Setting Registration preferences

You can set default registration preferences that apply whenever you register new certifiers, servers, and users.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click File > Preferences > Administration Preferences.
  2. Click Registration.
  3. Complete any of these fields:
    Table 1. Registration preferences
    Field Action
    Registration Domain Select a domain from the list. The registration domain is the domain into which users and servers are registered.
    Create Notes® IDs for new users Click to create a Notes® ID for each new user during the registration process.
    Certifier name list Choose a certifier ID to use when creating the user name during user registration when a Notes® user ID is not being created for the user.

    This field appears if the check box Create a Notes ID for this person is not selected.

    Certifier ID Do one:
    • Click Certifier ID, select the certifier ID file, and click OK to select the certifier ID used to register new certifiers, servers, and users.
    • Select Use CA Process to use the Domino® server-based certification authority.
    Registration Server Click Registration Server to change the registration server, which is the server that initially stores the Person document until the Domino® Directory replicates. Select the server that registers all new users, and then click OK. If you do not explicitly define a registration server, it is, by default:
    • The local server if it contains a Domino® Directory
    • The server specified in NewUserServer setting in the NOTES.INI file
    • The administration server
    Explicit policy If you already created explicit policies, select the policy from the list. If you have not created explicit policies, this field displays "None Available."
    User setup profile Select a profile. The default is none. You can assign either a policy or a user setup profile, but you cannot assign both to the same users.
    Note: The User setup profile document has been replaced by policies and cannot be used when policy documents and policy settings are used. User setup profile documents are supported on pre Release 6 servers, where you can use them instead of policies.
    Mail Options Click Mail Options to display the Mail Registration Options dialog box.
    Choose one of the following and complete any required associated fields:
    • Notes® (default) -- The Internet address is automatically generated.
    • POP -- The Internet address is automatically generated during registration, and the Internet password is set by default during registration.
    • IMAP -- The Internet address is automatically generated during registration, and the Internet password is set by default during registration.
    • iNotes®
    • Other -- Enter a forwarding email address.
    • Other Internet -- The Internet password is set by default during registration. Enter a forwarding email address.
    • None
    Note: If you select Other or Other Internet, you need to enter a forwarding email address for the user during user registration.
    Click Internet address to set up a default Internet address format for person registration:
    • Internet Domain – Enter the domain to be used in the Internet address -- for example,
    • Address name format – Choose the format of the Internet address. The default format is FirstNameLastName@Internet domain without a separator -- for example,
    • Separator – Choose the character inserted between names and initials in the Internet address.
    Click Advanced mail options to open the Person Registration Mail Options dialog box where you can set access to users' mail files and options for creation of mail replicas:
    • Mail file owner access – Select the level of access you are assigning to the owner of each mail file. The suggested default is Editor because it provides sufficient delegation rights without providing rights to enable the user to delete a mail file.
    • Mail file manager – Specify a manager other than the mail file owner. If you leave the owner as Designer or Editor, you become a manager automatically
    • Enable full text index – Click to create a full-text index of the mail database.
    • Set database quota – Click to enable, and then specify a size limit (maximum of 10GB) for a user's mail database.
    • Set warning threshold – Click to generate a warning when the user's mail database reaches a certain size, and then enter the warning size (maximum of 10GB).
    • For information on the options for creation of replicas, see the related topics.
    User ID/Password Options Click User ID/Password Options Settings to open the Person ID File and Password Settings dialog box. Specify any of these:
    • Person ID file folder -- Select a folder or enter a directory path, for example, c:\notes\data\ids\people, in which to store the ID files generated for users during registration.
    • Public key specification -- Select one:
      • Compatible with all releases (630 bits)
      • Compatible with 6.0 and later (1024 bits)
      • Compatible with 7.0 and later (2048 bits)
      The public key specification that you use impacts when key rollover is triggered. Key rollover is the process used to update the set of Notes® public and private keys that is stored in user and server ID files.
    • License type -- Select either North American (default) or International. In practice, there is no difference between a North American and an International ID type.
    • Click Password Options to specify a password quality scale and an encryption strength to be applied to the ID files that are generated for users by default during registration. See the related topics for more information.
    Advanced Options Click Advanced Options to open the Advanced Person Registration Options dialog box where you can specify the following:
    • Whether to keep registered users in the registration queue
    • Whether to attempt to register users with an error status from a previous registration attempt
    • Whether to prompt for duplicate persons, mail files, and roaming directories
    • Whether to search all directories for duplicate names
    • Whether to use the remote user registration database
    • Whether to generate random user passwords
    • Other registration settings
    Server/Certifier Registration Click to open the Server/Certifier ID File And Password Settings dialog box on which you can use the following fields:
    • ID file folder – Define the directories in which to store certifier IDs and server IDs.
    • License type – Specify license type for the server ID file
    • Public key specification – Select the minimum release of Domino® for which you need public keys to be compatible.

    Click Password Options to define the password quality scale and encryption strength for either type of ID file. See the related topics for more information.

  4. Click OK.