Mapping the Domino server between the user IDs stored in the LDAP

Ensure that the HCL Domino server maps correctly between the user IDs stored in the LDAP that the Docs server is connected to and the Notes Canonical Name format used inside the Domino address book and authentication/authorization.

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You can skip this step if the Domino server and WebSphere Application Server share the same directory.


  • If the users exist in both the LDAP directory and the Domino Directory:
    • In the user's Person document, click Administration. Under Client Information, enter the user name DN that is expected by WebSphere Application Server in the LTPA user name field. Typically, this is the user's LDAP distinguished name (DN). Be sure to separate the name components with slashes. For example, if the LDAP DN is uid=jdoe,cn=sales,dc=acme, dc=com, enter the value as follows: uid=jdoe/cn=sales/dc=acme/dc=com
  • If users exist in only the LDAP directory:
    • Open the Directory Assistance document for the LDAP Directory (or create a directory assistance database and configure the Domino server to use this DA database). In the SSO Configuration section, enter an LDAP attribute that should be used as the name in an SSO token created for this user. This attribute will be used in the LTPA token when the LTPA_UserNm field is requested. It is important to ensure that the selected field contains the user name that WebSphere Application Server expects. Options for this field include:
      • Any appropriate LDAP attribute, as long as it uniquely identifies the user.
      • A value of $DN to use the LDAP distinguished name. This is the most common configuration, indicating that the user's LDAP DN is the name expected by WebSphere Application Server, rather than a name in an arbitrary LDAP field.
      • Leaving it blank to default to the Domino distinguished name, if known. Otherwise, the default will be the LDAP distinguished name.
    Note: From theHCL Domino welcome page in the HCL product documentation, you can find information to help you choose the correct configuration parameters based on your environment.