SIP federations allow internal users to send chats and view the presence information of external users.
A detailed description of the federation can be found on the page Introduction to federation.
To activate federation, different configuration possibilities can be selected.
Select this configuration, if all connections with other servers will established through SIP proxy services. SIP is a proxy server, which provides a secure gateway for bi-directional communication between your company's data transfer systems and external business partner's systems. Simply click on the corresponding "Configure..." button to configure your SIP proxy server. A new window will appear, which allows SIP Proxy Settings to be made.
The connection with servers in other presence domains is carried out directly from this server.
When logging into the SIP proxy server, you will enter your user name and password to identify yourself to the system, as well as other information necessary for the connection with the proxy server. Proceed as follows to set the necessary settings in the corresponding configuration dialog to configure your SIP proxy service.
Login and interfaces
Connection to SIP proxy server
Click on the OK button to confirm your settings. Click the Cancel button to reject your entries. If the system should reject the SIP proxy login, you should first check for a typing mistake. Then, open the configuration dialog and try to login again.
To login to the federation service, the user name and password are used as a means of identification. To configure your federation service via the UCServer, follow the instructions to carry out the necessary settings in the corresponding configuration dialog.
To confirm the settings, click on the button "OK". Click on the button "Cancel" to reject the information. If the system rejects the login to the federation service, first check for a typing mistake. Open the configuration dialog and try to login again.
For using open federation it is required to have a valid server certificate, a public DNS-SRV record and a network interface for incoming connections. Please find more information regarding certificates at server certificates. Further information regarding DNS-SRV records can be found at 'Setting up DNS Service Resource Records for federation'.
For using open federation a valid server certificate is required. The certificate must be signed by a Certificate Authority (CA) and it need to be installed on the system. Please press the button Certificate to open the dialog. Select the signed certificate and press the button 'OK'.
A DNS-SRV record of a public DNS corrosponding with the certificate
Depending on the selected server certificate an IP address and port number is detected by a DNS request. If nothing is displayed after selecting the certificate the DNS-SRV record may not match the certificate or it may not be present.
Network interface for incoming connections
Please select a network interface to be used with incoming connections of open federation. By finishing the configuration the network interface is added automatically to the network interfaces for incoming connections.
To accept the new settings please press the button "OK". Press the button "Cancel" to discard the settings.