Registering an Organizational Unit Certifier ID

The registration server is the server that initially stores the Certifier document until the Domino® Directory replicates. You can change it.


  1. Click Registration Server, select the correct server, and then click OK. If you have not specified a registration server in Administration Preferences, the registration server is by default:
    • The local server if there is one and it contains a Domino® Directory
    • The server specified in the NOTES.INI setting NewUserServer
    • The Administration server
  2. To change which certifier ID to use to register the new certifier ID:
    1. Click Certifier ID.
    2. Select the certifier ID, click Open and click OK.
    3. Enter the ID password, and click OK.
  3. Optional: Click the Set ID file button if you want to change the location where Domino® stores the certifier ID. Be sure to keep the certifier ID file in a secure place so that it is readily accessible to register new servers and users, but safe from misuse. By default the ID is stored in C:\.
  4. Complete these fields:
    Table 1. ID file options



    Organizational Unit

    A name for the new organizational unit.

    Certifier password

    A case-sensitive password for the certifier. The characters you use for this password depend on the level set in Password Quality Scale.

    Each time you use the certifier ID, Domino® prompts for the password.

    Password Quality Scale

    Level of complexity and variety of characters entered for the password. Domino® sets the default value to 10.

    Security type

    Select either North American (the default) or International. In practice, there is no difference between a North American and an International certifier.

    Mail certification requests to (Administrator)

    The name of the administrator who handles re-certification requests. The name specified here appears in the Certifier document in the Domino® Directory. If you are creating a certifier ID for an off-site administrator, enter that administrator's name in this field.


    Text that appears in the Location field of the Certifier document.


    Text that appears in the Comment field of the Certifier document.