A user's home Sametime Community Server saves the user's preferences and data. Each user connects to the home server for online presence (or awareness) and chat functionality.
About this task
After installing a new Sametime
® server, you can assign specific users to the new server by entering the name of the new Sametime
server in the Sametime server
field in each user's Person document. If you install multiple Sametime
servers, you can assign different "home" Sametime
servers for users in the community. Server-to-server connections among the Community Services of the multiple Sametime
servers ensure that all users in the community have presence and chat capabilities with all other users.
Each user's person entry in an LDAP directory must contain a field in which a user's home Sametime
Community Server can be specified. You can either:
- Add a new field to the LDAP directory to hold the name of each user's home Sametime Community server. This added field must appear in the person entry of every Sametime user in the LDAP directory.
- Use a field that already exists in the person entries of each Sametime user (such as the email address) for this purpose.
Parent topic: Preparing the Sametime Community Server for users
Next topic: Managing client types and logins
- Log in to the Integrated Solutions Console.
- Click Sametime System Console -> Sametime Servers -> Sametime Community Servers.
- In the Sametime Community Servers list, click the deployment name of the server with the connectivity information that you want to change.
- Click the Community Services tab.
- Under LDAP Attributes, enter the name of the field within the LDAP person entries that contains the name of each user's home Sametime Community server in the Attribute used for determining the home server field.
Note: The server name cannot have a comma.
- Click OK.
- Restart the Sametime Community Server for settings to take effect.
Connecting clients to a Community Server cluster
After you have created and named a Community Server cluster, ensure that the clients can connect to the cluster by adding the cluster name to a field in each user's Person entry in the LDAP directory
Forcing users to connect to a home server
When you are deploying security applications such as FaceTime, you want to ensure that your users connect to their home IBM
Sametime Community servers or home clusters. Preventing users from connecting to remote servers is done by specifying trusted IP addresses and rejecting forwarded logins during the login process.