Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Secure IBM Sametime Meetings URL

When you are using IBM Sametime Meetings rooms via Web interface, all URLs include the e-mail address of the owner of Meeting room. This fact is not important or problematic for internal deployment.
IBM Sametime Meetings is very useful for external virtual meeting with Business Partners and/or customers. The full-Web approach simplifies external people to join and attend Sametime Meetings.

The pattern of the URL of an IBM Sametime Meeting url is:

But, maybe, you don't want to share employee's email with your external contacts for multiple reasons.
IBM has introduced a paramater in Sametime Meeting infrastructure to hide the employee's email: meetingroomcenter.useUUIDBasedURLs
  •     A value if true causes room URLs to be UUID based.
  •     A value of false (the default) using room URLs.
Via that parameter, the pattern of the URL of an IBM Sametime Meeting url becomes:

The server-side fix is included in that Hotfix: JJON-8WGPF9.

In order to activate it, you have to go Sametime System Console.

Link to the technote: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21584440