The ACL directory is considered the core of the server. Here you will find registered users, other servers in the same domain, security settings, mail settings, policy settings, etc. It is important to understand the Domino Directory architecture, familiarizing yourself with the documents that form it, as well as examine the available settings and options. We will go over the main components that make up the Domino
Directory without going into details, because the idea is to give the novice administrator basic knowledge for learning the product. For more information on any specific topic. To gain access to the Domino Directory, we open the Domino Administrator client and first check if it is connected to the correct server indicated in the highlighted field in Figure 4. In this case, Domino Administrator is set to “Local”, that is, it is not. connected to any servers, so we need to open a server containing the Domino directory that we want to access.
Lotus Domino network. Since our goal is to provide a general overview of the structure, we will now highlight the most important components of the Domino Directory, which should help the novice administrator to become familiar with the product and terminology used by Lotus technical support.
Server document The server document is the place where we define the basic parameters that define the basic functions of the server, including supported protocols and services, server tasks, and security settings. To access the “Server” document, follow these steps: 1. Open the “Configuration” tab, expand “Server” and select “Document of the current server” or “All server documents” in the left navigation panel.
Configuration document. In the configuration document, we define the working configurations of the server, including routing parameters and restrictions, configuration parameters, Lotus iNotes parameters, etc. To access the configuration document: 1. Open the Configuration tab, expand the Server, and then select Configurations on the left side. 2. Double-click the configuration document for the server that you want to open. 3. After opening it, you should see a screen similar to that shown in Figure 10, with all the parameters available in the configuration document. Click on all tabs to get an idea of what is being configured in the configuration document.
Personal document. A personal document is a place where all information related to a registered user is located, for example, username, mail server, Internet address and Internet password.
Group document. A group document is used to create a group and determine the members that belong to it, and contains the group’s Internet address, group type, etc. This can be useful when sending an email to a group of people, rather than individuals. recipients, restricting or allowing access to a specific group, creating rules, etc.
Server mail rules allow the Domino administrator to filter messages that go through the server’s mailbox based on the message content, as defined by some criteria. When a message arrives in the server’s mailbox, it checks to see if the message meets any conditions defined by the administrator. If so, then the server automatically performs the action specified in the server’s mail rule.
Possible actions for a rule include message logging, moving it to the database, refusing to receive or deliver a message, changing the routing status of a message, or stop processing subsequent rules. The conditions of the rule are based on the content in the message header or in the body of the message.
This feature can be very useful in preventing messages with certain content from leaving the server or being delivered to users, to block spam, and to enforce company guidelines and business conduct policies, or any other form of abuse.
Server Commands The most common way to send a command to the server is either through the Domino Administrator client, or directly to the server console. To access the server console through the Domino administrator, click the “Server” tab, then the “Status” tab and select “Server Console”. Finally, click the Live button on the right side to enter Live mode. This allows you to not only give commands, but also view everything that is running in the server console. If you just want to send commands to the server console and view the result, you can enter and send the command through the Domino Command field at the bottom of the window.