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New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains

Lync Server 2013
 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-22

Enables Microsoft Lync Online federation with all domains except for those domains included on the blocked domains list.

This cmdlet can only be used with Lync Online.

New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains [-Verbose]

The two commands shown in Example 1 configure the federation settings for the tenant with the Identity "bf19b7db-6960-41e5-a139-2aa373474354" to allow all known domains. To do this, the first command in the example uses the New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains cmdlet to create an instance of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.Edge.AllowAllKnownDomains object; this instance is stored in a variable named $x. In the second command, the Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration cmdlet is called along with the AllowedDomains parameter; using $x as the parameter value configures the federation settings to allow all known domains.

$x = New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains
Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration -Tenant "bf19b7db-6960-41e5-a139-2aa373474354" -AllowedDomains $x

Example 2 demonstrates how you can configure all your tenants to allow communications with all the domains not explicitly shown on the blocked domains list. To do this, the first command in the example uses the New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains cmdlet to create an instance of the AllowAllKnownDomains object, an object stored in a variable named $x.

The second command in the example then uses the Get-CsTenant cmdlet to return a collection of all the available tenants. This collection is then piped to the ForEach-Object cmdlet. The ForEach-Object cmdlet, in turn, runs the Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration cmdlet against each tenant in the collection, configuring the AllowedDomains property to allow all known domains.

$x = New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains
Get-CsTenant | ForEach-Object {Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration -Tenant $_.TenantID -AllowedDomains $x}

Federation is a service that enables users to exchange IM and presence information with users from other domains. With Lync Online, administrators can use the federation configuration settings to govern:

  • Whether or not users can communicate with people from other domains and, if so, which domains they are allowed to communicate with.
  • Whether or not users can communicate with people who have accounts on public IM and presence providers such as Windows Live, AOL, and Yahoo.

Federation is managed, in part, by using allowed domain and blocked domain lists. The allowed domain list specifies the domains that users are allowed to communicate with; the blocked domain list specifies the domains that users are not allowed to communicate with. By default, users can communicate with any domain that does not appear on the blocked list. However, administrators can modify this default setting and limit communication to domains that are on the allowed domains list.

Lync Online does not allow you to directly modify the allowed list or the blocked list; for example, you cannot use a command similar to this one, which passes a string value representing a domain name to the allowed domains list:

Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration -Tenant "bf19b7db-6960-41e5-a139-2aa373474354" -AllowedDomains "fabrikam.com"

Instead, you must use either the New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains cmdlet or the New-CsEdgeAllowList cmdlet to create a domain object and then pass that domain object to the Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration cmdlet. The New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains cmdlet is used if you want to allow users to communicate with all domains except for those expressly specified on the blocked domains list. The New-CsEdgeAllowList cmdlet is used if you want to limit user communication to a specified collection of domains. In that case, users will only be allowed to communicate with domains that appear on the allowed domains list.

To configure federation with all known domains, use a set of commands similar to this:

$x = New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains
Set-CsTenantFederationConfiguration -Tenant "bf19b7db-6960-41e5-a139-2aa373474354" -AllowedDomains $x

 

Parameter Required Type Description

This cmdlet provides only common Windows PowerShell parameters.

N/A

N/A

N/A

None. The New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains cmdlet does not accept pipelined input.

The New-CsEdgeAllowAllKnownDomains cmdlet creates new instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.Edge.AllowAllKnownDomains object.

 
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