Setting up the Web Administrator

The Domino® Web Administrator uses the Web Administrator database (WEBADMIN.NSF). The first time the HTTP task starts on a Web server, Domino automatically creates this database in the Domino data directory.

About this task

You need to make sure that the Web browser and server meet certain requirements for the Web Administrator to run.

You must have the following Domino server tasks running:

  • The Administration Process (AdminP) server task must be running on the Web Administrator server.
  • The Certificate Authority (CA) process must be running on the Domino server that has the Issued Certificate List database on it to register users or servers.
  • The HTTP task must be running on the Web server so that you can use a browser to access it.


  1. Make sure that the server you want to administer is set up as a Domino Web server and that it is running the HTTP task. The Domino Web server does not have to be a dedicated server, you can use it for other server tasks, such as mail routing and directory services. You can administer only the servers you set up as Domino Web servers.
  2. Set up administrator access to the Web Administrator database (WEBADMIN.NSF).