Controlling creation of databases, replicas, and templates

To manage available disk space, control which users and servers are allowed to create databases and replicas on a server. If your system uses multiple Domino® Directories, HCL Domino searches only the first Domino Directory specified in the Names setting in the NOTES.INI file.

About this task

If the server allows a user to create database replicas, but a particular database ACL prevents it, the user cannot create a replica for that database.

Tip: Create a group named "Replica Makers" that lists the names of all people who can create replicas on servers. Enter the group name "Replica Makers" in the Create replica databases field in each Server document in the Domino Directory.

Procedure

  1. From the Domino Administrator, click Configuration, and open the Server document.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. In the Server Access section, complete one or more of these fields, and then save the document:
    Table 1. Server Access fields

    Field

    Action

    Create databases and templates

    Enter any of these:

    • Names of specific servers, users, and groups.
    • An asterisk (*) followed by a certificate name -- for example, */Sales/East/Renovations -- to allow all users certified by a particular certifier to create databases.
    • An asterisk (*) followed by a view name -- for example, *($Users) -- to allow all names that appear in a specific view in the Domino Directory to create databases. Access time is quicker if you specify a group name rather than a view name.

    The default value for this field is blank, which means that all users can create databases on the server.

    Separate multiple names with commas (,) or semicolons (;).

    Create new replicas

    Enter any of these:

    • Names of specific servers, users, and groups.
    • An asterisk (*) followed by a certificate name -- for example, */Sales/East/Renovations -- to allow all users certified by a particular certifier to create replicas.
    • An asterisk (*) followed by a view name -- for example, *($Users) -- to allow all names that appear in a specific view in the Domino Directory to create replicas. Access time is quicker if you specify a group name rather than a view name.
    Note: Servers, users, and groups who cannot create databases on the server cannot create new replicas.

    The default value for this field is blank, which means that no one can create new replicas.

    Separate multiple names with commas (,) or semicolons (;).

    Create master templates

    Enter any of these:

    • Names of specific servers, users, and groups.
    • An asterisk (*) followed by a certificate name -- for example, */Sales/East/Renovations -- to allow all users certified by a particular certifier to create templates.
    • An asterisk (*) followed by a view name -- for example, *($Users) -- to allow all names that appear in a specific view in the Domino Directory to create replicas. Access time is quicker if you specify a group name rather than a view name.
    Note: Servers, users, and groups who cannot create new databases or replicas on the server cannot create or update templates.

    The default for this field is blank, which means only administrators can create master database templates on the server.

    Separate multiple names with commas (,) or semicolons (;).