Certificate configuration for Internet-style (S/MIME) mail

You can view the Internet certificates located in your User ID. The certificates listed are the certificates that you can use to send and receive secure and signed mail through HCL Notes® with others over the Internet. One of these Internet certificates must be designated as the default signing certificate.

Choose File > Security > User Security (Macintosh OS X users: Notes > Security > User Security), click Mail, click the "Internet-style Mail Options" button, and then click the "Certificate Configuration" button.

When you select a certificate, you can view who the certificate is issued to and the email addresses represented in the certificate in the "Selected item" section below the certificate. The email addresses shown in the "Email addresses represented within this certificate" field can come from the certificate's "Issued to" name (if the "Issued to" name is in long form, it has "EMAIL=" included in the name) or from the alternative name field. Click "Advanced Details" for more information about a selected certificate.

Choosing your default signing certificate

You can choose which Internet certificate you want to act as your default signing certificate, for sending signed mail over the Internet. If you only have one Internet certificate, then your option to change your default signing certificate is grayed out. Otherwise, to change which certificate to sign messages with, select the certificate, and then select "Use this certificate as your default signing certificate."

Note: It's important that your default signing certificate matches the email address in your encryption certificate. If you change your signing certificate, you may need to make some other changes to your configuration.

Location and encryption certificate configuration

For information on updating your location documents with the correct Internet address for your default signing certificate, see Location configuration for signing Internet-style (S/MIME) mail.

For information on your encryption Internet certificate, see Encryption certificate configuration for Internet-style (S/MIME) mail.