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HCL Domino V11 – Authenticating web users against the Notes ID passwords in the ID vault

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.