Creating new user policies

You can create user policies, and assign users and groups to these policies.

About this task

You can set policy for users to have access to specific IBM® Sametime® features, depending upon their level of need. For example, the maximum size for a file being transferred is set by default at 1 megabyte to help manage traffic over the server(s); however, if you have a group that routinely transfers large files for business reasons, you can create a new policy specifically for those users and set the maximum size of files that they can send to a much higher number.
Note: The default policy settings are used as the base for all new policies. You can update these settings.


  1. Log in to the Integrated Solutions Console.
  2. Click Sametime System Console.
  3. Click Manage Policies.
  4. Click the Sametime product for which you want to create a policy.
    • Instant Messaging
    • Meetings
    • Media Manager
  5. Click New.
  6. Enter a name to use to identify the policy in the Policy Name field.
    Note: Do not use the following special characters in the policy's name or in any one of the values of policy attributes:
    • Ampersand (&)
    • Apostrophe (')
    • Quotation mark (")
    • Greater than character (>)
    • Less than character (<)
    • backslash character (\)
  7. Specify the features that you want to enable or disable for the users or groups that you will assign to this policy.
    Some instant messaging features are flagged with IC characters after the field label. This flag indicates that a feature is only available for installed clients. The feature is not available to browser clients.
    Tip: You cannot delete the anonymous or default policies, but you can edit them. If you edit any policy, you cannot change the policy name, because the policy may already be applied to users. To change a policy's name, click Duplicate and then enter a new policy name. Before you delete the original, be sure to reassign the users and groups to the copy and give it the proper policy weight.
  8. Click OK.

What to do next

You can now assign users and groups to this policy.