Connecting to Other Messaging Systems

Create a Notes User ID

To transfer messages to and from Notes and to synchronize directory information, the Notes connector requires access to several Notes databases. The following procedure explains how to create a certified Notes user ID file, which the connector uses to access the Lotus Notes/Domino server and to create a Person document in the Lotus Notes/Domino registration server's Name and Address Book.

Tip   Create a user ID that is different from any administrator ID used for creating Notes users. Give the connector's user ID only the security permissions required for carrying out the messaging and directory synchronization tasks that the connector needs to perform.

To create a user ID for the connector:

  1. Start the Lotus Notes 4.x client or, if you are using release 5.x, the Lotus Domino Administrator program.
  2. On the File menu, click Tools, and then click Server Administration.
  3. Click People, and then click Register Person.
  4. Verify that you have a license for the user ID you are creating. If you meet the licensing requirements, click Yes.
  5. Type the administration password for the specified certifier, and then click OK.
  6. If the local server is not the registration server, click Registration Server, select the registration server, and then click OK. To select a different certifier, click Certifier ID, select the certifier, and then click Open. Type the administrator's password, and then click OK.
  7. In Security type, click North American or International.
  8. In Certificate expiration date, type the date in mm-dd-yy format to change the expiration date, and then click Continue.
  9. In Last name, type a name for the connector (for example, Connector).
  10. In Minimum password length, click zero and leave the Password box blank. This allows the connector to operate unattended when accessing its databases on the Lotus Notes/Domino server.
  11. In License type, click Lotus Notes Desktop.
  12. Click the Mail icon.
  13. On the Mail type menu, click None.
  14. On the Home server menu, select the Lotus Notes/Domino server on which the connector's databases will be located.
  15. Click the Other icon.
  16. Verify that In Address Book is not selected. This is required because the password of this user ID file is set to blank.
  17. Click In file to generate the user ID as a file. Click Set ID file and specify the file name (for example, The user ID file must be in a location that is accessible to the server on which the connector is installed.
  18. Click Save, and then click Register.

Related Topics

Synchronize Directory Information