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Easy password recovery

Here is an easy way to recover passwords in Lotus Notes/Domino.
  1. Create a new user. For example: IDrecov/MyOrganization/MyCountry.

  2. For security assign multiple usernames and passwords for this new ID and set the minimum number of users that can unlock this ID (each user will know only one password).

  3. Set the ACL in this user's mailbox for server and IDrecov/MyOrganization/MyCountry only. Locally encrypt the database for the server where the mailbox is located. In the Advanced section in the ACL settings of this mailbox, set "maximum Internet name and password" to "No Access."

  4. In the person document for the IDrecov/MyOrganization/MyCountry user, set the field "Encrypt incoming mail" to "Yes."
Now all is prepared for using ID and password recovery.

All users can send your ID attached to a password to this secure database as a normal mail message. Administrators can store newly created IDs with starting passwords. When a password or ID is damaged, a specified number of persons must unlock with their own passwords this ID: IDrecov/MyOrganization/MyCountry, then open the mailbox and detach the saved user ID or password from this.

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This was first published in August 2003

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