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IBM Notes S/Mime setting up plan and steps

Set up SSL on aIBM® Domino® server so that clients and servers that connect to the server use SSL to ensure privacy and authentication on the network. You set up SSL on a protocol-by-protocol basis. For example, you can enable SSL for mail protocols -- such as IMAP, POP3, and SMTP -- and not for other protocols.

To set up SSL on your server, you need a key ring containing a server certificate from an Internet certificate authority. You can request and obtain a server certificate from either a Domino or third-party certificate authority (CA) and then install it in a key ring. A server certificate is a binary file that uniquely identifies the server. The server certificate is stored on the server's hard drive and contains a public key, a name, an expiration date, and a digital signature. The key ring also contains root certificates used by the server to make trust decisions.

This describes the process to follow if you need to set up SSL on a Domino server that is not already a Domino certificate authority server. You complete the setup process regardless of whether you request a server certificate from a Domino or third-party CA. To set up SSL on a Domino server Licenses -needed for setting-up S/MIME-

For setting up the S/MIME on Lotus server, licensing details are as below- To set up S/MIME on a Domino server Setting up the Server Certificate Admin application

IBM® Lotus® Domino® automatically creates the Server Certificate Admin application during server setup. If the Server Certificate Admin application is not available after you start the Domino server, use the Server Certificate Admin template (CSRV50.NTF) to create it. Use the Server Certificate Admin application to:

To set up the Server Certificate Admin application



Key Ring File Name

Enter the key ring file name. The default is KEYFILE.KYR. It's helpful to use the extension .KYR to keep key ring file names consistent.

Note the server's key ring file name appears in any Internet Site documents that you have configured, or, if Internet Site documents are not being used, on the Ports - Internet Ports tab of the Server document. If you specified a name other than the default, you need to edit the name where it appears - in the Internet Site documents or in the Server document.

Key Ring Password

Enter the password for the key ring.

Key Size

Specify the key size Domino uses when creating the public and private key pairs. The larger the size, the stronger the encryption.

Common name

Enter the server's TCP/IP fully-qualified domain name -- for example,

Set up the server certificate so that the common name matches the host name since some browsers check for this match before allowing a connection.


Enter the name of the organization -- for example, a company name, such as Acme.

Organizational Unit

(Optional) Enter the name of certifier division or department.

City or Locality

(Optional) Enter the organization city or locality.

State or Province

Enter the full name of the state or province in which the certifier organization resides.


Enter the two-character abbreviation of country in which organization resides

Configure security policy settings. For more information, see "Pushing trusted certificates to clients through security policy settings.

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