How can I create an account using preferences?

You can create a new account using an IBM® Notes® preferences panel.


  1. Click File > Preferences.
  2. Click Accounts.
  3. Click New Account. Alternatively, click the New Account down arrow and specify the account type as you create the account.
  4. Click in the Account Name field and type the name.
  5. Click in the Description field and type a brief description of the account.
  6. Click the Type field arrow and select an account type such a HTTP.

    You can obtain the account type from your administrator.

    Note: Account types are HTTP, LDAP, IMAP Offline, IMAP Online, NNTP, POP, SMTP and all of the above with SSL-enablement.

    You can change the account type later using the Edit accounts dialog.

  7. Click in the Server field and type the server URL to which the account should be associated. You can also include a port value in the URL name. Obtain the server name from your administrator.
  8. Choose whether to use a new name and password for this account or use an existing name and password from another account by clicking either Use direct log in or single sign-on or Use name and password of an existing account.
    • If you choose Use direct log in or single sign-on, type a new name and password in the Name and Password fields now.

      (Option) Enable Use Domino single sign-on if available to specify that a Domino® LPTA token be used for authentication. If an LPTA token (single sign-on or SSO token) is not available, the name and password values are used. Also specify the name of the Domino single sign-on server. When in doubt, ask your administrator for assistance.

      (Option) Enable Allow other accounts to use this log in information, which allows other accounts to use this name and password.


    • If you choose Use name and password of an existing account, click the arrow in the Account field and select the account name from the list.
  9. Click Advanced properties to view and set available properties and values.
  10. Click Notes Locations to view and set locations from which the account is to be available.
    Note: This option requires that you have already created a Notes® connection document for each location - for example Home, Office, and Travel.
  11. Click OK.