Allowing Pulse Locator Access to Anonymous Users
Note This information is intended for the system administrator who can allow Pulse Locator access to anonymous users.
You can allow an anonymous user, who does not have a Cisco Pulse username and password, to use the Pulse Locator.
This topic contains this information:
•Allowing Access to Anonymous Users
•Pulse Locator Functionality for Anonymous Users
Allowing Access to Anonymous Users
To allow Pulse Locator access to an anonymous user, the user can enter this URL in the address field of one of the supported clients and browsers described in the "Accessing Cisco Pulse" section on page 1-3:
ipaddr-hostname = The IP address or host name of the Pulse Connect Appliance, which you supply to the anonymous user.
term = A single- or multiple-word term for which to find people with experience and related information, which includes documents and videos.
When the user specifies a term in the elSearchString field, for example, "collaboration," the Pulse Locator search results immediately appears as shown in Figure B-1.
Figure B-1 Sample Pulse Locator Search Results for an Anonymous User
Pulse Locator Functionality for Anonymous Users
The Pulse Locator search results page functions and looks the same as the page that appears for Cisco Pulse users except for these differences:
•The Click-to-Call feature is disabled. Although phone icons might appear in the public profiles of the expertise providers, clicking these icons does not work because Cisco Pulse does not know the anonymous user's phone number.
•The anonymous user is not allowed to add a new term and synonyms, nor add synonyms for existing terms to the Pulse Vocabulary. This feature is disabled.
•Navigational tabs to other Cisco Pulse pages do not display.
•The user name in the upper right corner of the page is "Guest."
•The anonymous user does not need to log out from Cisco Pulse.
After anonymous users get their initial search results, they can perform additional Pulse Locator searches by entering a term in the Pulse Locator search interface.