Editing the configuration settings document for iNotes

Many of the features you enable using the configuration settings document can also be configured using policies.

About this task

See the Policies section of the HCL Domino® administrator documentation for information about using policies..

Procedure

  1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab and expand the Server or Messaging section.
  2. Click Configurations.
  3. Select the configuration settings document for the HCL iNotes® mail server(s) and click Edit Configuration.
  4. Select the HCL iNotes tab.
  5. Change any of the configuration settings listed in the table.
    Table 1. iNotes tab settings

    Setting

    Action

    Default Home Page

    Click View/Modify to set Home Page settings.

    • Default Page - Lets users customize the Home Page.
    • Selected Web Page - Forces users to use a specific Web page as the Home page. Enter the URL and title.
    • Custom Layout - Choose from six custom layouts to specify new mail, calendar schedule, Web links, and other options to appear in a layout.

    Allow user to edit the Home page

    Enable (default) to allow users to create custom Home pages and override any settings on the server.

    Disable to prevent users from changing the administrator-prescribed Home page.

    Alarms

    Enable (default) to allow users to set alarms for appointments, meetings, events, and task deadlines.

    Disable to prevent users from setting alarms that may slow server performance.

    Minimum alarm polling time

    Enter a number to specify how often, in minutes, the iNotes client checks the server for alarms. The default is 5 minutes. Increase this number to improve server performance.

    Minimum mail polling time

    Enter a number to specify how often, in minutes, the iNotes client checks the server for new mail. Default is 5 minutes. Increase this number to improve server performance.

    When sending mail, set format to

    Choose whether to restrict outgoing mail.

    • Plain text - restricts outgoing mail to plain text only. Plain text messages can be read by most legacy mail applications.
    • Let user decide - allows the user to choose the format for every outgoing mail message.

    Name resolution and validation

    Enable to allow alternate name lookups, similar to type-ahead in HCL Notes®. Lets user resolve ambiguous names and use alternate names by checking names against a contact list or Domino Directory.

    Note: This must be enabled for the iNotes secure mail feature.

    Maximum attachment size (kb)

    Set the maximum size in kilobytes for attachments. Default is 50,000K (50MB).

    You must also set the value of two Server document (or Web Site document) fields to a value higher than the Maximum attachment size. If you do not, attachments larger than (10MB) will generate a server error.

    • On the Internet Protocols > HTTP tab, set Maximum Size of Request
    • On the Internet Protocols > Domino Web Engine tab, set Maximum Post data

    Mail Threads

    Enable (default) to allow users to set an iNotes user preference to view mail threads.

    Encrypted mail support

    Enable (default) to allow users to use a stored Notes ID to read encrypted mail. The user's ID must be stored in the mail database.

    Allow user to delete their Notes ID from their mail database

    Enable to allow users to delete their Notes ID from their mail database. By default, this setting is disabled.

    Allow user to export their Notes ID

    Enable to allow users to export and save their ID in a separate file. By default, this setting is disabled.

    Require SSL when reading encrypted mail

    Select one to set SSL requirement:

    • No - To treat encrypted mail the same as unencrypted mail
    • Client - (default) To require the browser client to use SSL, but not the server.
    • Both - To require both the browser client and the server to use SSL.

    Use JavaScript™ for SSL-redirection

    Enable (default) to use JavaScript to redirect SSL.

    Note: Some reverse-proxy servers do not properly fixup 302 redirects. If so, enabling this option may help. Do not enable this option unless necessary.

    Allow untrusted Internet certificates to be used for S/MIME encryption

    Enable to allow users to use an untrusted Internet certificate for S/MIME encryption. By default, this setting is disabled.

    Instant Messaging features

    Enable (default) to turn on instant messaging and live names awareness for users who have secrets and token or Lightweight Third Party Authentication (LTPA) token, and an HCL Sametime® server assigned.

    Online awareness

    Enable (default) to turn on live names for any user who has also enabled awareness via a user preference.

