Notes ID recovery is a feature that is enabled by default in the IBM SmartCloud
) hybrid environment. This feature is administered in the cloud via a security policy.
How ID recovery works for an ID in a Notes ID Vault
If the ID file on a user's computer is deleted, a copy of the ID is downloaded to the Notes
client from the Notes
ID Vault. This recovery occurs the next time the user logs into SmartCloud Notes
using the Notes
This information is being supplied here since company administrators, while not responsible for the administration of this feature, should know how Notes
ID recovery works for SmartCloud Notes
end users who are accessing the SmartCloud Notes
environment using a Notes
client. Company administrators will not be able to access the Notes
ID Vault in the SmartCloud Notes
In this exercise, you will:
Gain an understanding of how Notes ID recovery works in a SmartCloud Notes hybrid environment
Notes ID Vault
The Notes ID Vault is a server-based database that holds protected copies of IBM® Notes® user IDs. An ID vault allows administrators and users to easily manage Notes user IDs. Users are assigned to a vault through policy configuration, and copies of user IDs are uploaded to a vault automatically once the policy has taken effect.
In a SmartCloud Notes hybrid environment, this feature is enabled by default and administered on the SmartCloud Notes servers by IBM®. In other words, this feature is part of SmartCloud Notes that is administered "in the cloud."
Parent topic: Managing IBM SmartCloud Notes user accounts
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Observing the process
Here is the user's Notes ID file (LLN_gbrandini_012011214813.id), stored in the \notes\data directory.
The user accidentally deletes the ID.
The Notes ID is restored the next time the user logs in to SmartCloud Notes through the Notes Client.
For more information about ID Vault, see this topic in the Infocenter: Notes ID vault