In addition, the Administrator can specify a certain number of devices per user that can sync without approval. This function applies to all devices supported by IBM Notes
Administrators can control the approval settings from the LotusTraveler.nsf
Default Settings form and the Domino
® Policy document for IBM Notes
Traveler. You can also control the approval settings using the web-based administration. To do so, go to the Device Settings view, select Preferences
, and then select Device Access
. The following settings are available:
- Require approval for device access: Selecting this setting enables the feature. Once selected, all new devices will be able to register but not sync data with IBM Notes Traveler until approved. Essentially the device will be in a locked state until approved by the administrator.
- Number of devices to allow per user before approval is required: This setting allows the administrator to auto approve a given number of devices per user. The number refers to registered devices per user and is not time sensitive. For example, if set to 1, the first device to register for a user will not require approval. If the user already has a device registered, then any new devices that register will need approval to sync data. See the tell commands information below for information on how to remove a device from the database.
- Addresses to notify when approval action is pending (optional): This allows an Administrator to be notified when an approval action is required. The notification includes the User ID, Device ID, Device Type, and date of registration. The notification list can include users, groups and Mail-In DBs. The registering user will always receive a notification when either a device registers and requires approval. The end user will again be notified when the Administrator approves or denies access for the device.
Approving or denying a device using the IBM Notes Traveler admin database (LotusTraveler.nsf)
The Device Security view shows the approval state of all devices. The Approval
column reports the current device approval state. This column is sortable. The Change Approval
button allows both “approve” and “deny” actions for a given device, and can be taken against one or more selected devices. The reported states in this view are:
- Not Required: The setting was not enabled when this device connected.
- Approved: Device has been approved for access.
- Auto Approved: Device Approval was enabled, but when this device registered, the user was under the set number of devices limit.
- Denied: Device has been denied access.
- Pending: Approval for this device is pending (sync not allowed in this state). These are the devices that need action by the Administrator.
Double clicking a device in the view displays the device information screen. This screen shows the Approval state with an approver ID if appropriate and the time of the approval action.
Approving or denying a device using tell commands
The following tell commands can be used to manage device approval.
- tell traveler security approval approve <device> <user>
- tell traveler security approval deny <device> <user>
The following tell command can be used to remove a device from the database:
Parent topic: Controlling access to IBM Notes Traveler
* tell traveler security delete <device> <user>