3.1 Adding Users to Your Messenger System

Users are considered to be part of your Messenger system if their User objects reside in a NetIQ eDirectory context listed in a scope profile. A default scope profile was established during installation, as described in Installing a Novell Messenger System in the Novell Messenger 3.0 Installation Guide.

Figure 3-1 User Configuration Page In the Messenger Installation Program

NOTE:GroupWise External Entity objects in the listed contexts are not considered part of your Messenger system.

You can add more users after installation.

IMPORTANT:If users are addressed through various hostnames, you must create a different scope profile for each hostname, as described in Section 3.3, Providing User Searches Based on Email Addresses“.

3.1.1 Adding New eDirectory Users

Any time you add a new User object in eDirectory in a context listed in a Messenger scope profile, that user is automatically part of your Messenger system.

To see what scope profiles have been defined for your Messenger system and to view the contents of a scope profile:

  1. In ConsoleOne, browse to and expand the Messenger Service object.

  2. Select the Scope Container object.

    Scope Container object

    Existing scope profiles are displayed in the right pane.

  3. Right-click a scope profile, then click Properties.

    Scope Profile General page

    The context list includes the contexts contained in the scope profile.

If you create new eDirectory users in any of the contexts listed in any of the scope profiles, no additional configuration is necessary for them to be part of your Messenger system.

3.1.2 Editing the Default Scope Profile to Include Additional eDirectory Users

There is no limit to the number of eDirectory contexts you can list in a scope profile. However, all contexts in a scope profile must be in the same eDirectory tree where your Messenger system is located.

To add users in the same eDirectory tree where your Messenger system is located:

  1. In ConsoleOne, browse to and expand the Messenger Service object.

  2. Select the ScopeContainer object.

  3. Right-click the Default Scope Profile object, then click Properties.

    Default Scope Profile General page

    Initially, the context list includes those contexts selected during installation.

  4. Click Add.

    Context Entry dialog box
  5. Browse to and select an eDirectory context, then click OK.

  6. If necessary, select Include sub-contexts in the Context List Entry dialog box.

  7. Click OK to update the context list with the new context.

  8. Repeat Step 4 through Step 7 for each eDirectory context you want to add to the default scope profile.

  9. Click OK to save the updated default scope profile.

IMPORTANT:Be sure to avoid duplicating contexts in the context list, especially if you selected the Include Sub-contexts option. If the same context appears multiple times in the context list, Messenger users receive duplicate results when searching for contacts.