In a mixed-license environment that includes IBM
® Entry servers, the servers must be configured for the different licensed users.
An instant messaging-only user should have the Sametime Entry server listed as his or her home Sametime server. A fully licensed user should have the Sametime Standard server listed as his or her home Sametime server. To configure the server support of the mixed environment, follow these steps:
- Create a group for your fully-licensed Sametime Standard users (Web conferencing users). (See the guidelines below.)
- Change the access control list (ACL) of stsrc.nsf to give anonymous users "no access," and then add the Web conferencing users group to the ACL with Author access.
- Change the ACL of stcenter.nsf to give anonymous users "no access," and then add the web conferencing users group to the access control list with Author access.
- Change the ACL of stconf.nsf to give anonymous users "no access," and then add the web conferencing users group to the ACL with Author access.
- Set the Embedded_client_full_access policy to numeral 1 for the web conferencing users group in stpolicy.nsf.
This configuration prevents the instant messaging-only user from being invited to meetings and from joining meetings, but it also forces all users to authenticate when they create or join a meeting; therefore, Web conferencing users will authenticate twice. It is the policy that will determine if user can invite others. Users will authenticate with their Sametime Connect client and with the Domino server when they join a meeting and launch their web browser.
If the instant messaging-only user tries to attend a meeting, the user receives a message saying he or she is not authorized to join the meeting. If a Web conferencing user tries to invite an instant messaging-only user to an instant meeting, both the Web conferencing user and the instant messaging-only user receive an invitation, but the instant messaging-only user cannot join, receiving a message that he or she is not authorized. The Web conferencing user who initiated the meeting receives no indication that the instant messaging-only user is unable to attend.
Using the Sametime policy service, the groups can be added to a policy that determines whether a user can create instant meetings. If the user does not have this enabled in their policy, they cannot initiate an instant meeting.
Guidelines for creating groups
Use the following guidelines when creating these groups:
Parent topic: Configuring a mixed-license environment with clients that connect to Sametime Entry servers
Configuring a mixed-license environment with clients that connect to Sametime Entry servers
Creating meeting user groups in a mixed-license environment
Sametime offering features by client type
- If you want all users licensed to use the standard Sametime servers to have the ability to both create and attend meetings, you can include all standard Sametime server users in a single group.
If you have a large Sametime community, you can create multiple groups for this purpose. For example, you might create groups named "Meeting Creator Group 1" and "Meeting Creator Group 2."
- If you want some standard Sametime users to have the ability to both create and attend meetings while limiting other standard Sametime servers to attender-only privileges, you must create a minimum of two groups.
One group must contain the users who can both create and attend meetings and the other group must contain users who can attend meetings but not create them. For example, you might create two groups: one named "Meeting Creators" and one named "Meeting Attenders."
If you have a large Sametime
community, you can create multiple groups for each purpose. For example, you can create two separate groups that contain users who can create and attend meetings and two separate groups that contain users who can only attend meetings. These groups might be named as follows:
- Meeting Creator Group 1
- Meeting Creator Group 2
- Meeting Attender Group 1
- Meeting Attender Group 2