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Registering a new user using an explicit policy

This section illustrates how to go about applying an explicit policy when registering a new user.

Registering a New User Using an Explicit Policy: An additional setup step is required in order to implement an explicit policy. With this type of policy you must update the Person document in addition to the creation of the Policy and Settings documents. This section illustrates how to go about applying an explicit policy when registering a new user.

Reminder: You will need to have the appropriate roles assigned to your Lotus Notes ID in order to proceed with these steps. Start by completing the instructions outlined in the section titled, "Creating Policy Documents."

When creating the policy document, be sure to select "Explicit" as the policy type. Once this is complete, continue with these instructions:

Step 1. Launch the Domino Administrator client.

Step 2. Navigate to the People & Groups tab.

Step 3. Select the People view.

Step 4. Locate the People navigation pane along the right side of the Domino Administrator client and select the Register action (Figure 17).

Figure 17. The Register action is used to register users in the Domino Directory.

Step 5. Complete the registration form as normal, paying careful attention to select the appropriate explicit policy from the list box (Figure 18).

Step 6. Click the Register button to complete the task.

explicit policy registration
Figure 18. To assign an explicit policy, you must first create the policy and then select it as part of the new user registration process.

Survival guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: What are policies?
 Part 2: How are policies implemented?
 Part 3: What are settings documents?
 Part 4: What is a policy architecture?
 Part 5: Creating settings and policy documents
 Part 6: Creating policy documents
 Part 7: Registering a new user using an explicit policy
 Part 8: Assigning an explicit policy to an existing user
 Part 9: Using exception policies
 Part 10: Viewing your policy settings

Survival Guide for Lotus Notes/Domino Administrators This chapter is an excerpt from the book, Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators, authored by Mark Elliott, published by IBM Press, March 2009, ISBN 0137153317, Copyright 2009 by International Business Machines Corporation. All rights reserved. For more info, please visit the publisher site. Safari Books Online subscribers can also access the book at

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