Lotus Notes Traveler uses the HTTP protocol for the devices to communicate with the server. Whatever you have chosen for the Domino authentication is what will be used by Lotus Notes Traveler to authenticate the user. The default for this is Domino Directory authentication, but you can use external mean such as an external LDAP for this as well.
If using Domino Directory authentication, it is mandatory for the users to have their internet passwords set. This is the same user ID and password that would be used when logging into iNotes (if this is configured on the client) or any other browser based application running on a Lotus Domino server using the same Domino Directory.
The internet password can be defined by the administrator on user registration by checking the "Set internet password" checkbox upon the user's registration:
You can also set the internet password by opening up the user's person document in the Domino administrator and setting this value:
When using Lotus Domino Session Authentication, users might have problems connecting to Lotus Notes Traveler because many devices do not support HTML form based authentication. Form based authentication is enabled on the Lotus Domino server if you have Session Authentication enabled and have not allowed Anonymous authentication using TCP or SSL.
To see if form-based authentication is enabled for the Lotus Notes Traveler URLs, use a browser to navigate to the following URLs on your server:
If SSL is enabled, use the following links:
If form based authentication is enabled, you will see an HTML form for authentication instead of a pop up window.
There are two ways to disable HTML form based authentication and enable basic authentication on the Lotus Notes Traveler server:
Enable Anonymous as part of the authentication options for the HTTP Server:
This is the easiest method. If you use Internet Site documents, you can disable HTML form based authentication on the Security tab of the Internet Site document. If you use Web Configurations, disable HTML form based authentication on the Ports -> Internet Ports tab of the server document.
Use the Override Session Authentication rules:
To enable basic authentication for the Lotus Notes Traveler URLs by using the Override Session Authentication rules, you must use the Internet Site documents. Open the Internet Site document for the web protocol that applies to the Lotus Notes Traveler server and create an Override Session Authentication rule for each of the Lotus Traveler URL paths.