® users are automatically assigned to default policies. Sametime
Instant Messaging, Meetings, and Media Services each has a default policy to be applied to users. You can create additional user policies, and assign users and groups to these policies.
Before you begin
If you upgraded from an earlier release, complete the steps for migrating policy assignments before setting any new ones.
About this task
When a user authenticates, Sametime
applies a default policy if no other policy can be found for that user. You can create new policies that grant or limit access to features, and assign users to these policies. Users can be assigned to more than one policy. If a user belongs to more than one policy, then Sametime
uses the policy weight to determine policy precedence. Custom policies can be designed for specific groups in the company, and the default policy can be inherited or assigned. Meetings policy changes take effect immediately, while Instant Messaging and Media Services policy changes take effect within an hour.
There is also an anonymous policy that is assigned by default to users who have not authenticated, and unauthenticated users always receive this policy.
If your deployment includes the Sametime
System Console, you must manage policies there because all settings made in the legacy Sametime
Administration Tool (STCenter.nsf) are ignored. This includes the override all
feature, as well. Moreover, there is no automatic migration of policies from the Sametime
Administration Tool to the Sametime
System Console. You must do this manually because Sametime
Administration Tool policies do not map one-to-one to policies in the Sametime
Do not use the ampersand character (&) in the policy's name or in any one of the values of policy attributes.
Parent topic: Administering
Migrating policy settings from releases earlier than 8.5
Upgrading policies from Release 8.5 or 8.5.1