Testing Notes federated login

If you enable Notes federated login, use your test user to test that it is working.

Before you begin

  • Disable Notes shared login for the user, if enabled.


  1. Start the Notes client and sign in with Notes ID password.
  2. When you see the prompt Downloading ID file from Vault to enable Notes federated login, click OK.
  3. If Integrated Windows Authentication (IWA) is not enabled, the IdP sign-in form is shown. Provide the IdP name and password.
  4. When you see the prompt This ID file is enabled for Notes federated login, click OK.


After completing these steps, you see the following behavior:
  1. The IdP authenticates you in the background.
  2. The Notes client opens its home page without any password prompt.
  3. When you select File > Security > User security in the client, the User Securities box opens without prompting for a password.
  4. The User Securities box shows the following message:
    Your ID is not stored on disk. It was downloaded from ID vault and is in memory.

What to do next

If you use ADFS and want to enable IWA, see Enabling IWA (ADFS only).