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Lync 2013 and Federation

    Question

  • We are deploying Lync 2013 with Front End server and Edge Server. We have partner organizations which have Lync 2010/2013 as well as Office 365 Lync.

    We want to integrate our Lync system with our partner Lync servers as well as partner Lync systems which are deployed using Office 365.

    Can you Kindly guide me what needs to be done to achieve this?

    Sunday, September 15, 2013 5:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi - use Microsoft Technet documentation as your main source of information on how to configure federation:

    on-premises federation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204800.aspx

    Lync online federation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202193.aspx

    Another good step-by-step source here: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Lync-Server-2012-9d6fe954


    Alessio Giombini | Microsoft Solutions Architect | Twitter: @AlessioGiombini
    Lync 2013 Detailed Design Calculator: try it at http://goo.gl/jU1hZR

    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:15 PM
    Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:00 AM
  • Hi Joel S Dsouza,

    Lync on-premise federate with Lync online:

            To federate with Lync Online customer, you should complete initial deployment and configuration of Lync server 2013 in your organization firstly.

    1. Deploying at least one Standard Edition server or one Enterprise Edition Front End pool in your organization
    2. Deploying at least one Edge Server and the other components required to support external user access.
    3. Enabling federation support within your organization and configuring the appropriate method for controlling access by federated domains.
    4. Enabling external user access for users in your organization.

           Configure Federation Support for a Lync Online Domain:

    1. Configure support for the domain of the Lync Online 2010 customer (for example, contoso.onmicrosoft.com).
    2. Configure support for the hosting provider of the Lync Online 2010 customer domain with which you want to federate (Configure support for the hosting provider of the Lync Online 2010 customer domain with which you want to federate).

            Configure User Access for Federation with a Lync Online Customer

            Verify Communications with a Lync Online Customer

    Lync on-premise federate with Lync on-premise:

           Configure the SIP domain name and partner Edge server FQDN as a federation partner in Policies.

           Enable or Disable Federation and Public IM Connectivity:

    1. To enable or disable federated user access for your organization.
    2. Enabling or Disabling Federation and Public IM Connectivity by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
    3. To enable or disable federation and public IM connectivity

          

           Configure Support for Allowed External Domains:

                   To add an external domain to the list of allowed domains

           Configure Support for Blocked External Domains:

    To add an external domain to the list of blocked domains

    Best Regards,

    Eason Huang

    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:15 PM
    Monday, September 16, 2013 11:58 AM

All replies

  • Hi - use Microsoft Technet documentation as your main source of information on how to configure federation:

    on-premises federation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204800.aspx

    Lync online federation: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202193.aspx

    Another good step-by-step source here: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/office/Lync-Server-2012-9d6fe954


    Alessio Giombini | Microsoft Solutions Architect | Twitter: @AlessioGiombini
    Lync 2013 Detailed Design Calculator: try it at http://goo.gl/jU1hZR

    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:15 PM
    Sunday, September 15, 2013 11:00 AM
  • Hi Joel S Dsouza,

    Lync on-premise federate with Lync online:

            To federate with Lync Online customer, you should complete initial deployment and configuration of Lync server 2013 in your organization firstly.

    1. Deploying at least one Standard Edition server or one Enterprise Edition Front End pool in your organization
    2. Deploying at least one Edge Server and the other components required to support external user access.
    3. Enabling federation support within your organization and configuring the appropriate method for controlling access by federated domains.
    4. Enabling external user access for users in your organization.

           Configure Federation Support for a Lync Online Domain:

    1. Configure support for the domain of the Lync Online 2010 customer (for example, contoso.onmicrosoft.com).
    2. Configure support for the hosting provider of the Lync Online 2010 customer domain with which you want to federate (Configure support for the hosting provider of the Lync Online 2010 customer domain with which you want to federate).

            Configure User Access for Federation with a Lync Online Customer

            Verify Communications with a Lync Online Customer

    Lync on-premise federate with Lync on-premise:

           Configure the SIP domain name and partner Edge server FQDN as a federation partner in Policies.

           Enable or Disable Federation and Public IM Connectivity:

    1. To enable or disable federated user access for your organization.
    2. Enabling or Disabling Federation and Public IM Connectivity by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets
    3. To enable or disable federation and public IM connectivity

          

           Configure Support for Allowed External Domains:

                   To add an external domain to the list of allowed domains

           Configure Support for Blocked External Domains:

    To add an external domain to the list of blocked domains

    Best Regards,

    Eason Huang

    • Marked as answer by Kent-Huang Thursday, September 19, 2013 2:15 PM
    Monday, September 16, 2013 11:58 AM