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Polycom VVX automatically sign-in to Lync with phone number + PIN

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Polycom VVX automatically sign-in to Lync with phone number + PIN

Hi there,

 

I'm having a play around with auto-provisioning Polycom VVX devices as Lync common area phones (ie. meeting rooms). I have managed to configure a configuration file on the provisioning server that can automatically sign the device into Lync, but only with a username / password. I've used the configuration settings to achieve this:

 

<Auto-signon reg.1.auth.useLoginCredentials="0" reg.1.address="jfrost@contoso.com" reg.1.auth.domain="contoso" reg.1.auth.userId="jfrost" reg.1.auth.password="XXXXXX /> 

 

 

Question: Is it possible to automatically provision a VVX device such that it signs into Lync with phone number / PIN? Instead of with a username and password combination?

 

Regards, James.

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Polycom VVX automatically sign-in to Lync with phone number + PIN

Hello James Frost, 


welcome back to the Polycom Community.

Please be aware of the following when utilizing UCS 4.1.0 or later:

The use of Polycom UC Software versions 4.1.X (“Software”) requires the purchase of a separate Software license for every device that will use the Software in a Lync environment. You may not install, access, or use the Software in a Lync environment on more devices than are listed on your license until additional licenses have been purchased and authorized by Polycom. These licenses should be purchased from the same company from which you purchased the devices. You may operate devices against a Lync server for trial purposes for up to 30 days without purchasing a license. Use of the Software is subject to the terms and conditions of the End User License Agreement.

Polycom reserves the right to audit your deployment to verify that you have sufficient licenses to match the number of devices being used.

Information in regards of License Part Numbers can be found here

To my knowledge PIN and Extension Login is not supported as a configurable parameter.

 

You can use the Web Interface to sign in via PIN using the latest UCS 5.1.1 release.

 

Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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Occasional Advisor

Re: Polycom VVX automatically sign-in to Lync with phone number + PIN

Hmm OK, I hope this changes in a future release.

 

I was hoping to have a fully automated sign-in scenario without requiring manual intervention (either on the device or via a web page). Phone / PIN is normally preferred by the security folks over username / password.

 

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Polycom VVX automatically sign-in to Lync with phone number + PIN

Hello James Frost, 

to my knowledge this will not change in the future as it is a requirement by our Partner Microsoft in order to pass the 3PIP certification.


Please ensure to provide some feedback if this reply has helped you so other users can profit from your experience.

Best Regards

Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services

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The title Polycom Employee & Community Manager is a community setting and does not reflect my role. I am just a simple volunteer in the community like everybody else. My official "day" Job is 3rd Level support at Poly but I am unable to provide official support via the community.

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Notice: This community forum is not an official Poly support resource, thus responses from Poly employees, partners, and customers alike are best-effort in attempts to share learned knowledge. If you need immediate and/or official assistance please open a service ticket through your proper support channels.
Please also ensure you always check the VoIP , Video Endpoint , Skype for Business , PSTN or RPM FAQ's
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Occasional Advisor

Re: Polycom VVX automatically sign-in to Lync with phone number + PIN

Hi,

 

I have got this working on 5.5 like this:

<reg.1.auth
  reg.1.auth.usePinCredentials="1"
  reg.1.auth.useLoginCredentials="0"
  reg.1.extension="<the Extension>"
  reg.1.pin="<The PIN>"  />

 

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