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messenger 1.0 policy setup

We would like to restrict Messenger to certain users within our
organization. The users are in multiple ou's, so I need the eDirectory
scope search list to be broad, but for them to be restricted from
authenticating to IM unless we have allowed their user to do it.

I was thinking about modifying the "default policy", so it denies access
to all users in edirectory to use IM and establish a second policy that
allows specified users access to messenger. This is how I was thinking
of achieving this. Does this look like it will work?

default policy (restricts everyone)

General Tab

„X Uncheck Enable Novell Messenger Services
„X Uncheck Archive Sessions
„X Uncheck Allow Users to search eDirectory for other users

Used by Tab
„X Includes no person specifically


Policy #2 will include specified users who have completed an internal
access form approved by management to use the GroupWise Messenger IM
utility.

General Tab
„X Check Enable Novell Messenger Services
„X Check Archive Sessions
„X Check Allow Users to search eDirectory for other users

Used By Tab
„X Includes approved users

Thanks for your input in advance.


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Re: messenger 1.0 policy setup

Looks like you have the correct setup there. If your environment contains a
large number of users, throughout many contexts, and only a subset will be
using messenger - you should index the search fields in eDir.

'First Name' and 'Last Name' are indexed by default, but 'Full Name' is not.
Your search responses will be much faster if you index that 'Full Name' as
well.

Its not usually an issue, but where you're strictly limiting the userbase, a
lot of post-processing on search results will be going on...

>>> On 3/1/2006 at 6:22 PM, in message

<rNrNf.1493$oh5.251@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com>, <kwood@edfund.org>
wrote:
> We would like to restrict Messenger to certain users within our
> organization. The users are in multiple ou's, so I need the eDirectory
> scope search list to be broad, but for them to be restricted from
> authenticating to IM unless we have allowed their user to do it.
>
> I was thinking about modifying the "default policy", so it denies access
>
> to all users in edirectory to use IM and establish a second policy that
> allows specified users access to messenger. This is how I was thinking
> of achieving this. Does this look like it will work?
>
> default policy (restricts everyone)
>
> General Tab
>
> „X Uncheck Enable Novell Messenger Services
> „X Uncheck Archive Sessions
> „X Uncheck Allow Users to search eDirectory for other users
>
> Used by Tab
> „X Includes no person specifically
>
>
> Policy #2 will include specified users who have completed an internal
> access form approved by management to use the GroupWise Messenger IM
> utility.
>
> General Tab
> „X Check Enable Novell Messenger Services
> „X Check Archive Sessions
> „X Check Allow Users to search eDirectory for other users
>
> Used By Tab
> „X Includes approved users
>
> Thanks for your input in advance.

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