Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide, Release 9.1(1)
User templates
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User templates

User templates

This chapter provides information about using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration (BAT) user templates to define the common user attributes to add a group of new users.

Find BAT user template

Cisco Unified Communications Manager lets you locate specific user templates on the basis of specific criteria, which is useful when you have more than one user template.


Note


During your work in a browser session, your find/list search preferences get stored in the cookies on the client machine. If you navigate to other menu items and return to this menu item, or if you close the browser and then reopen a new browser window, the system retains your Cisco Unified Communications Manager search preferences until you modify your search.


Procedure
    Step 1   Choose Bulk Administration > Users > User Template.

    The Find and List User Templates window displays. Use the two drop-down list boxes to search for a template.

    Step 2   From the first Find User Template where drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:
    • User Template Name
    • Department

    From the second Find User Template where drop-down list box, choose one of the following criteria:

    • begins with
    • contains
    • is exactly
    • ends with
    • is empty
    • is not empty
    Step 3   Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable, and click Find.
    Tip   

    To find all User Templates that are registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.

    A list of discovered templates displays by

    • User Template
    • Department
    Step 4   From the list of records, click the user template that matches your search criteria. The window displays the user template that you choose.

    Create new BAT user template

    You can create new user templates.

    Procedure
      Step 1   Choose Bulk Administration > Users > User Template. The Find and List User Templates window displays.
      Step 2   Click Add New. The User Template Configuration window displays.
      Step 3   Enter the user settings that this group of users have in common. See BAT user template field descriptions for field descriptions.
      Step 4   Click Save. When the user template is added to the database, the status indicates that the transaction has completed.

      Modify BAT user template

      You can view or modify an existing user template.

      Procedure
        Step 1   Find the user template that you want to modify.
        Step 2   In the User Template Configuration window, add, change, or remove settings in the template. See Table 1 for field descriptions.
        Step 3   After you have modified the settings to update the template, click Save.

        Related Tasks

        Copy BAT user template

        You can copy the properties of a user template into a new user template when you want to change only a few fields.

        Procedure
          Step 1   Find the user template that you want to copy.
          Step 2   In the User Template Configuration window, verify that this is the template that you want to copy and click Copy. The template reproduces and creates a copy. The copy duplicates all the values that were specified in the original template.
          Step 3   Update the fields as needed for the new template. See Table 1 for field descriptions.
          Step 4   Click Save.

          Related Tasks

          Delete BAT user template

          You can delete BAT user templates when you no longer require them. Use this procedure to delete a user template.


          Caution


          The delete action is final. You cannot retrieve deleted templates.


          Procedure
            Step 1   Find the user template that you want to delete.
            Step 2   In the User Template Configuration window, verify that this is the template that you want to delete and click Delete.
            Note   

            You can also delete the user template from the Find and List User Templates window. Check the check box next to the template that you want to delete and click Delete Selected.

            A message displays that asks you to confirm the delete operation.

            Step 3   To delete the template, click OK. The template name disappears from the list of user templates list on the Find and List User Templates window.
            Caution   

            If you submit a job with a particular user template, and if you delete that user template before the execution of the job, the job also gets deleted. You have to resubmit the job by creating another user template.


            Related Tasks

            BAT user template field descriptions

            In the BAT user interface, field names that have an asterisk require an entry. Treat fields that do not have an asterisk as optional.

            The following table provides descriptions of all possible fields that appear after you add a BAT user template.

            Table 1 Field descriptions for a user template in BAT

            Field

            Description

            User Template Name

            Enter a unique name, up to 30 alphanumeric characters, for the user template.

            Default Password to User ID

            Check this check box if you want to make the user ID the default password for all users.

            Default PIN to Telephone Number

            Check this check box to make the telephone number the default PIN.

            Default Telephone Number to Primary Extension

            Check this check box to make the telephone number the primary extension.

            Default Mail ID to User ID

            Check this check box to make the mail ID to default for the user ID.

            Manager User ID

            Enter manager user ID, up to 128 characters, for the user of this phone.

            Department

            Enter the department number, up to 64 characters, for the user of this phone.

            User Locale

            Choose the language and country set that you want to associate with this user from the drop-down list. Your choice determines which cultural-dependent attributes exist for this user and which language displays in the Unified CM user windows and phones.

            Associated PC

            This field, which is required for Cisco SoftPhone and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Attendant Console users, displays after the user is added.

            Default Profile

            Choose the default profile for this user from the default Profile drop-down list.

            BLF Presence Group

            From the drop-down list, choose the BLF presence group that watches the status of the directory number, the presence entity.

            For information about the BLF Presence feature, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Features and Services Guide.

            SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space

            All calling search spaces that you configure in Unified CM Administration appear in the SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space drop-down list.

            The SUBSCRIBE Calling Search Space determines how Cisco Unified Communications Manager routes the Presence subscription requests that come from the end user. To configure a calling search space specifically for this purpose, you configure a calling search space as you do all calling search spaces (Call Routing > Class Control > Calling Search Space).

            For information about how to configure a calling search space, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration Guide.

            Allow Control of Device from CTI

            Check this check box to allow CTI to control and monitor this device.

            If the associated directory number specifies a shared line, you should enable this check box as long as at least one associated device specifies a combination of device type and protocol that CTI supports.

            EMCC Enabled

            Check this check box to enable the EMCC service.

            Access Control Group

            From the drop-down list, choose the access control group to which the user belongs.

            Digest Credentials

            When you configure digest authentication for phones that are running SIP, Cisco Unified Communications Manager challenges the identity of the phone every time that the phone sends a SIP request to Cisco Unified Communications Manager. The digest credentials that you enter in this field get associated with the phone when you choose a digest user in the Phone Configuration window.

            Enter a string of up to 128 alphanumeric characters.

            For information about digest authentication, see the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Security Guide.

            Confirm Digest Credentials

            To confirm that you entered the digest credentials correctly, re-enter the credentials in this field.

            Home Cluster

            Check this check box to home end users in this user template to this cluster. The end user should only be homed to one cluster within the enterprise.

            Note    IM and Presence does not function properly if an end user is assigned to more than one home cluster.

            Enable User for Unified CM IM and Presence

            Check this check box to enable end users in this user template for IM and Presence. Configure IM and Presence in the associated service profile.

            Note    You must install a Cisco Unified Communications Manager IM and Presence node along with this Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster.
            Note    Use the User Management > User Settings > UC Services menu to configure the IM and Presence service.

            UC Service Profile

            Choose a UC service profile from the drop-down list.

            Note    Use the User Management > User Settings > Service Profile menu to set up service profiles for end users.

            Enable Mobility

            Check this check box to activate Mobile Connect, which allows the user to manage calls by using a single phone number and to pick up calls on the desk phone and mobile phone.

            Enable Mobile Voice Access

            Check this check box to allow the user to access the Mobile Voice Access integrated voice response (IVR) system to initiate Mobile Connect calls and activate or deactivate Mobile Connect capabilities.

            Maximum Wait Time for Desk Pickup

            Enter the maximum wait time, up to five numerals, for this user.

            This indicates the maximum time that is permitted to pass before the user must pick up a call that is transferred from the mobile phone to the desk phone.

            Remote Destination Limit

            Enter the maximum number of phones, up to two numerals, to which the user is permitted to transfer calls from the desk phone.