Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections

Install and Configure from Cloud App Catalog


This topic walks you through installing and configuring Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections from the Cloud App Catalog. While you can enable the application for your entire organization in a few clicks, this topic also provides instructions on how to only enable the app for a set of users.


Customizer is available on IBM Connections Cloud for tenants of the North America and Europe data centers. Before using Customizer your organization must first register for the service by sending an email with some simple information. Refer to section 3 of the IBM Connections Customizer documentation for more details.

Install and Configure the App

  1. As an administrator go to Manage Organization.
  2. Go to Apps and then App Catalog.
  3. Locate Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections and click Get.
  4. When configuring the application, on the Users step, select to enable it for the Entire Organization or Individuals.
  5. Click Next past Extensions. There is not support for individual extensions at this time.
  6. Click Next until you get to the last page and click Finish.

Enable for a set of individuals

Because this is a new visual style, it is recommended that you enable the application for a sub-set of users first. Enabling for a set of individuals allows you to review the application before turning it on for your entire organization.

To enable for a set of users:

  1. From the App Catalog, Configure Visual Update 1.
  2. On the Users step select Individuals and click through to Finish.
  3. When the configuration is finished go to Organization Extensions.
  4. At the top of the page, follow the new Apps Manager link.
  5. Click on the name of the app to edit the extension and select Code Editor.
  6. In the .json, in each extension playload look for "match", "user-email", and a sample email address, as follows. Replace the sample email address with the email address' of the users you want to enable. This example shows how multiple email addresses would appear.
      "payload": {
        "include-repo": {
        "match": {
          "user-email": [

Enable for entire organization

If you previously enabled for a set of users, follow these steps to enable for the entire organization.

  1. From the App Catalog, Configure Visual Update 1.
  2. On the Users step select Entire Organization. This will result in the email addresses being removed from the payload section of the .json file.
  3. Click through to Finish.

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