15.8 Configuring Presence

If you are using GroupWise Messenger as your instant messaging solution, you can configure OpenText Vibe to display a user’s Messenger presence information. For information about where presence information is displayed in Vibe, see Sending an Instant Message from within Vibe in the OpenText Vibe 4.0.8 User Guide.

When you click a user’s presence icon, the Profile Quick View is displayed. This enables you to send an instant message to the user, view the user’s personal workspace, follow the user, and more.

In order to configure Messenger presence to be displayed in Vibe, you need the following information about the Messenger system during the Vibe installation:

  • Server address: Specify the IP address or DNS hostname of the messaging agent for your Messenger system.

  • Port: Specify the port number.

  • Server user: Specify the Messenger user you created and assigned as the Service ACL in

    Integrating Vibe with GroupWise Messenger in the GroupWise Messenger 18 Administration Guide.

    Prior to Messenger 18, a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) was required; beginning with Messenger 18, just the userid is used.

  • Password: Specify the password for the Allowed Service User that you want to log in to the Messenger system and retrieve presence information.

    For more information about the Allowed Service User, see Integrating Vibe with GroupWise Messenger in the GroupWise Messenger 18 Administration Guide.

  • Server Certificate: Browse to and select the Messaging Agent’s SSL certificate. Vibe uses this certificate to identify the Messenger server.

    If Messenger is installed on a separate server, copy the certificate from the Messenger server and place it in a location on the Vibe server that can be reached from the Vibe installation program.

    The certificate is located in the following directory on the Messenger server:





    To remove the certificate after you have already selected it, click Browse > Cancel.


Under Presence Configuration, select Enable GroupWise Messenger Presence, then list the information that the Vibe site needs to know in order to communicate with the Messenger system.

Complete the planning process for additional Advanced installation features as needed, then perform the Advanced installation as described in Section 16.0, Performing an Advanced Vibe Installation.

IMPORTANT:In order for Messenger presence to display in Vibe when using LDAP, you need to map presenceID to your authentication attribute in the Vibe LDAP configuration page. For example, presenceID=cn. For more information, see Configuring Presence in the OpenText Vibe 4.0.8 Administration Guide