Limit ability to start a conference

  • Tim

    Tim - 2006-10-16

    There needs to be a way to prevent unauthorized people from starting a conference.  A username/password combination would work fine.  The initial page should allow a person to join a conference or login to a secondary page where they can then initiate a conference.

    I don't fancy the idea of anyone who stumbles across my DimDim page being able to start/schedule a conference.

    But then again, you probably already have something like this planned for a future release.

    • dimdim_sundar

      dimdim_sundar - 2006-11-03

      Yes Tim,

      In the latest build this feature is available through a file which contains a list of allowed presenters email addresses. This file is located at [$conference server]/tomcat.. /webapps/dimdim/dimdimPresenters.txt
      right now only is a allowed presenter. Emails should be added one in each line in the file.

      To enable this feature please edit $conference Server]\Tomcat 5.5\webapps\dimdim\WEB-INF\classes\resources\ and change the entry dimdim.authenticationPolicy=NO_CHECK to dimdim.authenticationPolicy=CHECK_EMAIL


    • Tim

      Tim - 2006-11-07

      And I think this is a good place to start, however, it will not take much of a leap of logic to figure out what a valid email address is and be able to start an unauthorized conference.

      I still would like to see a username/password combination to be able to start a conference.

      Also, when a conference ends, an attendee is presented with the screen that allows them to schedule or start a conference.  I think when a conference ends, attendees should be presented with a thank you screen with no ability to start a conference. Perhaps the Join a Conference could be displayed in case they need to go directly to another meeting.

      Just my $.02.


      • Dimdim

        Dimdim - 2006-11-08

        Hello Tim,

        I agree with you on both the points. The username/password is being worked on.

        also regarding the thanks/feedback page after the meeting is over, is also a great idea for which i have opened  a feature request in Beta release. you can track it from here:

        Thanks for spending time in guiding us.



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