Setting the same community ID for all servers in the environment

To ensure that clients recognize all servers in the environment as belonging to a single community, add a ST_COMMUNITY_ID value to the sametime.ini file.

About this task

All users and public groups in the contact list are associated with a specific community. Each community is defined by a community name that is configured by the ST_COMMUNITY_ID flag in the [Config] section of the sametime.ini file. When the flag is not set, the default value is the server host name (a specific Sametime® node that user the logs into). For example, if a user logs into the community and adds contact A, that contact will be associated with the community If the users logs into and adds contact B, that contact will be associated with community

Complete this procedure to add the same ST_COMMUNITY_ID parameter to each Sametime® Community Server in the environment. Doing so prevents clients from creating redundant communities for servers in the same environment.


  1. Open a text editor on the Sametime® Community Server.
  2. Open the sametime.ini file located in the Sametime® Community Server installation directory.

    This directory is typically found in one of the following locations:

    • Linux: /local/notesdata
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\HCL\Domino
  3. In the [Config] section, add the community ID. The value can be any descriptive string, not necessarily a domain name. Use this syntax:

    For example, the following value names the community
  4. Save the sametime.ini file.
  5. Repeat the procedure for every Community Server in the environment.
  6. Restart each Community Server after saving the change to the sametime.ini file.