Setting Up Authentication


Topic Last Modified: 2012-08-28

This topic applies to the newest IP phones:

  • Aastra 6721ip common area phone

  • Aastra 6725ip desk phone

  • HP 4110 IP Phone (common area phone)

  • HP 4120 IP Phone (desk phone)

  • Polycom CX500 IP common area phone

  • Polycom CX600 IP desk phone

  • Polycom CX3000 IP conference phone

For details about these phones, see Choosing New Devices in the Planning documentation.

When setting up these phones, personal identification number (PIN) authentication needs to be enabled on Lync Server, and an appropriate PIN policy need to be in place. This allows authentication to be automatic when a user signs in to the phone. Authentication is the process of validating user credentials.

To check to see if PIN authentication is enabled, in the Lync Server Control Panel, click the Security group, and then click Web Service. There will be a mark next to PIN authentication if it is enabled. You can edit the PIN policy in the Security group, by clicking PIN Policy.

You can also use Lync Server Management Shell to enable PIN authentication. Run:

Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration -Identity Global -UsePinAuth $true

Check whether PIN authentication is enabled by using Lync Server Management Shell. Run:

Get-CsWebServiceConfiguration | Select UsePinAuth

For details about setting up the PIN itself, see Setting Up the Authentication PIN.