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SSO standards such as Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) 2.0 provide secure mechanisms for passing credentials and related information between different websites that have their own authorization and authentication systems. SSO enables simplified user authentication and management.
IRP provides public access, enabling users to host or attend meetings from the Internet and mobile devices. Although IRP is optional, Cisco encourages its use because it provides a better user experience for your mobile workforce.
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Arun Kumar is a team lead in the San Jose Conferencing Technical Assistance Center. He has over eight years of experience in conferencing technology and specializes in Cisco Unified Meeting Place Express and Cisco WebEx Meeting Server. He joined Cisco in 2010 as an escalation engineer for the Cisco Telepresence group. Before joining Cisco he worked for the UK's third-largest internet service provider Supanet on VoIP technology and the *Nix domain. Kumar holds a master of science degree in computer science from Sikkim Manipal University in India, and he holds CCIE (Voice) and VMware Certified Professional certifications.
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Product: Cisco WebEx Meetings Server (CWMS)
Design: Split-Network with Public Access (IRP in the DMZ)
Are there any additional firewall ports that need to be accessed in order to add public access when adding IRP servers? Another words, from the internal firewall, do the internal virtual machines (presumably Admin virtual machine) need to communicate to Public VIP in order to add the IRP servers successfully, outside of the firewall ports listed in the Planning Guide section:
Port list you mentioned are required to be opned on Public VIP of IRP to access from outside/external. If these ports are not opened external users will not be able to access CWMS user site url and other features like, not able to join/start any meeting, playback recording etc.
To add IRP from Admin node, we need to make sure below ports are opened:
Check section 'Port Access in the Internal Firewall' of
Please let me know if need any futher details.
Currently VCS/VCSE integration is not supported directly by CWMS and nor currently on roadmap too.
You can use these in combination with your CUCM.
Kindly check below link for Cisco WebEx Meetings Server Integration Matrix:
Please let me know if any other question.
Could you please share a docs where to find more details regarding Jabber for Windows and CWMS integration - what servers do we need to use, configurations and etc.
Also, could you please share a docs regarding integration of CWMS with corporate directory using SAML.
Thanks a lot!
We really want to try this out -
"allowing you to escalate an IM chat to a full WebEx meeting from within the Jabber client".
Hello Mobile Service,
CWMS and Jabber integrations:
In above link start from section: Set Up Cisco WebEx Meetings Server on Cisco Unified Presence
then move to section: Add Cisco WebEx Meetings Server to a Profile
Once done, move to section: Specify Conferencing Credentials in the Client side. You will see above server already listed there, just go ahead and enter your username and password (pleae make sure this user already exists on your CWMS) and accept any certificate/s if presented. Jabber Integration is done and you can start testing the same.
Attached CWMS - AFDS integration doc.
Please let me know if any furhter question.
Arun, thank you very much for the doc!!
Regarding the Jabber and CWMS - sorry, my bad - didn't look till the end of the configuration guide.
Regarding the CWMS - i see that the doc is a part of CWMS configuration Lab - is it somehow possible to receive the full version of the document in order to catch all the tips and best practices from Cisco regarding configuring/monitoring/troubleshooting the CWMS?
Hello Mobile Service,
Sure, no problem.
You can get the full doc from:
Search for CWMS Gold Lab and there you will have option to download the same.
Hello Mobile Service,
Just to add there are some more very good docs on partner community too:
You will find them very useful from all prespective like pre-sales, BOM, sales ppt, tech doc etc.
Arun, i have another question:
is it possible to change the parameter
by mistake i've placed a wrong e-mail address when the CWMS was installing.
I tried to change it in the
on the real e-mail address but it didn't help.
So now, as i'm not allowed to send from firstname.lastname@example.org, i connot create new users/passwords for them.