Removing approval for a widget

If a widget document is approved and later is not needed, you can remove the approval from the widget.

About this task

For changes to apply to Domino® and Notes®, the changes must be available in the credential store. Use the PushToCredStore agent to make changes available to the credential store. When present in the credential store, the code then needs to detect the changes in the database before it refreshes its cached data. By default, Domino® checks for changes to the database every 60 minutes. You can use a notes.ini file settings to change the interval. It can take a maximum of 60 minutes before the agent is run and the gadget is disabled.

You can manually run the PushToCredStore agent in less than a 60 minute interval, and then once that agent has completed running, either use the command line commands to refresh social edition cached information, or restart the http server.

To apply changes to the Notes® client, the client must replicate the widget catalog database. As the replication events trigger listeners to run, the changes become effective once replication is complete.


  1. From the Domino® Administrator client, click Files, select the widget catalog and click to open the widget catalog.
  2. Select the widget you want to work with, and click to open the widget document.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Expand the Security Section.
    Tip: You can also expand and check the approval history section.
  5. Click Remove. The security state reverts to Approval Needed.