SSL security

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a security protocol that provides communications privacy and authentication for Domino® server tasks that operate over TCP/IP.

SSL offers these security benefits:

  • Data is encrypted to and from clients, so privacy is ensured during transactions.
  • An encoded message digest accompanies the data and detects any message tampering.
  • The server certificate accompanies data to assure the client that the server identity is authentic.
  • The client certificate accompanies data to assure the server that the client identity is authentic. Client authentication is optional and may not be a requirement for your organization.

Internet protocols supported by Domino and SSL

You must set up the Domino server and then set up SSL. You can use SSL security for Internet clients who use one of the following Internet protocols to connect to the Domino server:

  • Web server and Web Navigator (HTTP)
  • Internet Inter-ORB Protocol (IIOP)

    The Java™ applet that uses this protocol must be set up to use SSL.

  • Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP)
  • Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
  • Post Office Protocol 3 (POP3)
  • Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)

    Domino uses SASL automatically if SSL with client authentication is set up on the server and if the LDAP client supports the protocol. No additional configuration is necessary.

  • Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)