I store the id in the NAB, mail file, and an IFS share on my iSeries. The 
intention is that the installer will have the file pulled from nab to make 
installation simpler.

Chris Whisonant
Comporium
Senior Mid-Range Systems Administrator
IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2
IBM Certified System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6/6.5
803.326.7270 | 803.326.6142 fax
http://cwhisonant.blogspot.com/

domino400-bounces+chris.whisonant=comporium.com@xxxxxxxxxxxx wrote on 
07/12/2005 04:48:56 PM:

> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> OK, I'm sure that Robert and Chris are right on the money, but in my
> defense, I read the question to say that the user.id was present on the
> client machine before the configuration started.  In the scenario 
referred
> to by Robert and Chris, there was no ID present on the client machine 
until
> the configuration process and the ID that it brought down is a copy of 
the
> actual ID that was created for that user.  This is not a
> spontaneously-created ID that happens to allow you to access the user's
> mail file -- it's their actual ID file.
> 
> When you register a new user, do you store the ID in the NAB, save a 
copy
> of the ID somewhere else, or both?  What is your intended method of
> introducing the ID file onto the client machine?
> 
> Patrick
> 
> 
> 
>  
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> 
> My understanding of the process is this:
> 
> If an ID exists in the NAB, during the install the client will detach 
the
> ID file from the NAB and save it locally with the default name of 
user.id
> -- the password associated with this ID would be the password assigned 
when
> the user was created.
> 
> If an ID does not exist in the NAB, an ID file must be provided when the
> client initially connects to the server.  If no ID file is provided 
during
> installation, there can be no connection to the server.
> 
> Bob
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> 
> Our pc guy just did a Notes Client 6.5.1 fresh install on a new pc for 
an
> existing Notes user.
> 
> During the install a user.id was created and placed in the data 
directory.
> 
> Then the pc guy was finishing the install via the connection wizard.
> 
> At one point he was asked to authenticate and since the registered 
users'
> id file didn't exist on the new pc, the user.id file (containing a 
default
> password) was used to authenticate with the server and up came the 
user's
> mail. We found this to be somewhat of a security issue and I would like 
to
> know how/if the user.id file can be excluded from the install?
> 
> Regards, Jerry
> 
> Gerald Kern
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> MIS Project Leader, Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator
> The Toledo Clinic, Inc.
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