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How can I reset my ID file?

Posted on 2010-09-22
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I use Notes R6.5 for running databases on my laptop computer without a server of any kind.

Recently it has been telling me that my ID is about to expire. I see from User Security that it will in a couple of weeks. However the renewal procedure is not applicable as I am the administrator and I don't know what to do with the ID file.

Please can you tell me how to renew the ID file

Thanks
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process is as follows (easiest I found)

I assume you have setup a mail file already, if not, basically edit the location offline to use a file eg. mail.nsf as mail file and create a new mail file by <ctrl><n> and selecting the mail template, enter mail.nsf as file name. When you hit <ctrl><m> it should then create a new mail (this is the easiest way to verify if the mail setup works!

make sure you work on "offline" (or disconnected) mode!

1. create a mail.box:
<ctrl><n> enter mail.box as file name
check the "Show advanced templates"
select the "Mail router mailbox" template

2. Send certification request:
File\Security\User security…
Click on "Renew"
Click "Continue"
enter anything into the To field and click send (as you are offline/disconnected nothing really will happen)

3. Certify the sent safe.id
Open the mail.box
copy the mail you just sent from there to your mailbox (eg. mail.nsf)
open the pasted mail (DOUBLE click!!! preview won't work!)
select Actions\Certify attached file…
Click "Certifier ID…" and select the cert.id within your datadirectory
Follow the dialogs (don't bother many errors are reported) by selecting "Yes" only until you come to the screen where you can set a new expiration date: add 10 years
Click "Certify"
enter crap into To field and click send

4. Merge the recertified safe id with your old id:
again open the mail.box
copy the new mail with the just recertified safe.id back to your mail file (i.e. mail.nsf)
open (NOT preview!!! DOUBLE CLICK!!!) the mail
choose: Actions\Accept certificate…


hope that was detailed enough
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by:StuartOrd
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Hi iPinky,

Great solution, thanks very much!! Being a stand-alone user I didn't have a mailbox, and it was wierd messaging myself, but it worked fine. I'm now certified until 2022, by which time I'll be well and truly retired!

Cheers!
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by:StuartOrd
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A model answer, thanks.
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