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Lotus Notes Domino password management tips

Passwords are the gateway to your messaging and collaboration environment. If hackers crack a password and break into your system,

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 they can inflict a lot of damage. Learn how to harden your user passwords and protect them from attacks. Also discover tips and expert advice that explain how to perform common Lotus Notes Domino password management tasks like changing, resetting, recovering and restoring passwords.

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Changing Lotus Notes Domino passwords
A basic starting point for learning about Lotus Notes Domino passwords, this quick read explains what a Lotus Notes Domino password actually is, what it secures, and what the difference is between password quality and password length. Also covered is how to change your Lotus Notes password, how to have Lotus Notes create a new password for you, and how to change your Domino Web/Internet password.

Resetting a Lotus Notes password
Most of what is written about ID/password recovery concerns setting it up correctly. But in reality, its most common use is resetting a forgotten Lotus Notes password or restoring a corrupted ID.

Using Domino Certificate Authority and Password Recovery together contributor Chuck Connell explains how using Domino Certificate Authority and the ID/password recovery feature together can deliver big benefits to an organization.

Cracked HTTP passwords still a threat on many Notes R6 and R7 domains
During the course of several recent Domino domain audits, consultant Andy Pedisich discovered what was thought to be an extinct Lotus Notes security problem. Unfortunately, it still seems prevalent in many Lotus Notes R6 and R7 domains. Find out if your Notes/Domino domain is at risk for someone cracking your users' HTTP passwords.

FAQ: Lotus Notes Domino password issues experts Mike Lazar and Chuck Connell address frequently asked Lotus Notes Domino password management questions, including password recovery, resetting the Domino administrator password, password expiration dates and more.

Programmatically change a user's Lotus Notes password
Discover how to programmatically change a Lotus Notes Domino user password by using the API function W32_SECKFMChangePassword. The LotusScript agent prompts a Lotus Notes user for his old password and a new password, automatically reads the path to the current ID file, and changes the password for that ID file. This same code can be used in a LotusScript button emailed to users with instructions to click the button in order to change their current passwords.

Lotus Notes Domino password checking
Learn how password checking can shore up Lotus Notes Domino security and how to enable it on your Domino server.

This was first published in August 2007

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