Chat rules overview

Chat rules determine in real-time if IBM Sametime users are allowed or denied to chat to other IBM Sametime users, and an optional custom message can be sent back to the chat originator.

Chat rules apply to:

Chat rules require that the option Log IBM Sametime chats is enabled.

Logging and enforcing chat rules for IBM Sametime announcements requires IBM Sametime Community server version 8.5.x or higher.

If a chat is being prevented by a chat rule, no chat log files will be created, and no chat log documents will be created.

Evaluation order

See Rule evaluation order.


Configuration examples

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