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Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator
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Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

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Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Joining Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Participant Privileges in Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Meeting Details for Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

How to Integrate With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator


Integrating Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator


Revised: October 18, 2006, OL-11374-01

When Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express is integrated with Cisco Unified Personal Communicator, users who are in a Cisco Unified Personal Communicator conversation can quickly share data through a private, reservationless, and web-only meeting that is provided by Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Topics in this section include:

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

How to Integrate With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

The content in this appendix applies in the following cases:

You have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system.

You have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express VT system.

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

This section describes the web-only meetings that Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express can provide for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator users. Topics in this section include:

About Joining Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Participant Privileges in Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Meeting Details for Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Joining Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

The following information applies to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express web-only meetings that are initiated from a Cisco Unified Personal Communicator conversation:

The web meeting initiator must have an active user profile in one of the following places:

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express database

External directory that authenticates Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express users

Meeting passwords and e-mail notifications are not supported.

The web meeting can be accessed only through the following means:

Automatic browser sublaunch by Cisco Unified Personal Communicator for all conversation participants; this occurs automatically when one conversation participant initiates a web meeting.

(For users who are not using Cisco Unified Personal Communicator) URL provided to, and subsequently distributed by, the conversation participant who initiates the web meeting.

These web meetings cannot be accessed by any other means, such as through the Find or Attend user web pages or through a Cisco Unified IP Phone screen when subscribed to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express service for the Cisco Unified IP Phone.

Related Topics

Information About User Profiles, page 8-3

About User Authentication By an External Directory

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

How to Integrate With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Participant Privileges in Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

The following information applies to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express web-only meetings that are initiated from a Cisco Unified Personal Communicator conversation:

All participants are treated as guest users with presenter privileges in the web meeting room. Therefore, all participants can share data, and only the meeting initiator must have a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile.

Only one pod, the share pod, is available in the web meeting room. The participant list, chat, and note pods that appear in other types of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express web meeting rooms are not available.

Except for the ability to share data, meeting participants do not have in-session controls, such as the ability to lock, record, or end the meeting from within the web meeting room.

User profile settings do not affect the behavior of these web meetings. For example:

Even if the Password required field in the user profile is set to Yes, no passwords are required to attend web meetings that are initiated from Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.

Even though Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express treats the meetings that are initiated from Cisco Unified Personal Communicator as private reservationless web meetings, the Use reservationless field may be set to No in the meeting initiator's Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile.

Even if the user profile Host web meetings with field is set to Participant list only, the user may still share data in web meetings that are initiated from Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.

Related Topics

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

How to Integrate With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Meeting Details for Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

The following information applies to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express web-only meetings that are initiated from a Cisco Unified Personal Communicator conversation:

The meeting subject that appears in reports is userid_WEBONLY_MEETING, where userid is the meeting initiator's User ID in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile.

When the systemsoftware license is installed, the number of web ports reserved for the meeting is one more than the number of participants in the Cisco Unified Personal Communicator conversation.

When the adhocsystemsoftware license is installed, one ad hoc web port becomes utilized by each user that joins a web meeting. Ad hoc web ports are not reserved.

Related Topics

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

How to Integrate With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

About Licenses, page 3-2

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

How to Integrate With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

This section describes the tasks that you need to complete in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center to enable web meetings to be initiated from Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.

Procedure

 
High-Level Task
Where to Find Instructions

Step 1 

Install the appropriate licenses on Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express:

If you install the adhocsystemsoftware license, then also install webconf and maxadhoc licenses that provide enough web ports for your Cisco Unified Personal Communicator users.

If you install the systemsoftware license, then also install webconf and maxweb licenses that provide enough web ports for both the full web meetings that are initiated from Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and the share-only web meetings that are initiated from Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.

Installing and Managing Licenses on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express System, page 3-1

Step 2 

Enable the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology on the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express system by obtaining and uploading the required certificates from a trusted certificate authority (CA).

Managing Certificates for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Step 3 

Make sure that a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express user profile exists for each Cisco Unified Personal Communicator user that may initiate web meetings from a Cisco Unified Personal Communicator conversation.

Typically, both Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express and Cisco Unified Personal Communicator are integrated with Cisco Unified CallManager, which handles the user authentication.

About User Authentication By an External Directory


Note For additional tasks that must be performed outside the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express Administration Center, see the Installation Guide for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator.


Related Topics

About Licenses, page 3-2

Information About Web Meetings That Are Initiated From Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Additional References for Integrating With Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

This section provides links to additional information about Cisco Unified Personal Communicator and integrating it with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express.

Topic
Documentation

Integration information:

Software compatibility

Supported features

Release Notes for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6844/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator

Cisco Unified Personal Communicator technical support and documentation at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6844/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Express technical support and documentation at o http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6533/tsd_products_support_series_home.html