Denying Notes® users access to all servers in a domain

To deny Notes® users access to all servers in a domain, lock out their user IDs and enable password checking. When locked-out users try to access the server, Domino® tries to verify the passwords they enter by comparing them against those stored in Person documents. Domino® denies the users access because their IDs are locked out.

Before you begin

Make sure that the Administration Process is set up and that you have Editor access in the ACL of the Domino® Directory.

About this task

This procedure applies only to Notes® users. It does not apply to Internet users attempting to access a Domino® server.

It is better to lock out user IDs than to add a group to the Not access server field. Using ID lockout ensures that users cannot view a list of names that have been denied server access.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the People & Groups tab, and select the Person documents of users to whom you want to deny access.
  2. Select Actions > Set Password Fields, and then click Yes when prompted to continue.
  3. In the Check Notes password field, select Lockout ID, and then click OK.