Configuring the Ethical Wall for Skype for Business


The Verba Ethical Wall for Skype for Business (Lync) uses the following connections to the Skype for Business (Lync) platform:

  • Trusted application on the Front End Servers - a filter is processing signaling for presence blocking, session blocking, and disclaimers
  • UCMA application - used for notifications


Configuring Verba components

Front End Servers

The actions described below need to be completed for each Front End Server.

Step 1 - In the Verba Web Application navigate to System \ Servers

Step 2 - Select a Front End Server

Step 3 - Click on the Service Activation tab

Step 4 - Activate the Verba SfB/Lync Communication Policy Service, using the  icon at the end of the line

Step 5 - Click on the Change Configuration Settings tab

Step 6 - Under the Skype for Business/Lync Ethical Wall -> General section set the required settings:

Server VersionThe version of the Skype for Business/Lync environmentLync Server 2013
Verba Announcement servicesThe announcement services, one in each line. Required if notifications or Session termination if Chaperone leaves is configured in the Communication policy panels. The format is:announcement_server_hostname:10211|computer_gruutestucma1:10211|sip:testucma1.verbatest.local@verbatest.local;gruu;opaque=srvr:trainingannouncementapp:LOqq58liLV2IFR7QVbfv4QAA
Block Additions to Contact List

Blocks the addition of the queried users to the contact list. The possession of the remote user's full SIP URI allows the user to add the remote user to the contact list. This setting prevents this functionality.

Default Value: On


Step 7 - Save and apply configuration