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Password Sync and the Notes Driver

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By Perry Nuffer

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Posted: 20 Sep 2006
 

Problem

A Forum reader asked the following question:

"I have been reading the docs for the Notes driver for IDM. What I am trying to figure out is how password sync flows with this driver. I can see that eDirectory can push the Universal password to Notes. But can a Notes password change get pushed back to IDM and Universal password? That is not so clear!"

And here's the response from Novell's Perry Nuffer ...

Solution

The Lotus Notes Driver can set the initial password of a newly created Notes User's user.id file. This is used to authenticate using a standard Notes Client application. The driver can create the initial Web Password (HTTPPassword), which is often used to authenticate to the Notes via web applications (iNotes web mail). The Notes Driver can also check and set (modify) the HTTPPassword after the initial user creation. In other words, by default, the Notes driver currently can only utilize the subscriber channel to set the HTTPPassword for a person within the Notes Address Book.

The driver has no built-in methods to publish Notes passwords into the Identity Vault. Sending Notes passwords to the Identity Vault would currently require custom coding for the specific Notes installation and/or IDM Notes driver configuration and policy set.

Below are some other references to information or discussions that also concern Notes password sync issues:

http://tinyurl.com/o8n5f

http://tinyurl.com/l7sa9

http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/tip/16964.html


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