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					Configuring Netscape Communicator 4.5 - Roaming Profiles

This document describes how to implement Roaming Profiles on Netscape Communicator 4.5. A roaming profile is
the ability to store configuration information for Netscape (bookmarks, address book, preferences, etc.) on a central
server. It is then possible to access this information from any computer that has Netscape Communicator 4.5. An
application of this would be your work PC and your home PC. By storing your address book and bookmarks on a
central server you can keep this information in sync.

This document consists of three sections:
 Enabling and Configuring Roaming Access
 Bypassing the Roaming Profile Server and
 Feature(s)

Enabling and Configuring Roaming Access

    1.   Start up Netscape Navigator and Select Edit,
         Preferences


    2.   In the Category List, Select, Roaming
         Access.

         If you do not see the choices, Server
         Information and Item Selection, click the [+]
         button that is next to Roaming Access.


    3.   Check the "Enable Roaming Access for this
         profile" box


    4.   Enter your NetID in the User Name field for
         the login information.

         NOTE: It is recommended that you DO
         NOT check the "Remember my Roaming
         Access password" field for security reasons.


    5.   Select the Server Information Category to
         continue.




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    1.   Once you select the "Server Information"
         Category, click the "HTTP Server" radio
         button and enter "roaming.princeton.edu"
         in the Base URL field.


    2.   Select the "Item Selection" Category to
         continue.




    1.   Once you select the "Item Selection"
         Category, verify that the Items, Bookmarks,
         Cookies, Mail Filters, Address Book, and
         User Preferences have all been checked.

         It is recommended that you do not check
         History, Java Security and Certificates and
         Private Keys.

         The History information can get quite large
         and take some time to upload and download.
         The profile server (roaming.princeton.edu)
         does not yet support SSL therefore any
         Items that contain security information
         would be sent unsecured to the server.




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    1.   Click the OK button to save the changes.
         You should see the following dialog box
         stating that Roaming Access will take effect
         the next time you restart Communicator.


    2.   Shutdown all Communicator programs.
         Netscape is now configured for Roaming
         Access.


    3.   Repeat steps 1-10 for each workstation
         (ie.home PC) that you want to access your
         profile information. If the workstation is a
         shared system, you will have to first create a
         user profile for yourself using Netscape's
         User Profile Manager utility.



    1.   Start up Netscape Navigator or Messenger.
         You will be prompted with a dialog box
         similar to the one below. Enter in your
         NetID (email) password and click OK.




    1.   After you have entered your password, you
         will see a dialog box similar to the one
         below. This box will also be displayed when
         you shutdown all Netscape Communicator
         applications.




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Netscape will do its best to keep the information on the roaming profile server and the local profile information
stored on your workstation in sync. If the roaming profile server is unavailable or if you bypassed connecting to the
roaming profile server there is the chance that your profile information will get out of sync. If Netscape detects a
difference in the date/time stamp of your local profile and the profile information stored on the server, Netscape will
prompt you with this information and ask you whether you want to keep the local profile or the server profile. You
will be asked this question for each item that you selected to save when you configured your Roaming Profile
(address book, bookmarks, etc.

Details about what to do when the roaming profile server is unavailable can be found in the next section of this
document, Bypassing the Roaming Profile Server.



Bypassing the Roaming Profile Server

    1.   When starting Netscape, if the
         roaming profile server is
         unavailable or if you mistype your
         password or leave the password
         field blank, you will receive an
         error dialog box similar to the
         following:



    1.   Click the OK button and you will be
         presented with the following dialog
         box. You may retry your password.
         If you receive the authorization
         error again, you may choose the
         Skip button. This will bypass the
         downloading of the profile
         information from the roaming
         profile server and use the locally
         cached information from your last
         successful connection to the server.

         Please be aware that any changes
         you make to your preferences,
         bookmarks or address book, will not
         be saved to the roaming profile
         server during your session.




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Feature(s)

If you find yourself using a computer that does not have Netscape 4.5 or is not configured for Roaming Access, you
can still access your bookmarks that are stored on the roaming profile server by going to the page,
http://roaming.princeton.edu/bookmarks.html. You will be prompted to enter your NetID and password. Once you
have done that, you will be presented with a web page containing your bookmarks.




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