Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-24

Federated users are users who possess valid credentials from a federated partner, which is a trusted outside organization that is enabled for access to your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. To enable federated users to participate in Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat chat rooms, you must create a federated user group for these users. All federated user groups are automatically added to the scope of the root category when they are created. For details about how to segment the category hierarchy before you enable federated user access, see Understanding Group Chat Scope and Membership.

To create a federated user group

  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool.

  2. On the File menu, click Manage Users and then click Create a New Federated User Group.

  3. Type a name for the new group, and then click OK.