    Allow secrets and tokens authentication

    • Enable (default) -- to use and prefer secrets and tokens authentication if available.
    • Disable -- if an LTPA token is present, disable this field to use the LTPA token instead.

    Set a Sametime server hostname for all DWA users (useful for clustered configurations)

    Type the name of the Sametime server to set an instant messaging hostname, for example, messaging.ibm.com, for all iNotes users. Eliminates the need to populate the Sametime server field value within every user's person document.

    Prefer DWA 8 Contact List

    • Enable (default) -- to use the Domino Web Access Chat client.
    • Disable -- to use the Sametime Connect for browsers Chat client. Supported only for backward compatibility with Domino Web Access 7 clients on a Domino 8x server.
    Note: iNotes was previously known as Domino Web Access for versions 8 and 7.

    Prefer Sametime Connect for browsers (DWA 7 only)

    • Enable (default) -- to load the Sametime Connect for browsers (6.5.1 or later) as the Chat client.
    • Disable -- to use the Domino Web Access Chat client.
    Note: iNotes was previously known as Domino Web Access for versions 8 and 7.

    Pass the Organization name (commonly used when Domino is configured for xSP)

    For xSPs only. The default is disabled.

    Enable to include the user's Organization as part of the name format. For example:

    CN=John Doe/O=Renovations

    Directory type used by Sametime server

    • Domino directory (or leave blank) -- if the Sametime server and iNotes server both use the Domino directory.
    • Domino LDAP -- if the Sametime server uses the Domino LDAP directory and the iNotes server uses the Domino directory.
    • Domino LDAP for xSP -- (xSP servers only) If the iNotes xSP server uses the Domino directory and the Sametime server uses the Domino LDAP server.
    • Non-Domino LDAP-- if the Sametime server and the iNotes server both use an LDAP directory other than Domino LDAP.
    Note: You can further refine the way the name format is passed to the Sametime server for login and awareness using the notes.ini file setting iNotes_WA_SametimeNameFormat, which overrides this configuration setting.

    Add disclaimer notice to mail memo

    Select one:

    • Disabled - No disclaimer text will display
    • At the top - To display disclaimer text at the beginning of iNotes mail messages
    • At the bottom - (default) To display disclaimer text at the end of iNotes mail messages

    Disclaimer text or HTML

    Type the disclaimer text you want to display (in HTML format) on all iNotes mail messages.

    Encrypt offline mail databases

    Enable to allow users to encrypt their offline mail databases for security. If you enable encryption, complete the next two fields to set the encryption level. The default setting is disabled.

    Offline database encryption level

    Choose one:

    • Simple - provides protection against casual snooping.
    • Medium - provides the accurate balance among security, strength, and fast database access. Probably the correct choice for most users.
    • Strong - when security requirements are paramount, and the resulting database access performance is acceptable.

    Allow user to choose an encryption level

    This setting, when enabled, overrides the administrator-specified encryption level and allows users to choose their own encryption level.

    Allow user to go offline

    Enable (default) to turn on the Work Offline feature in the iNotes client. Disable this option to prevent users from using iNotes offline, disconnected from the network.

    Only sync documents modified in the last x days.

    Enable and then enter a number to set how many days worth of documents to replicate (default is 90). Documents older than those specified are removed from the local replica. Users can reset this for each offline subscription file using the Domino Sync Manager. The default is disabled.

    Limit document attachments during sync

    Enable this setting to limit the size of attachments during sync. When set, attachments greater than 100 KB are truncated (stripped from the document) during replication. The default is disabled.

    Security Settings

    Enable this setting so that the user's offline Internet password remains synchronized with their online Internet password. This setting works only when the Offline Configuration document Security Settings field Keep Internet Password Synchronized is enabled.

    Alternate name support

    Enable (default) to allow iNotes users to display alternate names in a native language.

    Disable to prevent iNotes from displaying alternate user names in a native language. When disabled, users see alternate names in English only.

