Notes IDs – The Backbone of the Domino Security Model

The Domino and Notes security model is rooted in its ID files, formidable keys that are unique to each Domino installation. The loss or compromise of any Notes ID results in a recovery process, especially time consuming if that ID happens to be an Organization or Organizational Unit certificate. Properly storing and maintaining your Notes certifier, user and server IDs Read More

The Stuff Outside of IBM Domino That Keeps Me Up at Night

The security of the Domino system is influenced by the physical location of the Domino server, Operating System configuration and network access points. It is important to understand how these can impact Domino. Physical Security Common security sense says that the servers of any application should be stored in a data center that has some type of controlled access. While Read More

Domino Server Security – There are 10 Things You Need to Know

In the past I have rolled my eyes at top 10 lists. Then, about a year ago I became enthralled with the “Hamilton” soundtrack. Composer Lin Manual Miranda conveys the concept of duels in “Ten Duel Commandments”, listing the 10 rules of engagement. Towards the end of the musical, the 10 list is reprised in The “World Was Wide Enough,” Read More

Make Use of Existing Lotus Domino Investments to Gain Business Intelligence

The Problem with Lotus Domino While the Lotus Domino server is a highly capable, standards-based platform, it is largely under-utilized and misunderstood.  Data goes into Notes applications with little to no hope of getting it out, and more often than not applications are not meaningfully exposed to thin clients, existing only in the isolation of the Notes client. Over the Read More

Essential Tools – Patrolling IBM Domino Environments for Over a Decade

Essential Tools (ET) is an robust, Beacon award-winning server-based IBM Domino Administration tool designed to assist Domino administrators perform their tasks significantly more efficiently and also allow them to fulfill certain tasks that the infrastructure did not allow them to do so before. The robustness of ET stems from the basic architectural fact that the Domino Infrastructure information (Database, ACL, Read More

Exception Reporting with Essential Agent Master

If you think Domino Domain Management in ND9 is the answer… think again Essential Agent Master goes beyond DDM to build a complete picture of agent performance, with the ability to correct errors on-the-spot, by gathering extensive agent information from four disparate locations: + Server Settings + Agent Settings + Agent Run Log + Notes Log Exception reporting is a Read More

Domino Security Enhancement

Secure your Domino Environment with these quick and easy tips! With the New Year many of us are creating both professional and personal goals. Consider making a goal to fortify your Domino servers. There are some steps you can take to quickly and easily increase the security of your infrastructure. One setting that has baffled me over the years is Read More