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)