To allow anonymous access to a database, you can add the Anonymous entry to the ACL and assign an access level to the Anonymous entry.
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Alternatively, you can remove the Anonymous entry from the ACL and assign an access level to the Default entry in the ACL. When the Anonymous entry is removed from the ACL, anonymous users receive the access level and privileges assigned to the Default entry in the database ACL.
Use the following procedure to allow anonymous users to access a database:
- From the Sametime® server home page, click the "Administer the Server" link to open the Sametime Administration Tool.
- If you are using a Domino® Directory with the Sametime server, select Domino Directory - Domino. If you are using an LDAP directory with the Sametime server, select LDAP Directory.
- Select Access Control.
- Select a database from the list.
- Click the Advanced button.
- Set the "Maximum Internet name & password" access to Manager, which is the maximum access level.
The "Maximum Internet name & password" setting on the advanced panel of each database Access Control List (ACL)
specifies the maximum database access level granted to web browser clients. This setting overrides higher individual access levels set in the ACL. For example, if you set the "Maximum Internet name & password" to Author, and assign Editor access to the Anonymous entry in the database ACL, anonymous users will only have Author access to the database. Alternatively, if you set the "Maximum Internet name & password" to Manager, and assign Reader access to the Anonymous entry in the database ACL, anonymous users will only have Reader access to the database.
- Click the Access button.
If the Anonymous entry exists in the ACL, select the Anonymous entry and assign an access level (for example, Author). Edit the default privileges if necessary.
If the Anonymous entry does not exist in the ACL, users who access the database anonymously receive the access level and privileges assigned to the Default entry in the ACL.
Note If the Anonymous entry does not exist in the ACL, the administrator also has the option to create an Anonymous entry and assign an access level and privileges. In this case, users receive the access level associated with the Anonymous entry instead of the Default entry.
- Click Submit.
What to do next
If you set the ACL of the Sametime
Meeting Center database to allow anonymous access, you should ensure that users are required to enter a display name when accessing the database. To ensure that users will be required to enter a display name to appear in the Participant List of the Sametime
Meeting Room during a scheduled meeting, make sure that the "Users of Sametime
applications can specify a display name so that they do not appear online as 'anonymous'" setting is selected in the Sametime Servers
-> Sametime Community Servers
setting of the Sametime
Parent topic: Anonymous access and database ACLs