Using default settings when registering users

When you use default settings, the user registration process is fast and easy. The settings you define as Registration preferences remain from session to session. All other default settings return to Notes® defaults each time you begin a new registration session.

The default settings can originate from a variety of sources:

  • Notes® includes a set of default settings.
  • You can define default settings in the registration preferences in the Administration Preferences dialog box. Define these settings before registering users. The registration preferences do not offer all the default settings, only some of the more basic ones, such as designating the Registration server.
  • You can define default settings through the user registration interface using either of two methods: one method uses settings for a user previously added to the user registration queue, and the other method uses settings defined on the Register Person - New Entry dialog box.

    For example, if you have already added users to the user registration queue, the non-user-specific settings that were applied to the last user, now serve as defaults for the next user. Similarly, you can define settings on the Register Person - New Entry dialog box. If you import or migrate users while in this mode, users inherit settings you defined.

This table lists all the default user registration settings that Notes® provides. User registration fields that do not appear in this table do not have default values. The values in this table appear only under these conditions:

  • Previous values have not been set in Registration preferences
  • Previous values have not been set in the Register Person dialog box
Table 1. Default Notes® user registration settings



Registration server

Local server if it contains a Domino® Directory. Otherwise, server specified in NewUserServer setting of the NOTES.INI file, or the Administration server.

Password quality scale


Set Internet password


Encryption strength

Base strength on RSA key size

Internet address

FirstnameLastname@Internet domain -- for example,

Internet domain

Current® TCP/IP host domain

Address name format

Firstname Lastname

Mail server

Local server if it contains a Domino® Directory or Administration server

Mail file template


Create file now


Mail system


Mail file name


Mail file owner access

Editor with Delete documents rights

Create full text index


Set database quota


Set warning threshold


Create a Notes® ID for this person


Enable roaming for this person


Certifier ID

If you are not using the server-based certification authority (CA), Notes® uses the certifier ID specified in Administration Preferences; or if there is none, it uses the ID specified in the CertifierIDFile setting of the NOTES.INI file.

Security type

Either North American or International

Certificate expiration date

Two years from current date

Location for storing user ID

In Domino® Directory

Local administrator


Put roaming user files on mail server


Personal roaming folder


Sub folder format

FirstName LastName

Create roaming files now


Clean-up action

Do not clean up