Integrating TechDoc with Outlook 2013

Since version 7, TechDoc has had the ability to integrate directly with most standalone email clients through the use of the IMAP/IMAPS protocol. There are vast array of email clients out there and most support IMAP these days: Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla ThunderBird, Evolution, etc. Once you've connected your email client to your TechDoc user account, you'll be able to simply drag emails from your inbox directly into folders within TechDoc!

Disabling TLS 1.0 on a Server Running TechDoc 9

Now with multiple attacks available against TLS 1.0, more system administrators are interested in disabling the protocol in order to harden their servers. TechDoc 9 has been updated to support running without TLS 1.0 (and all prior SSL protocols) being enabled. However, it can be a little tricky to get all the parts in place to do so. Here's a list of steps needed to disable TLS 1.0 on your server.
  1. Upgrade Microsoft SQL Server

Configuring SharePoint 2010 to use ADFS 3.0 as a Trusted Identity Provider

In this post we'll detail the steps required to configure both SharePoint 2010 and Active Directory Federation Services v3 (ADFS) to provide SAML Claims based authentication. Once configured, you will be able to select and use ADFS as a Trusted Identity Provider for any of your SharePoint Web Applications. In order to complete this tutorial, you must have administrative access to both the ADFS server and the SharePoint 2010 Central Administration site.

Configuring ADFS 3.0 as an SSO Identity Provider for TechDoc

TechDoc's SAML Authenticator supports most of the Single-Sign-On implementations out there. That being said, Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) works quite well as an Identity Provider and can be easily configured by way of a SAML Authenticator to achieve access starting in a TechDoc 9 or newer Document Manager (DM). This will give all of your TechDoc DM users a quick and easy way to authenticate and log into TechDoc using your current ADFS setup. We'll go over the steps needed to exchange metadata between the two and configure both sides as needed.