Starting with Domino V11, you can configure Domino to use an ID vault password to authenticate web users accessing the server.
If enabled uses the Domino server to authenticate users to HCL Verse, HCL iNotes with their Notes ID and passwords stored in IDVault. With this feature, users only can to remember their password in the file ID.
This feature is ignored for authentication of the following users:
Notes client users
Web-only users without Notes IDs
Users who authenticate via SAML federated identity authentication
How to configure?
Create or edit a Configuration document in the Domino directory. (Configuration – Servers – Configurations)
Open the Security tab
In the Internet Password Verification section, select one of the following options
If some web users with registered Notes IDs do not have IDs in the vault or if you are unsure if they do, use “Check vault first, then directory“. If Notes IDs are not found in the vault, Domino will use internet passwords in Domino directory Person documents to authenticate the users.
I continue with the previous article about news in final release, where I summarized news in Notes client and iNotes V11. However, most features require a Domino V11 server. Here is a summary of news for the Domino server.
New Domino licensing model (Active license management is not available for production use licenses at this time. Therefore, configuring a FlexNet license server for Domino 11.0.0 is not required. Details of when HCL will enable active license management will be announced.)
Product rebranding (References to IBMhave been rebranded to HCL for the Notes and Domino product family. Strings with IBM that were visible in normal use of the product are changed to HCL. Occurrences of IBM in the following locations are changed to HCL: – Logos and copyright information – Error messages – Dialog boxes – Templates and databases that ship with Domino and Notes 11 – Registry path in Windows™ platform
Not all IBM strings are replaced. The following occurrences of IBM strings remain and have not been changed: – The following directories or paths that if changed could require customers to alter their applications: IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT, IBM_ID_VAULT, IBM_Credstore, IBMDomino.sym, ibmditar.css, C:\Program Files\IBM\Domino\data\domino\js\dojo-1.5.4\ibm – notes.ini configuration parameters that contain IBM strings – Proprietary IBM strings such as IBM operating systems, servers, compilers. – LDAP attributes – COM objects with IBM as the namespace
New InstallAnywhere platform for Domino (Flexera InstallAnywhere 2018 is the underlying install platform used as of HCL Domino 11. InstallAnywhere offers the following install modes: – Graphic User Interface (GUI) mode, available only on Windows – Console mode, available only on AIX and Linux – Silent install mode, available on all platforms
Directory Sync (Directory Sync allows you to sync people and group data from an external LDAP directory into the Domino directory. Currently data from Active Directory can be synced. )
DAOS tier2 storage (Domino Attachment Object Service (DAOS) tier 2 storage enables you to use an S3-compatible storage service to store older attachment objects that haven’t been accessed within a specified number of days. This feature allows you to reduce the amount of data stored on Domino servers that use DAOS. It can also improve the performance of any incremental file backups done for DAOS. An S3-compatible storage service uses the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) API)
New Java Runtime Environment (The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) that comes with HCL Domino® 11 and HCL Domino Designer 11 is now Eclipse OpenJ9 that is provided through AdoptOpenJDK. The JRE component versions are: – openjdk version “1.8.0_222” – OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_222-b10) – Eclipse OpenJ9 VM
IBM GSKit cryptographic libraries replaced with the OpenSSL equivalents (On all HCL Notes and Domino® platforms, OpenSSL 1.1.1a cryptographic libraries replace the IBM GSKit libraries provided in earlier releases)
Limiting ID file downloads from the ID vault is disabled for SAML federated login (When SAML Notes federated login or SAML Web federated login is the authentication method used to extract HCL Notes ID files from the ID vault, the value for the ID Vault policy setting Allow automatic ID downloads is now ignored. (This setting is in the ID vault tab of a Security Settings policy document). The setting is ignored because SAML authentication requires unrestricted download access to ID files from the vault.
Authenticating web users against the Notes ID passwords in the ID vault (You can configure HCL Domino® to use the password in an ID vault to authenticate web users that access the server)
As announced in early December, Domino, Notes, Traveler and Sametime V11 were released. Check Flexnet where you should already see the installation files.
Active license management is not available for production use licenses of HCL Domino 11 at this time. Therefore, configuring a FlexNet license server for Domino 11.0.0 is not required. Details of when HCL will enable active license management will be announced.
In addition to English, a German and Japanese language version is available. We’ll have to wait for more languages.
Traveler V11 can be installed on Domino server V9.0.1 and V10.
After the Engage conference (May 2019), I wrote an article about what to expect in the new version of Domino / Notes. I wrote that there will be a beta version in Q3 / 19 and so on. So what is the current situation?
HCL fulfilled its promises and released at the end of October perhaps the latest Domino / Notes beta 2 including Traveler and Sametime V11 beta.
At the same time, HCL announced the first major release of V11 on December 4, so it is more than likely that we will be able to install the final version by the end of the year.
Are there any changes from the May information? Here is a selection of some important things:
Cleaner, modernized UI. The overall appearance of Notes has changed in this release.
Minimalistic menus Less used actions and options are hidden until you need them. Drop-down and expanding menus allow you to retain all previous capabilities without cluttering the workspace.
Simplified forms Forms within Notes Calendar and Contacts are organized in a basic, user friendly layout.
Domino licensing Starting with HCL Domino 11, each Domino server must be configured to connect to a FlexNet licensing server. The licensing server is used to validate that a Domino server is in compliance with the licensing requirements.
Inbox action bar There are fewer icons above the inbox on the action bar. Further options can be viewed when you select and hover over an email
Multiple Dictionaries Support You can now spell check any language that your HCL Notes client supports within an email or document.
Meetings > 24 Hour Support Meetings that are longer than 24 hours are now supported by the HCL Notes Calendar
Export As PDF
TLS 1.2 support for SAML Notes and Embedded Sametime now support TLS 1.2 with Notes’ Federated login (SAML).
Mac 64-bit Uninstaller The uninstaller provided for Notes 11 on Mac is now 64-bit. This change is made because Apple will no longer support a 32-bit uninstaller as of Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) release.
Moving folders prompt Users are now prompted to confirm when a mail folder is moved
Synched release schedule Starting with this release, Sametime® and Notes® follow the same release schedule.
New HCL Notes 11 theme HCL Notes has a new theme for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Notebook. After the previous blue, there has been a change that is much more pleasant after a long period of use.