nas8N1020681&context=SGC5P76

The page has instructions on how to disable the weak RC4 ciphers for the IBM i. We recommend checking out the article in order to make sure your Clover, Nexus, Presto and WebSmart ILE/PHP Apache servers with SSL enabled are secured.

Temp License Key Generation at myBCDsoftware.com Unavailable

We are currently making some internal changes to how we manage our product license keys. While this is in progress we have temporarily taken down the myBCDsoftware.com program that allows customers to generate short-term license keys.

If you anticipate needing a temporary product license key for testing purposes, please contact your BCD sales rep and we’ll be happy to provide one.

If you were relying on this myBCDSoftware.com feature as part of your actual Disaster Recovery (DR) strategy and need to have the ability to switch your applications over to another system on very short notice, we are also happy to provide longer term temporary license keys to tide you over until the portal page is back. You should, however, keep in mind that our web portal is periodically unavailable for system maintenance. An alternative is to purchase a secondary High Availability product license.

You can reach our sales office in Chicago at (630) 986-0800 to request keys or discuss your needs. Or, if you have any questions about this portal feature, please email or call me at our support office at (250) 655-1766.

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Nexus 4.10.0 includes the ability to resequence ECM documents in a folder

Nexus 4.10.0 is now available for download from our public website or our customer portal, myBCDsoftware.com. You can upgrade directly to version 4.10.0 from any release above 3.60.

The highlight of this release is the ability to resequence ECM documents within a folder. To resequence your ECM documents, select a folder, then navigate to the Change Web Object tab in the ECM Maintenance window. From there, you can sort documents by when they were added, their type, or their title.

Resequence ECM documents

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V7R2 Readiness for BCD Products

The BCD Product Development team has tested the following versions of our software at V7R2:

  • Presto 5.6
  • WebSmart ILE/PHP/Clover 10.2 and 10.5
  • Catapult 7.9.1
  • Spool-Explorer 4.52 (server version 4.50)
  • Exodus 5.3
  • ProGen Plus 9.7
  • DBGen 2.5
  • Docu-Mint 6.6
  • File-Flash Plus 4.5
  • Nexus 4.09

Nexus requires a new authorization module (available by request, and to be included in the next build of the software). With WebSmart we encountered an odd, sporadic library lock error on install; you can answer the message with a Retry (R) to get by it. We are currently working on this issue with IBM.

We didn’t run into any other problems.

If you have any questions please contact Technical Support. If you need to verify your current release levels, KB Article 5595 has instructions on how to find these for all our products.

Search terms: 7.2 V7 R2

Nexus 4.09 Is Available for Download

Nexus 4.09 is now available for download from myBCDSoftware.com or our public website. You can upgrade directly to version 4.09 from any release 3.60 or higher.

This version includes a number of fixes and enhancements, including:

  • New single view of all the distribution rules that displays all of the rule parameters.
  • New ECM default setting for how newly added documents should open, so they can be opened in a new window by default.
  • Added the rule number to be displayed in the Distribution Rules portlet.
  • Increased the size of the Welcome Message edit box in Site Settings.
  • Increased the length of the DropDown Menu title to 25 characters from 16.
  • Restored the option to browse the ECM to create a hyperlink in an ECM document.
  • Resolved an issue where documents were not purged from all sites.
  • Resolved an issue where an incorrect icon was set as the default for an ECM object.
  • Resolved an issue where the application smurf was deleted when logging back into Nexus.

Please visit the Nexus Updates page to review the complete list of fixes and enhancements.

If you have any questions about upgrading or the new features, please get in touch with Technical Support!

Nexus 4.08 Is Available for Download

Nexus 4.08 is now available for download from myBCDSoftware.com or our public website. You can upgrade directly to version 4.08 from any release 3.60 or higher.

This version includes a number of fixes and enhancements, including:

  • Resolved a reported problem with adding new events to the calendar.
  • Performance improvements to the document tree.
  • Resolved a problem where in some circumstances a nested folder would not display its contents.
  • Resolved a problem where you could not work with authorities from the Manage Menus page.
  • Resolved height issues with the Group Links portlet when minimizing or restoring icons.
  • Improvements to the upgrade process.
  • Resolved problem with cloning skins.
  • Resolved a reported problem where the ECM Navigator context menu could be partly hidden.

You can find the complete list of changes at the bottom of the Nexus Updates page.

Please give us a call if you have any questions!

BCD Customer Spotlight: Seneca Sawmill Cuts Costs and Time With GUI and Web Technology

Recently, IBM Systems Magazine profiled Seneca Sawmill Company, a sustainable timber processing mill that uses BCD tools to automate many time-consuming manual processes.

Here’s how Seneca has reduced paperwork and improved the mill’s operational efficiency (which may give you ideas for an upcoming project!):

  • A WebSmart-developed mobile web application gives truck loaders the ability to draw load diagrams using their finger on iPads, then save the diagrams to the IFS.
  • Shipping personnel, including forklift operators, use Nexus Portal and WebSmart web applications to access orders on desktops and iPads.
  • Several internal web applications developed with WebSmart ILE and Clover allow mill supervisors to input statistical information for morning reports via a web browser.
  • IBM i spooled reports are automatically routed to specific personnel via email with Catapult.
  • Presto was used to give a graphical interface to a human resources application.
  • Twin large screen TVs in the sales department run a real-time program that shows total sales and shipments by mill and location (today and month-to-date).

Read the full story on IBM Systems Magazine »

We always enjoy seeing our customers’ IT initiatives showcased in industry publications and on our own website. If you have a story that you’d like to share with us, please contact Candice Schultz.

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