To define an administration server for a database

If you define an administration server for your database, the server, through its Administration Process, updates names in the ACL (and Readers and Authors fields) as those names are updated in the IBM® Domino® Directory of the server.

About this task

The administration server for a database is identified by a key next to the server name if the server name is listed in the ACL. If you are not sure which server you should enter as the administration server in the ACL, contact your administrator.


  1. Make sure that you have Manager access in the database ACL.
  2. Open the database.
  3. Click File > Application > Access Control.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Select Server under "Administration Server."
  6. Select a server from the Server list or enter the hierarchical name of a server in the Server field.
  7. From the Action list, select one of the following:
    • "Do not modify Names fields" does not modify any fields with type Names in any document
    • "Modify all Readers and Authors fields" only modifies those fields which are Reader and Author -- Reader and Author are a subset of type Names
    • "Modify all Names fields" modifies all fields with type Names in all documents


For more information on Names, Readers, and Authors fields, see the IBM® Domino® Designer Help.