There are two settings the administrator must configure in the Configuration-Connectivity-Networks and Ports tab of the
server to operate with a reverse proxy server. These settings include:
Enabling this setting does not
require that all users on your corporate intranet access the Sametime
server through the reverse proxy server. Users on your corporate intranet that are not required to route connections through the reverse proxy servers can still establish connections with the Sametime
server using the standard Sametime
client connection processes. For more information, see Connecting to a Sametime server without going through the reverse proxy server
The term "Server Alias" is synonymous with affinity-id.
For example, if the administrator uses the text string "st01" as the affinity-id that represents the Sametime
server in the mapping rules on the reverse proxy server, the administrator must also enter "st01" as the value for the Server Alias setting in the Sametime
Following a Sametime
server installation, the Server Alias setting defaults to the Sametime
server name that is extracted from the fully-qualified DNS name of the Sametime
server. For example, if the fully-qualified DNS name of the Sametime
server is "sametime.ibm.com," the default value for the Server Alias is "sametime."
An administrator may want to change the default Server Alias setting to avoid using the real Sametime
server name as the affinity-id in the mapping rules on the reverse proxy server. If the real Sametime
server name is used as the affinity-id on the reverse proxy server, the real server name will appear in URLs transmitted on the Internet.
For more information about the affinity-id, see Configuring mapping rules on a reverse proxy server to support Sametime