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Create Subscriber Accounts That Can Access Unity Administrator

Cisco - Create Subscriber Accounts That Can Access Unity Administrator

Document ID: 70727

Updated: Aug 17, 2006

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Introduction

To access the Cisco Unity Administrator®, administrators can use one of these accounts: Administration or Windows Domain.

  1. Administration account: This is the account that was selected during installation to administer Cisco Unity. The Administration account is automatically associated with a Cisco Unity subscriber account that has class of service (CoS) rights to access the Cisco Unity Administrator.

  2. A Windows Domain account, which is associated with a Cisco Unity subscriber account that has CoS rights to access the Cisco Unity Administrator: This account must be a member of either of the following Administrators groups in order to log on to the Cisco Unity Administrator: Domain Administrators group, when the Cisco Unity server is a domain controller, or Local Administrators group, when the Cisco Unity server is a member server. Otherwise, the account must have the right to log on locally so that administrators can log on to the Cisco Unity Administrator from a computer other than the Cisco Unity server.

Note: Until you create a Cisco Unity subscriber account specifically for the purpose of administering Cisco Unity, you must use the Microsoft Windows® credentials associated with the Administration account to log on to the Cisco Unity Administrator.

Create an alternative subscriber to the Administrator to help limit the use of the Administration account. This ensures that additional accounts are available that can be used to access the Cisco Unity Administrator if the Administration account is deleted or corrupted.

Prerequisites

Requirements

Before you perform this configuration, you should be familiar with Cisco Unity 4.0 Administration and Microsoft Windows 2000 Domain Administration.

Components Used

The information in this document is based on Cisco Unity 4.x.

The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.

Conventions

Refer to the Cisco Technical Tips Conventions for more information on document conventions.

Background Information

The Cisco Unity subscriber accounts that are used to access the Cisco Unity Administrator must have the appropriate CoS rights. In addition to CoS rights, subscriber accounts that are used to access the Cisco Unity Administrator must be associated with a Windows Domain account. For more information, refer to Creating Subscriber Accounts That Can Be Used to Access the Cisco Unity Administrator.

Configuration

Class of Service System Access Settings

In this section, it is assumed that the subscriber that is selected to use the Cisco Unity Administrator page is associated with a Windows Domain account.

CoS access settings specify which tasks subscribers, including other system administrators, can perform in the Cisco Unity Administrator. You can customize access to Cisco Unity in several ways. For example, you can deny access either to the Cisco Unity Administrator or to specific pages within the Cisco Unity Administrator, such as CoS, subscriber, or distribution-list pages.

When you deny access to specific pages within the Cisco Unity Administrator, the links for these pages are disabled for the subscriber. Alternately, you can specify read, edit, add, or delete privileges for these pages or allow subscribers access to subscriber pages for the sole purpose of unlocking subscriber accounts or changing subscriber passwords.

Note: A subscriber who has a disabled Active Directory account or who does not have a Windows Domain account cannot access the Cisco Unity Administrator, even if the subscriber has the proper CoS privileges needed to access it. When you use either the Cisco Unity Bulk Import Wizard or the Cisco Unity Administrator to create a subscriber who already has an Exchange mailbox, Cisco Unity neither enables an Active Directory account if it is disabled, nor creates a Windows Domain account for the user if one does not already exist.

You can use GrantUnityAccess to associate a subscriber account with a Windows Domain account, which allows an administrator to access the Cisco Unity Administrator. You can also use GrantUnityAccess to grant access for one or more Windows Domain accounts to the Cisco Unity Administrator, on one or more Cisco Unity servers, without adding a new subscriber account for each. For more details in regard to GrantUnityAccess, refer to Administrator Account not Associated with Unity Subscriber.

CoS can be used to grant enough system access for subscribers to enable them to perform the administrative tasks related to Call Handlers, Directory Handler, or Restriction Tables. In order to login as a subscriber with full system access, usually the administrator selected at the time of installation of Cisco Unity, perform these steps:

  1. Log in to the Cisco Unity Administrator.

  2. Click Subscribers and choose the subscriber that should be added to the Administrator group.

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  3. Choose Default Administrator from the Class of service drop-down menu and click View.

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  4. Click System Access in the Class of Service menu.

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  5. Check Call handlers access to add or delete call handlers, as well as to edit or create the different levels of access available to the subscriber.

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In order to allow a particular subscriber to be able to reset password, you can create a Class of Service (CoS) and give the permission to reset passwords. Perform these steps:

  1. Log in to the Cisco Unity Administrator.

  2. Go to Subscribers > Class of Service.

  3. Click the + (plus) sign to create a new CoS based on an existing subscriber. Use the default subscriber (or if you already have one for your company use that instead).

  4. Once the page comes up, go to the System Access Page and check these checkboxes.

    • Cisco Unity Administrator Application Access

      Note: This checkbox is checked when you want to give subscribers who are assigned to this CoS access to the Cisco Unity Administrator. You can use the check boxes below this setting to indicate the level of access

    • Can Unlock Subscriber Accounts and Change Passwords

      Note: This checkbox can be checked to allow subscribers who are assigned to this CoS to edit the necessary fields on subscriber pages in order to unlock subscriber accounts, and to change subscriber passwords. For all other fields on the subscriber pages, read-only access is permitted. This is unavailable when the Cisco Unity Administrator Application Access checkbox is not checked, or when the Subscribers Read, Edit, Add, or Delete checkboxes are checked.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Update the subscriber using this newly created CoS.

Verify

There is currently no verification procedure available for this configuration.

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Updated: Aug 17, 2006
Document ID: 70727