Setting up Notes and Internet clients for SSL authentication
You can set up Notes® or other Internet clients for server authentication to encrypt data and authenticate the server identity when connecting to an Internet server. You do not need an Internet certificate if you set up a client for server-only authentication.
On the server, SSL is set up on a protocol-by-protocol basis. You can choose to enable SSL on all protocols, or enable SSL on some protocols but not others. For example, you can enable SSL on mail protocols (IMAP, POP3, SMTP) and disable it for HTTP. You must also enable the port for anonymous access; otherwise, Domino® requires an Internet certificate or a name and password from the client.
To access an Internet server using SSL, clients must have:
- Software, such as a Web browser or a Notes client, that supports SSL.
- A trusted root certificate from a Domino or third-party certifier.
- (Notes client only) A cross-certificate created using the trusted root certificate for the Domino or third-party certifier. The trusted root certificate is no longer necessary after you create a cross-certificate.