Switching User IDs

If you share a computer with other users, or have more than one User ID, you may need to switch to a specific User ID when you want to access your mail server and other databases. To be able to switch User IDs, you must have the User ID stored locally on the computer, on a server that you can access, or on removable media.

About this task

Note: Roaming users cannot switch User IDs.


  1. Click File > Security > Switch ID. (Macintosh OS X users: Notes > Security > Switch ID.)
  2. Enter the User ID file path, or select the User ID that you are switching to from a directory. For Notes Federated Login, specify your login name.
  3. Enter the password for the User ID.


You can also switch User IDs by specifying a different User ID in a Location, and then switching to that Location.