How to Install SSL Certificate on Lotus Domino

Steps to Install SSL on Lotus Domino

Initial Checklist

Lotus Domino LogoPlease verify the below process must be completed before the SSL installation process starts.

  • Buy/renew SSL Certificate
  • Generate CSR with SHA-2 algorithm
  • Save the CSR & Private key file on your server
  • Apply for SSL Certificate Issuance
  • Submit SSL Certificate issuance documents as per CA’s requirement (Only for Extended & Organization Validation)

Step 1: Extract SSL Certificate Files

After getting SSL certificate from your certificate authority, extract it on your server.

To install SSL Certificate successfully on Lotus Domino web server, you need to merge the SSL certificate file in to the same key ring which you have used during CSR generation process.

In the Key Ring SSL certificate should be installed in order below.

  • Root-Certificate.crt
  • Intermediate-Certificate.crt
  • Primary-Certificate.crt

Step 2: Install SSL certificate

  • Open the Lotus Domino Server Administrator GUI
  • Now click on Install Root Certificate into Key Ring
  • In Key Ring File Name, enter the file name of the key ring which you’ve create earlier
  • Select File as certificate source & browse for the SSL certificate file name and press enter.
  • You can also select Clipboard, here you need to open your certificate file using a text editor, copy its encrypted data and paste it into the box & press OK.
  • Now click over Merge Certificate into Key Ring, enter the Key Ring password.

Your SSL certificate is now installed on Lotus Domino Server.

Step 3: Install Intermediate certificate

  • If your certificate authority have provided Intermediate certificate then perform following steps to install it.
  • In Lotus Domino Server Administrator, click on Install Trusted Root Certificate into Key Ring
  • In Key Ring File Name, enter the file name of the key ring which you’ve create earlier
  • Select File as certificate source & browse for the SSL certificate file name and press enter, you can also use Clipboard followed by previous steps.
  • Now click over Merge Certificate into Key Ring, enter the Key Ring password.

Your Intermediate certificate is now installed on Lotus Domino Web Server.

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