Configure PIN-less meeting join in Skype for Business Server
Summary: Learn how to configure the PIN-less meeting join option in Skype for Business Server 2015.
When a dial-in caller attempts to join a meeting, the Conference Auto Attendant (CAA) service places the caller in a holding pen that is different from the Lobby — if a presenter is not already on a call, and the dial-in caller has not entered a leader PIN. The PIN-less meeting join option allows dial-in callers to join a meeting without entering a leader PIN even if they are the first person on a call.
Keep the following in mind when configuring this feature:
Applies to private meetings only.
Allows PSTN callers to stay in private meetings without the presence of authenticated users.
After the setting is changed, it applies to all existing and new private meetings.
Can be enabled either at the site of the organizer or at the global level.
Options for who can bypass the lobby can be set for either of the following:
Anyone from my Organization with Callers get in directly
Anyone (no restrictions) with Callers get in directly (This is the default setting.)
When configured to enable PIN-less join, the CAA service still prompts for a leader PIN. Users can join the meeting whether or not a PIN is entered. However, retaining the ability to enter a leader PIN allows a dial-in caller to authenticate as a leader and manage the meeting if necessary.
Configure PIN-less meeting join
To enable PIN-less meeting join for your users, use the Set-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration cmdlet with the AllowAnonymousPstnActivation parameter as follows:
Set-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration -Identity < global or site:sitename> -AllowAnonymousPstnActivation $True
For example, the following command enables PIN-less meeting join for the site Redmond:
Set-CsDialInConferencingConfiguration -Identity site:Redmond -AllowAnonymousPstnActivation $True
For security purposes, when PIN-less meeting join is turned on, you might want to restrict anonymous users from dialing out by ensuring the ConferencingPolicy is set as follows:
Set-CsConferencingPolicy [-Identity <XdsIdentity>] -AllowAnonymousUsersToDialOut $False
For more information, see Set-CsConferencingPolicy.