After the release of K2 1370, there have been some small updates to the K2HostServer.config file for your SmartObject Services configuration.
The basics is pretty simple, KB1370 added the ability to change binding and binding configuration on the REST and WCF endpoints separately. Because the binding configuration also defines the authentication mechanism, this means that REST endpoints could use basicHttpBinding with Basic authentication, while the WCF endpoint uses wsHttpBinding with Windows authentication. It also allows us to run either one endpoint on HTTPS while the other is not.
In my previous post on the K2 Services I showed you how to create a static endpoint, this simplifies the URL and allows you to rename or update the SMO without the endpoint changing. The configuration sections shown in those posts are now outdated and won’t work anymore. Since the KB article describing the change doesn’t have all the parameters, this post is also a note-to-self.
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Don’t worry, I’ve just moved a bit closed to [the] Source[Code Ltd]. I’ve worked at Capgemini and its predecessors for 5 years and it was time to do something different. Capgemini is a wonderful company with lots of opportunities. I’ve also learned a lot there and I’ll always look back at it with good feelings.
I’m now working for K2NE GmbH. K2NE is a K2 distributor run by Ruan Scott who, if you have been in contact with K2 in Europe, you’ll probably know. K2NE operates in the North of Europe, covering Scandinavia, Germany, Swiss and Austria. The opportunity I have at K2NE is a large challenge for me that I could not resist!
Unfortunately, K2 distributors are not allowed to be Insiders so I’m losing that hubris (always wanted to use that word on my blog). That doesn’t mean this blog is going to stop or won’t be updated. I’m still keeping it and I hope to bring more details/real life problem fixes on this blog, together with the new things! And I can assure you, there’s so much goodness to come!
I also want to thank K2’s insider program because it helped me keep up my knowledge and start work at K2NE so easily!
All the latest updates from K2 have had some “pluming” done for easier access to K2 Services like the Worklist and SmartObjects. The K2 sync services are designed to be used for mobile applications.
Just a few months later, K2 has released a iPhone and BlackBerry app to handle your worklist on your phone. The apps are very easy to use and require you to have the K2 Services installed and configured correctly. After that, you’ll be able to handle things with one generic application.
For your mobile applications, you’ll probably want a specific form to handle a task and JeyLabs has just released JeyLabs mobile for K2 to help you with that!
The software allows you to easily design these tasks forms! I’d definitely check it out, if you are planning to allow your users to handle their tasks from their mobile device!