Setting up a Notes Certificate Authority

Hi All

I've been trying to setup a certificate authority.  The help was reasonable but had one serious ommission under the step:
     Requesting an SSL server certificate
                           From a Domino CA using a Web browser - step 8 it
                                    tells you (kind of) to go to the root certificate
                                    authority website but doesn't give u the address.

It's https://<servername>/certca.nsf?OpenDatabase

But when I go there paste my certificate in and go 'request server certificate' - it tells me the request has been submitted but I get nothing in my email.

How to troubleshoot a non-action?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Heh, you are he first perso I recall who has tried to set up Domino as an SSL cert auth.

Which version of Domino are you using?
ausadminAuthor Commented:
6.5.3 - any decent instructions on it anywhere.  The stuff on the lotus website is very short on detail.

I think you need to approve that request in the CA DB. If you open CA DB, go to certificate registration, you should be able to approve the request from there. This will submit an AdminP request, so you can follow it through that as well. At the end of that is when you should receive the email

GL :)

Cloud Class® Course: SQL Server Core 2016

This course will introduce you to SQL Server Core 2016, as well as teach you about SSMS, data tools, installation, server configuration, using Management Studio, and writing and executing queries.


Just checked my email & found something you may find useful.

It's a couple of weeks away, but have a webcast on CA ...

WEBCASTS:  Live Webcast: Certificate authorities -- a primer
SPEAKER: Dave Hatter, Libertas Technologies
DATE/TIME: Nov. 23, noon EDT (16:00, GMT)
In this webcast you will learn how to use certificate authorities in a Domino environment: what they are, how they work, why you need them, and pros & cons of trusted certificates vs. self-generated certificates.

Might be an opportunity to ask some experts focussed on CA any questions you have at that time ...

GL :)

Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
I recall I did it myself once: setting up a Domino CA, on R5.something, just to get basic SSL working. I followed the description at least twice, removing everything in between, but then it worked. Read very carefully the things you have to do, and it will work.
go through this URL:

I think ND6 should also be the same.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Lotus IBM

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.