Hide participants in a WebEx Meeting

As a meeting host and in the WebEx meeting window, go to the menu Participants > Assign Privileges and untick View Participant List in the “Participants” tab.

I received a feature request from a customer who has a WebEx deployment.

He has a meeting with partners from other companies. The participants are competitors.
So the customer doesn’t want the participants to see each one others.

I wasn’t sure that this feature is available in Cisco WebEx, I google it and did not find relevant information, but while tweaking the WebEx Meeting menus I found that it’s possible to hide participants.

As the Meeting Host, go to the menu Participant then Assign Privileges.cwms-host

Go to the “Participants” tab. By default, the privilege View Participant List is assigned to all participants.


Untick that checkbox and validate by clicking “Assign”.

This way the Participants List panel is removed and unavailable for meeting attendees.

Of course, do this before the meeting begins in order that the participants don’t see the other ones when joining the meeting.

7821/7841/7861 locale installation on CME

You need the file “sp-sip.jar”.
Don’t forget to put it in the correct folder such as “SIP_French_France” !

I tried to install French language to an IP Telephony deployment based on CME and the latest 7800 IP phone Series. I have searched on Google for the .jar file needed by these IP phones in order to be localized but have not find any clear information.

So I have turned on the “hard way” mode in order to find that information.

The first thing I’ve done is to enable the TFTP debug through “debug tftp events” on the CME. Generally speaking this command is a good troubleshooting tool, for example to double check that the IP phone is actually reaching the TFTP server and correctly downloading its files.

(I assume here that you already configured the locale commands on voice register global)

Here is the output :


The interesting line in the debug is :

TFTP: Looking for SIP_French_France/sp-sip.jar

The IP phone looks for the file sp-sip.jar and not less importantly under the folder SIP_French_France.

So I uploaded the file to flash: and then published it on the tftp server through these commands :

Router#conf t
Router(config)# tftp-server flash:sp-sip.jar alias SIP_French_France/sp-sip.jar

It’s important to publish the file on the correct folder which is similar to the syntax “SIP_language_country“.

Afterwards the 7821/7841/7861 IP phones correctly downloads the locale file and hopefully reset and start using the target language.

The locale files are available through Cisco under this link (CCO account needed)

Yes the file is very heavy. Because it contains files for all languages, and just need to pick up the file for the language you need. All this for a 34kb file!