The following is tip #5 from "Managing Lotus Notes and Domino users and groups -- 10 tips in 10 minutes," excerpted from Chapter 15 of the book Lotus Notes and Domino 6 System Administrator Exam Cram 2, published by Sams Publishing.
A Notes ID's Expiration Date is used to manage when an ID will no longer be able to access a server. Typically user ID expiration dates are set for an extended amount of time, such as ten years, so that administrators are not required to constantly recertify IDs.
Extending the date on a Notes user ID requires the ID to be recertified. Complete these steps to change the expiration date of an ID:
- Launch the Domino Administrator and select the People & Groups tab. Click People and using the Tools pane, select People, and then select Recertify.
- In the Choose a Certifier dialog box, choose an option (see step 4 in stepped procedure outlined in "Changing a User's Location in the Hierarchy," earlier in the chapter), and then click OK to continue. If the option to use a certifier ID was selected, a dialog box appears requesting the password. Enter the password and click OK to continue.
- The Renew Certificates in Selected Entries dialog box appears. In the New Certificate Expiration Date field, change the date to reflect the desired expiration date and then click OK to continue.
- The Recertify User dialog box appears showing the common name and the qualifying org unit. Click OK to continue.
- The user ID recertification is processed and the Processing Statistics dialog box appears displaying the results of the change process. Click OK to close the dialog box and continue.
Managing Lotus Notes and Domino users and groups
Tip 1: How to change a Lotus Notes user's group membership
Tip 2: How to move the Lotus Notes user's location in the Domino hierarchy
Tip 3: How to change a Lotus Notes user's name in the Domino Directory
Tip 4: How to delete Lotus Notes groups and users from Domino Directory
Tip 5: How to extend the expiration date on a Lotus Notes User ID
Tip 6: How to manage Lotus Notes groups with the Manage Groups tool
Tip 7: How to modify Lotus Notes and Domino Person documents
Tip 8: How to move a Lotus Notes user's mail file
Tip 9: How to rename Lotus Notes groups
Tip 10: How to set up Lotus Notes and Domino roaming users
This chapter excerpt from Lotus Notes and Domino 6 System Administrator Exam Cram 2, by Karen Fishwick and Tony Aveyard, is printed with permission from Sams Publishing, Copyright 2005. Click here for the chapter download.