Notes and Domino encryption

Encryption is a digital security mechanism that protects data from unauthorized access. Encryption protects data from unauthorized access. Using Notes® and Domino®, you can encrypt:

  • Messages sent to other users. Then an unauthorized user cannot read the message while it is in transit or in the recipient's mail file. You can also encrypt saved and incoming messages.
  • Network ports. Encrypting information sent between a Notes workstation and a Domino server, or between two Domino servers, prevents unauthorized users from reading the data while it is in transit.
  • SSL transactions. Server administrators can use SSL to encrypt information sent between an Internet client, such as a Notes client, and an Internet server, to prevent unauthorized users from reading the data while it is in transit.
  • Fields, documents, and databases. You can encrypt fields within a document, an entire document, and local databases. Then only the specified users can read the information.

For information on the first three items, see Domino Administrator Help.