    Preferred alternate name language

    This setting overrides the preferred language for an alternate name in user preferences.

    Pick from a list to select the default alternate name language. The default is English.

    Allow user to choose alternate name display

    Enable to let users choose the preferred language for an alternate name.

    Disable (default) to prevent users from controlling alternate name support.

    Allow user to select default active view

    Enable (default) to allow users to select a default active view.

    When opening Domino Web Access, open to

    Select the view that displays when the user logs on to iNotes.

    Browser Cache Management

    Enable (default) to install Browser Cache Management.

    Automatically install Browser Cache Management

    Enable to automatically install Browser Cache Management the first time a user accesses iNotes from a computer on which Browser Cache Management is not installed. If not set, the user can install it on their own from user preferences, but installing Browser Cache Management is not required. The default is disabled.

    Default cache scrubbing level

    Set the automatic cache clearing level for the iNotes server. Type a number from 1-5 where:

    0 - Deletes the caches including personal information related to the mail database.

    1 - Deletes all URLs that begin with the mail file path.

    2 - Deletes all URLs in the cache that originate from the server host name, except for URLs that contain /iNotes/FORMS85.NSF, the current forms file (or /iNotes/FORMS8.NSF, /iNotes/Forms7.nsf, or iNotes/Forms6.nsf).

    3 - Deletes all URLs in the cache that originate from the server hostname.

    4 - Deletes all URLs in the cache except for URLs that contain /iNotes/FORMS85.NSF, the current forms file (/iNotes/FORMS8.NSF, /iNotes/Forms7.nsf, or iNotes/Forms6.nsf).

    5 - Deletes all URLs in the cache.

    Clear history when browser window is closed

    Enable to clear the browser history when the window is closed. Prevents access to previously displayed pages by unauthorized users. The default is disabled.

    Disallow attachments if not installed

    Enable to prevent users from adding or accessing attachments in email if Browser Cache Management is not installed. The default is disabled.

    Using this setting prevents users who have not installed Browser Cache Management from accessing or copying sensitive information in an attachment at an unsecured workstation.

    Maintain static code archive between sessions

    Enable (default) to move static iNotes design entries from the cache to a local folder on the machine so that they can be restored to the browser cache when the browser is started again.

    Archiving on server

    Enable (default) to allow users to create archives of their mail files on the server.

    Disable to prevent creation of mail archives and save disk space on the server.

    Full-text indexing

    Enable (default) to allow users to create a full-text index of their mail, calendar, and task entries on the server.

    Disable to prevent creation of full-text indexes to save disk space on the server and improve performance.

    Modification of Internet password

    Enable (default) to allow users to change their Internet password.

    Calendar printing

    Enable (default) to allow users to print various calendar formats, including DayRunner, Franklin Planner, and Trifold. Calendar printing uses the PDF format from Adobe™ Acrobat.

    Disable to prevent users from printing Calendar formats using PDF.

    iNotes ActiveX file attachment utility

    Enable (default) to allow users to use the custom file upload utility to drag-and-drop file attachments, select files easily, and have multiple file views.

    Disable to allow users to use the standard browser file upload utility.

    Compress HTTP response data

    Enable (default) to turn on GZIP compression.

    Disable if the browser used does not support GZIP compression.

    Rooms and Resources

    Enable (default) to allow access to the room and resource database when scheduling meetings.

    Reuse Child Windows™

    Enable to enforce this feature globally for all users. If disabled (the default) users can enable this feature via user preferences.

    Local Archiving

    Enable to allow users to archive locally to their own system.

    Note: The Instant Messaging settings and the Local Archiving setting, under Other Settings, on the iNotes tab in the configuration settings document apply to users whose mail file is based on the MAIL (R8) mail template, MAIL8.NTF, or later. In a mixed environment, for users whose mail file is based on iNotes 6, use the equivalent notes.ini file settings.
  6. Save the document and restart the Domino server.