What is Notes shared login?
Notes shared login (NSL) allows you to start IBM® Lotus Notes® and use your User ID without having to provide a Notes password. You only need to log in to Microsoft® Windows® using your Windows password.
Does Notes shared login have any limitations?
See the help document "Using Notes shared login to eliminate Notes password prompts
" at the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Information Center.
Notes shared login is recommended over Notes client single logon. How do I upgrade from Notes client single logon to Notes shared login? Do I really need to uninstall Notes client single logon first?
See wiki article "Upgrading from Notes client single logon to Notes shared login
What happened to the Notes client single logon feature?
Both Notes client single logon and Notes shared login are available and supported in 8.5, but we are recommending the new and better Notes shared login over Notes client single logon. We are not planning on making any enhancements to client single logon.
If Password Checking ("Check password on Notes ID file" in Security Settings) isn't supported for NSL ID's, how can an administrator prevent the use of stolen ID's?
Public Key Checking ("Compare public keys" on the Security tab of Server docs) is supported for NSL ID's. It's recommended that public key checking be used instead of password checking to prevent the use of stolen NSL ID's. If a user believes his ID has been stolen, he should request new keys. His old ID with the previous keys will no longer be allowed to authenticate with that server. Note that the process a user should follow is spelled out by clicking the "Compromised ID.." button in the User Security dialog.
With NSL-enabled ID files, Notes to Internet password synchronization does not work. How can I get around having to use an internet password?
Because NSL ID files are no longer protected by a password, there is no password to synchronize and Notes to Internet password synchronization does not work.
Instead of synchronizing the Notes and Domino Internet passwords, you may be able to use the Windows credentials in Active Directory to authenticate to Domino via HTTP. The help document "Directory assistance and client authentication
" at the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino Information Center describes this at a high level.
In general, it is better to use a single password (such as the one stored in AD) rather than trying to keep multiple passwords (Notes, iNotes, Sametime, etc) in sync.