Assigning explicit policies in the Person document

You can assign or change a user's explicit policies in the Person document. Changes to the Desktop, Security, or Mail Archive policy settings that are associated with an explicit policy can be distributed this way.

About this task

Changes to a user's settings that were previously defined using Registration policy settings are not made retroactively, so you need to make any changes to those settings manually in the Person document. For example, IBM® Notes® roaming user settings for IBM® Domino® server roaming can be defined in a Registration policy settings document, but you cannot change a user's roaming user status by changing the Registration policy setting document for that user.


  1. Make sure that you have at least Editor access to the Domino® Directory or that you have Author access with the UserModifer role.
  2. From the Domino® Administrator, click the People & Groups tab, and then open the People view.
  3. Select the name of the person whose policy assignment you want to change, and click Edit Person.
  4. In the Person document, click the Administration tab.
  5. Under Policy Management, in the Assigned Policy field, do one:
    • To assign or change an explicit policy assignment, select a policy from the list.
    • To remove an explicit policy assignment, select the name of the explicit policy and delete it.
  6. Save the document.