User ID is a file that Lotus Notes Admin creates which contains the useful credentials which the Lotus Notes uses to identify the valid users. Every user must have the user id to login to IBM Lotus Notes. User id is a gateway to enter IBM Notes. Lotus Notes is famous for its security features which is provided in user.id file. As you know user id acts as your identification so it must be kept in safe place.
User.id file contains the several following information to authenticate any user data which is stored in Lotus and Domino environment.
Think about the situation when you are away from your computer by logging through your id, it may happen that during that time someone may come there and entered to your database. So in that case you will need to lock the lotus notes id file. By locking ID it clears all the credentials and drops all connection from servers As locking your ID prevents others from using when you are not there.
Look How to set Lock on Lotus Notes ID:
If a computer have more than one users then it must have more than one user id. To access your own mail server and other databases, there will be need to switch to specific user id. User ID file must be saved locally on your computer, on server or any removable media or from where it is accessed so that you can carry on switching user id process.
Look Steps to Switch UserID in Notes
In case you lose your User ID, or it gets damaged or you forgot your password and you have not use an ID vault, in this situation you can recover ID only if admin have set up recovery information for you. User.id file contains recovery information only if “Mail Recovery ID” option is enabled in the security basics panel of the User security dialogue box.
If all set up have been done for recovery information of your user ID, and click directly on “To recover your User ID”. If you have not set up recovery information, then you need to set it up before user.id file recovery.
ID file is uses by Lotus Domino server to identify users and to access controls to servers. Domino server creates user id file while registering users and servers.
When any user is registered by Lotus Domino Administrator on the Lotus Domino server, the user ID file is:
When the end date of user ID file has been expired and we perform the following action:
File -> Tools -> User ID -> Certificate -> Request Certificate
It will display the following message:
Follow the steps performed by server administrator to fix users expired ID:
A status window will display following message:
User can easily delete Internet certificates and flat certificates from user.id file. During this action, IBM Lotus Notes retains all the appropriate keys to decrypt the Notes data which was encrypted along with those certificates.
Perform the following steps to delete user.id certificates:
In this article, we have discussed all about Lotus Notes user.id file in brief. We have stated here the importance of notes user ID file and the various actions which can be performed with this user.id file.