38 IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access V5 Handbook for Developers and Administrators Volume III: E-Mail and Database Synchronization
Create Default Device profile
Profiles are used to control how mail, calendar, tasks, etc. are included in the
synchronization process. A device profile is a group of settings that limit the
scope of synchronized data. It is necessary to create at least one device profile
before synchronizing PIM or data. For user-specific device profiles, it also stores
The Domino Server the user wants to connect to.
The user name and password of the Lotus Notes account whose PIM and
e-mail data the user wants to synchronize.
Administrators can create administrator profiles that users can link to, edit an
individual user's device profile, and assign an administrator profile to multiple
users at once. To work with profiles, administrators use the Bulk Load (for details
see IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access V5 Handbook for Developers and
Administrators Volume I: Installation and Administration, SG24-6462),
Synchronization Administrator Profiles, and Administrator for Users portlets in
the Administration page.
End users work with device profiles using the Synchronization User Profiles
portlet in the Mobile Setup page. End users can link to administrator profiles,
which enables them to automatically inherit changes made to the profile by an
administrator, or create or edit their own device profiles.
Perform the following steps to create a default device profile:
1. Log in to the Portal using the administrator’s user ID and navigate to the
Administration in the Portal Controls, and then on the left links choose
→ Everyplace Synchronization Server
→ Synchronization Administrator Profiles.
Note: Any time you modify a device profile or switch to a new device profile,
the next time a user synchronizes with the server all records are re-evaluated,
which may result in a slow synchronization. If you delete a device profile that
you previously synchronized with and create a new profile, synchronizing with
the new profile will overwrite the data on your device with the data on the
Note: Administrators can lock device profiles so that end users must use an
administrator device profile that they cannot edit. See the help for the
Synchronization Administrator Profiles portlet for more information about
locking device profiles.