You can configure and manage user preferences for IBM
® Sametime Connect clients using the Expeditor managed settings framework.
About this task
The Expeditor managed settings framework lets you set preference values on Sametime Connect clients. The Expeditor managed settings framework pulls preference settings from an associated back-end management system and pushes the settings to Sametime
® Connect clients. The framework also lets you designate read-only settings and schedule update intervals. When a setting is set as read-only, the user is prevented from changing the setting on the Sametime
preference user interface.
The following topics explain how to configure and update settings using the Expeditor managed settings framework.
Automatically updating client preferences with the managed-settings.xml fileParent topic: Setting client preferences
When you use the Expeditor managed settings framework to create a managed-settings.xml file and post it to an update site, clients receive new or updated preferences automatically. The managed-settings.xml file is policy-based, so you can define different sets of preferences for different users. This method applies only to Sametime
Connect clients. Settings for Sametime
embedded clients for Lotus Notes
are managed through the Domino
® desktop policy settings document instead.
Configuring Sametime Connect client preferences in the plugin_customization.ini file
Defining a settings file in the plugin_customization.ini file is an alternate method for distributing preferences to Sametime
Connect clients. Unlike the managed-settings.xml file posted on an update site, this method does not provide any policy-based distribution of preferences.