- Have one Lotus Domino server outside your firewall and let your customers and employees access the application on that server from either a Lotus Notes client or Web browser. For security purposes, set the Domino server to insist that all NNTP communications are encrypted. When providing a Web-based interface, use SSL.
If you prefer that the customer server and the internal server be different, I suggest that you have the two Domino servers replicate through the firewall.
- If your customers already have Lotus Domino servers, you could replicate the application to them using reader fields and/or selective replication. This restricts customers from seeing information that isn't relevant to them. Cross-certify customers' Domino servers with yours and let them replicate over the Internet using NNTP on whichever port their policies and yours allow. Again, you would instruct the Domino servers to encrypt these replications.
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This was first published in October 2008