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Re: using Lotus Notes server as LDAP client

That should be no problem. Set up Directory Assistance and ensure that you've set
"trusted for credentials". Directory Assistance will enable your LDAP clients,
HTTP clients to authenticate against Domino which in turn will contact your external
LDAP server. To set up DA you'll need to create a Directory Assitance database from
the appropriate template and set the DA in the server document [see Directory Assitance
in the Administrator Help, which is rather well explained].

You are right in that it is not possible to authenticate Notes client users (those
with an .id file) against LDAP because the Notes client uses exactly that .id file
for doing that.


On Thu, 16 May 2002, De Langhe Rob wrote:

> is there anyone out there who has succesfully set up a Lotus Notes server (ours is release 5.08 on Solaris) as an LDAP client of an external LDAP server (openLDAP or iPlanet) ?
> Our goal is that the Notes server retrieves usernames, passwords (Notes pwd, http pwd, imap and pop3 pwd) from this LDAP server, for people connecting to the Notes server via standard Internet programs such as web browser and/or mail programs.
> The typically Notes certification keys that are exchanged between a native Notes client program and the Notes server, need to be stored locally on the Notes client desktop, and are compared agains the certifications as stored on the Notes server locally. Thus these cannot be stored in an external LDAP dbase, that's what I have understood from multiple discussions on the Internet.