Setting up anonymous server access for Notes® users and Domino® servers

When a server is set up for anonymous access, Notes® users and Domino® servers do not need a valid certificate to access the server, since the server does not validate or authenticate them. Use anonymous access to allow users and servers outside your organization to access a server without first obtaining a certificate for the organization. You can also set up anonymous access for Internet/intranet users.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator, click the Configuration tab, and open the Server document.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. In the Security Settings section, enable Allow anonymous Notes connections.
  4. Save the document.
  5. Create an entry named Anonymous in the ACL of all databases to which you want to allow anonymous access. Assign the appropriate access level -- typically Reader access. If you do not add Anonymous as an entry in the ACL, anonymous users and servers get -Default- access.
  6. Stop and restart the server so that the changes take effect.