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IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 Administrator
  Versions 8.5 and 8.5.1

Using Notes shared login to suppress password prompts

Notes® shared login allows users to start IBM® Lotus® Notes® without having to provide Notes passwords. Instead, they only need to log in to Microsoft® Windows® using their Windows passwords.

When shared login is enabled, Notes IDs no longer have Notes passwords. Instead, a complex "secret" is used to protect the ID. This secret is encrypted using a Microsoft® Windows® security mechanism and saved locally on users' computers.

Enabling shared login alters the ID so that shared login works only on the computer on which the feature is activated. This is a requirement because the feature relies on a Windows security infrastructure specific to that computer.

Shared login provides the following benefits:

Shared login is not supported for Notes IDs that are:

Note Shared login users with Windows roaming profiles should log in to an Active Directory domain controller from one computer at a time. When users are logged in from more than one computer, there is a possibility that Notes may not be able to decrypt the ID file.

When Notes shared login is enabled:

Related topics
Enabling shared login
Disabling shared login
Notifying users when shared login is activated or deactivated
Setting up password verification
Enabling Notes Client Single Login during install or upgrade
Using Notes client single logon to synchronize Notes and OS passwords

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Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2009