The BG (Business Group) Authorization Code feature provides the capability to control a subscriber's access to certain (off-net) traffic types. When attempting to set up a call of a restricted traffic type, the subscriber has to enter (dial) a valid authorization code.
Traffic Types and Classes of Restriction
Since 18.104.22.168 of Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony, the restricted traffic types are declared in so-called Classes of Restriction
that are used in the Toll and Call Restrictions feature, the Call Forwarding Restrictions feature, the Account Code feature and the BG Authorization Code feature.
The procedure to set up a Class of Restriction can be roughly described in the following way:
- Define custom Traffic Types, if necessary
- Assign Traffic Types to new and existing Destination Codes and Code Indexes
- Create the required Classes of Restriction, comprising those traffic types that shall be restricted in any of the related features
The administrator defines the valid Authorization Codes, assigns the Feature to certain subscribers and (optionally) creates a Prefix Access Code for the Authorization Code
vertical service in the appropriate numbering plans, to allow the subscribers to pre-dial the authorization code.
The subscriber can pre-dial the authorization code, or can post-dial it when prompted to do so.
To set up a call of a traffic type that is not toll-restricted but requires an authorization code, the subscriber proceeds as follows: dials the Public Network Access Code. If an Account Code is also required, the subscriber enters the Account Code first, then presses the # key. At that point, the subscriber does one of the following:
After entering the Associated Authorization Access Code, the system prompts the subscriber to enter the authorization code. After the Authorization Code is accepted, the system provides another prompt to enter the called number.
The subscriber dials the called number; the system then prompts the subscriber to enter the Authorization Code.
Regardless of the sequence in which the digits are entered, the following takes place after the system attempts to validate the Authorization Code:
If it is valid, the call completes normally.
If it is invalid, the system prompts the subscriber to re-enter the Authorization Code. If the second entry is also invalid, the call is given intercept treatment; the caller may instead hear reorder tone.
System Specific Information
An Authorization Code can be from 2 to 14 digits long and must not start with a leading 0. Up to 100,000 Authorization Codes are supported, with a maximum of 50,000 per BG.
If Message Detail Recording
is active for the related BG, information about Authorization Code utilization is included in the Billing Files. The activation can be performed from the Assistant.
How to Create Business Group Authorization CodesParent topic: Station Restriction Features
Classes of Restriction
Activating Message Detail Recording for a BG
This procedure describes how to create Authorization Codes at the BG (Business Group) level. It is not possible to modify an existing Authorization Code.
How to Delete Authorization Codes
This procedure describes how to delete Authorization Codes at the BG (Business Group) level. It is not possible to modify an existing Authorization Code.
How to Display Authorization Codes
This procedure describes how to display the Authorization Codes created in a BG (Business Group).
How to Provision Subscribers for the Authorization Code feature
This procedure describes how to provision the Authorization Code feature at the feature profile or subscriber level. Feature profiles, in turn, can be created and configured at the switch level or the BG (Business Group) level. At the subscriber level, the previously assigned feature profile can be overwritten to selectively enable, disable or modify the feature configuration for the particular subscriber. Those subscriber-level modifications effectively disconnect the individual service configuration from the underlying feature profile: a subsequent Reset Subscriber Lines
on the feature profile will not influence a disconnected subscriber's service configuration.
Authorization Code Permissions
With Authorization Code Permissions it is possible to create authorization codes that unblock different sets of traffic types: depending on the code the user enters, some traffic types are permitted while others are blocked.