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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Managing Federation

After enabling user accounts for federation, administrators can manage the organizations with which they want to federate through Lync Server. If partner discovery lookups are allowed on the Access Edge configuration, all domains are automatically allowed. Adding allowed domains can still be done to grant a higher level of trust to partners, but is not required. If partner discovery is not allowed, administrators must manually add all federated partners to the allow list.

Blocking a federated domain can be used to prevent internal users from communicating with specific partners. This is used in situations in which federation should be allowed globally, but blocked to only a few specific domain names. To allow or block a federated ...

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