Using Basic user registration with the Web Administrator

Perform Basic user registration from the Domino® Web Administrator to assign users' basic settings, such as a name and password, and to add users to existing groups from a Web browser instead of from the Domino Administrator.

Before you begin

When using the Web Administrator client, you need to have set up a server-based certification authority (CA) to register Notes® users. The Web administrator, as well as the server on which the Web Administrator database resides, must be listed as a registration authority (RA) for that certifier. You must assign the RA role in the Domino Administrator client, not in the Web Administrator. To assign the RA role, use the Modify Certifier tool on the Configuration panel.

Make sure you have the following before you begin registration:

  • The UserCreator role in the Domino Directory.
  • The registration authority (RA) designation for the CA (Certificate Authority) that is selected for user registration. The Domino Web Administrator requires the user of the server-based CA.

About this task

The Registration Preferences (from File > Preferences > Administration Preferences) that can be set in user registration with the Domino Administrator do not apply to user registration with the Web Administrator. During user registration on the Web, only registration settings set through policies or through the server-based CA apply. Other settings are entered manually or are defaults.


  1. From the Web Administrator click the People & Groups tab.
  2. From the Servers pane, select Domino Directories, and then click People.
  3. From the Tools pane, click People > Register.
  4. Choose a CA Certifier.
  5. Optional: Choose an Explicit policy.
  6. Optional: If you would like the selections for CA Certifier and Explicit policy to be set as the default, click the check box Save as default.
  7. Complete the following fields, and then click OK.
    Table 1. Registration options



    First name, Middle name, Last name

    Enter a first name, middle name (if necessary), and last name.

    Short name

    The user's Short name is automatically generated. To change the Short name, enter the new text.


    Enter the password for the user ID. Criteria for this password is based on the level set in the Password Quality Scale in the Password Options dialog box.

    Password quality

    Choose a password quality. The default level is 8. The password you specify must correspond with the password quality that you select in Password Options.

    Mail System

    Choose one of the available mail types and complete the necessary associated fields:

    • Notes (default).
    • Other Internet -- choosing this option automatically selects the Set Internet password check box.
    • POP -- choosing this option automatically selects the Set Internet password check box.
    • IMAP -- choosing this option automatically selects the Set Internet password check box.
    • iNotes® -- You are prompted to make other registration selections for iNotes. Click Yes to change other registration selections.
    • Other.

    Notes about your Mail system selection:

    • If you select Notes, POP, or IMAP, the Internet address is automatically generated.
    • If you select Other Internet, POP, or IMAP, the Internet password is set by default.
    • If you select Other or Other Internet, enter a forwarding address. This address is the user's current address, where the user wants mail to be sent. For example, if a user temporarily works at a different location and/or uses a different mail system, the user can have her mail forwarded to that new address. Or, a user may resign from the company but leave a forwarding address so that mail addressed to the old address is forwarded to the new location.

    Set Internet password

    Click to set an Internet password.

    Create a Notes ID for this person

    Click to create a Notes ID.

    Explicit policy

    To assign a policy to this user, select one from the Explicit policy list.

  8. Click the green check mark. The user name appears in the Registration status view (the user registration queue). Or, click the red X to clear all fields and start over.
  9. Click Register, and then click OK.