People awareness

People awareness makes people's names appear as hyperlinks that users can click to display information about the individual and gain access to actions for contacting and working with him or her. If the administrator has configured an HCL Sametime server to work with HCL, users can see each other's online presence in their person links according to the status options they have set in their Sametime client (for example, whether the person is active, away, offline, or does not want to be disturbed). The person's online status appears only if Sametime is enabled.

Note: Users who are not in an LDAP user registry do not have awareness and cannot see if other users are online. This can happen if you install your portal and then enable a Federated LDAP or Federated DB repository that does not contain that user. Also, users who sign up using the Self Care portlet do not have awareness.
User impersonation and people awareness: When a user who is enabled for impersonation impersonates other users, the people awareness feature is disabled for the entire session for which that user is authenticated.

People awareness and the Person tag

People awareness in the form of online presence (names displayed as hyperlinks) is supported by Collaborative Services. In contexts where the Person card is available, the Person JSP tag provides contextual collaboration functionality that is related to a named person. The tag generates the HTML that renders both the actions to display on the Person card and the online presence state to display for that person, taking into account the Domino and collaboration product servers that are installed and enabled in the portal environment.

For more information on configuring a collaborative portal, see the topic on integrating Domino® and the Extended Product Portlets into HCL. When configuring collaboration, pay special attention to the Collaborative Services environment properties file, CSEnvironment.properties, which supports people awareness.

For details on the implementation of the Person tag, and instructions on customizing the tag for HCL applications that you develop, see the Collaborative Services API topic.