Recertifying a server ID

Use the original certifier to recertify a server ID that has a certificate that is about to expire.


  1. To recertify a server ID, you must have:
    • Author with Create documents access and the ServerModifier role, or Editor access to the Domino® Directory
    • At least Author with Create documents access to the Certification Log
  2. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab, and then click Server > All Server Documents.
  3. Select the server you are recertifying.
  4. Choose Actions > Recertify Selected Servers.
  5. Choose one:
    • Click Supply certifier ID and password -- if you want to use a certifier ID and password instead of the new server-based certification authority (CA). To change to a different certifier ID, click Certifier ID, select the new ID, enter the password, and then click OK.
    • Use the CA Process -- Click to use the Domino® server-based certification authority (CA) to recertify the server ID. Choose a CA-configured certifier from the list.
  6. Accept the default certificate expiration date (two years from the current date), or enter a different date.
  7. Optional: Enter a date in the field Only renew certificates that will expire before if you want to limit which server IDs can be recertified.
  8. Optional: Click the check box Inspect each entry before submitting request if you want to view the server ID before finalizing the recertification.
  9. Click OK.
  10. Select one of the following:
    • OK -- to submit the recertification.
    • Skip -- if you are recertifying more than one server ID and you want to continue to the next server ID without submitting a recertification for the current server ID.
    • Cancel Remaining Entries -- to cancel this server recertification and recertifications for any other server names you selected and have not yet submitted.
  11. Review the processing statistics that appear and then click OK.

What to do next

You can use the @Certificate function to create a custom view of specific IDs for recertification based on the ID name, issuer of the certificate, and expiration date. If you create a custom view, be sure to include the Recertify Servers or an equivalent action in the Actions menu of the view.

For more information on the @Certificate function, see HCL Domino® Designer Help.