Deploying an instant messaging gateway for external communities

Clients in a local IBM® Sametime® community can communicate with users in other communities through the Sametime Gateway.

Before you begin

Sametime Gateway supports direct connections between your internal Sametime communities and external Sametime communities that are hosted outside of your intranet. If some of your Sametime users connect from outside of the firewall but belong to a community hosted inside the firewall, you do not need to deploy Sametime Gateway. For information on supporting those users, see Deploying Sametime servers in the extranet.

About this task

Complete the tasks in the following topics to install a Sametime Gateway server.