Eliminate user password

Is it possible to allow users to login to Notes without requiring them to enter  a password or correlate their Notes password with their NT password on login?
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Just looking at it quickly, Notes administrators can set minimum password lengths, and if that has been done in your case then you can't get rid of the password. Making it fill it in automatically on login, while possible I imagine, is probably very difficult to do. If, however, no limit on your password has been imposed, then all you should have to do is go to file-tools-User ID and hit clear password.

Yes - it's recommended Notes Server IDs have no password, because if they have a password then when the server reboots it won't start up until the password is entered (bad for a weekend crash).

Like Zaphod said, as long as a password minimum length wasn't set then you can clear it.  But just to add one more thing - because probably you have a minimum length set - if you do, you'll have to recertify all your users and set the minimum length to 0 at that point.  Real pain if you have lots.

And I have never heard of a way to use an NT password.  Willing to bet it's not possible.

As far as the windows the password, having absolute no qualification to say this, I think it should be possible to have some sort of script which will automatically log into Notes. It probably can't automatically grab the NT login password, since that is relatively difficult to get at without doing some serious hacking, but nonetheless it could be automated, so that it was enter once and forget. This would require a lot of knowledge of some scripting language and may not be possible without hacking Notes, depending on how securely it was built.

Of course, this is sort of diverging from the original question, which we have both already answered :)

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Hi Jgarr,

As an administrator for WinNT and Domino, you can synchronize the passwords for the NT login as well as notes login.

This can be set up while registering the user.  Also this option should be enabled while you were installing the Domino server for the first time on the NT system.

Good Luck !


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jgarrAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for the responses. I'm going to test these scenarios tomorrow.. I'll let you know how it goes.
Am I missing something?
Cant you just go to 'file-tools-user id' and click on 'clear password', then the user can log into notes without being prompted for a password.

Gus - like I said, you can only do that if no minimum password length has been set. If you are not a Notes administrator, and there is a minimum password length set, then you cannot clear your password.

Sorry, didnt read the full account.  Yes you are right, min pw length must be zero for this to work, the admin can recertify the user ids to 0, then they can clear the pw.

jgarrAuthor Commented:
I did not get to test it out although there appears to be some level of consensus in the comments. Thanks for the information.
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