Adding a Notes public key to the Domino Directory

You can copy an HCL Notes® public key to a file or mail it to a user or administrator who pastes the public key into a user's Contacts or an HCL Domino® Directory that users can access. This lets users encrypt mail sent to a user in another organization or replace a missing or corrupted key in the Domino Directory.

To mail a public key

Procedure

  1. Choose File > Security > User Security.
  2. Select the ID and enter the password.
  3. Click Your Identity > Your Certificates.
  4. Click Other Actions > Mail, Copy Certificate (Public Key).
  5. In the Mail, Copy Certificate (Public Key) dialog box, click Mail Certificate.
  6. Address the request to the person who will paste the key into a Domino Directory or Contacts.
  7. Optional: Next to Cc, type the name of any other people you want to notify of the request.
  8. Optional: Click Sign to prove you are the sender of the ID.
  9. Optional: Click Encrypt to protect the message as it is being sent to the recipient.
  10. Click Send.

To copy a public key to a file

Procedure

  1. Choose File > Security > User Security.
  2. Select the ID and enter the password.
  3. Click Your Identity > Your Certificates.
  4. Click Other Actions > Mail, Copy Certificate (Public Key).
  5. In the Publish (Mail, Copy) Certificate dialog box, click Copy Certificate and click OK to copy the key to the clipboard.
  6. Save the contents of the clipboard to a file.
  7. Deliver the file by hand or postal service to someone to paste into a Domino Directory or Contacts.

To paste the public key into Contacts

Procedure

  1. In your contacts, create a Contact document for the owner of the public key.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then use the clipboard viewer to open the file or mail message that contains the public key.
  3. Copy the public key from the clipboard and paste it into the Certified public key field of the Contact document.
  4. Save the document.

To paste the public key into a Domino Directory

Procedure

  1. From the Domino Administrator, do one of the following:
    1. Click the People & Groups tab and edit the Person document.
    2. Click the Configuration tab and edit the Server document.
  2. Click Certificates > Flat Name Key in the Person document, or click Administration in the Server document.
  3. Use the clipboard viewer to open the file or mail message that contains the public key.
  4. Copy the public key from the clipboard, and paste it into one of the following fields:
    • Certified public key field (hierarchical Domino certificates)
    • (Person documents only) Flat name key (non-hierarchical Domino certificates)
      Note: You cannot paste Internet certificates into Person or Server documents.
  5. Save the Person or Server document.