New and Noteworthy in 3.11.0

OSLC Schemes to tune linking behavior.

This release introduces OSLC schemes, which are a set of rules to prevent or allow link creation given an OSLC Remote Application, registered as a friend application, and its resource types. A given scheme is applied on a consistent group of products or libraries. Schemes allow, for example, to disable some link types or to disable creating remote artifacts when linking. Configuring a scheme is an efficient way to enforce enterprise policy at server level.

Scheme Configuration

Private Linking

Server administrators can enable this feature to prevent saving the title of Collaboration Links when creating them. The title, and the rest of the information, will be available only when users get authenticated by the remote application.

Strict Linking

Prevents Consumer applications from creating links if the link type is not enabled in the scheme. By default, Consumer applications have no restriction for creating links in this application. By enabling this setting, Consumer applications will be able to create links only if this application is able to create them on its own too.

Project Associations based on OSLC domains.

Project associations are easier to manage as you only need to indicate the OSLC domain to use for the friend application (e.g. "Requirements Management"), you no longer have to refine the association types.


TRS Rebuild hint on project permission change.

The Tracked Resource Set administration page now shows a hint to recommend rebuilding the feeds if it detects a permission change for the TRS user, as such change can typically increase or restrict his visibility on projects and therefore exposure to consumers of the feeds.

Check permissions on Groups.

To allow linking or using creation factories, a check is done on user product or library membership. Now a check is also performed on cascading groups membership.

Support for Windchill 13 verified

All OSLC Connect for Windchill features have been confirmed to be fully compatible up to version

Support for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management 7.0.3 verified

All OSLC Connect for Windchill features have been confirmed to be fully compatible with ELM 7.0.3 applications.

Developer guide

This guide describes how a developer can use OSLC queries as a client.