® Sametime uses two types of authentication: Basic password authentication and authentication by token.
Basic password authentication
Sametime uses basic password authentication to authenticate web browser connections and Sametime Connect client connections. Sametime uses the same Internet and intranet security features as a Domino
® server to authenticate the web browser connections. These features include Domino
database Access Control Lists (ACLs) and security settings in the Server document of the Domino
server on which Sametime is installed.
security features also allow you to configure databases for anonymous access. When a database is configured for anonymous access, the user is not authenticated when accessing the database.
The following topics in this section discuss basic password authentication:
Authentication by token
After a web browser user authenticates using basic password authentication, Sametime Java
™ applet clients (such as the Meeting Room client, Recorded Meeting client, and Sametime Connect for browsers client) load in a user's web browser. These Sametime clients make connections to the Community Services, Meeting Services, and Recorded Meeting Broadcast Services when a user attends a meeting. Sametime uses "authentication by token" to authenticate the connections from these Sametime clients to the Sametime services.
Connections from the Sametime clients to the Community Services, Meeting Services, and Recorded Meeting Broadcast Services are authenticated only if the Sametime Meeting Center database (stconf.nsf) requires basic password authentication. If the Sametime Meeting Center allows anonymous access, these connections are not authenticated.
When the Sametime Meeting Center requires basic password authentication, authentication by token is supported on the Sametime server using the Domino
Single Sign-On (SSO) authentication feature.
If your environment includes only Sametime 3.0 (or higher) servers, it is only necessary to enable the Domino
SSO feature on the Sametime servers.
Sametime TeamRoom and Discussion databases were available with previous Sametime releases but are no longer included in the Sametime product.
The Sametime server must support both the Domino
SSO feature and the Secrets and Tokens database authentication system if your environment includes Sametime 3.0 (or higher) servers that interoperate with Sametime servers from releases earlier than Sametime 3.0.
The following topics discuss authentication by token:
Parent topic: Getting started with Sametime security