Please follow these instructions to install your SSL certificate on Lotus Domino 5.0



In order to generate a CSR for Lotus Domino 5.0, please follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Domino Administration Client.
  2. Select File-Open Server and select the Domino server you wish to administrer.
  3. Click the file tab.
  4. Double click on Server Certificate Administration database.
  5. From the Administration Panel, click System Databases and choose Open Domino Server Certificate Administration on the local machine.
  6. Click Create Key Ring.
  7. Enter a name for the key ring file and a password.
  8. Specify the components of your server's distringuished name.
  9. Click Create Key Ring.
  10. After you read the information about the jey ring file and distinguished server name.
  11. Click OK.
  12. Click Create Certificate Request.
  13. If you want to log information about this request in the Server Certificate Administration application, select Yes in the "Log Certificate Request" field. Otherwise, select No.
  14. Click Create Certificate Request. (Make sure you choose a key bit size of 2048 bits).
  15. Enter the password for the key ring file that you specified in step 4.
  16. Copy/paste the entire contents of the CSR (including the BEGIN and END tags) into our order form.
  1. Copy and paste the contents into a .crt file by using a text editor.
  2. Open the Server Certificate Admin database and click View and Edit Key Rings.
  3. Click Select Key Ring to Display and enter your server's key ring file.
  4. Click Create Key Rings & Certificates option in the Server Certificate Admin database.
  5. Click Install Trusted Root Certificate into Key Ring.
  6. Enter the server's key ring file name in the Key Ring Information section.
  7. In the Certificate Label field, enter the the name of your CA.
  8. Return to the Domino Server Certificate Admin document. Paste your Intermediate Certificate from step 1 into the Certificate from Clipboard area.
  9. Click the Merge Trusted root Certificate into Key Ring button.
  1. Once you received your SSL certificate by e-mail, please copy and paste it into a text file and save the file with the .crt extension. (Include the tags —–BEGIN CERTIFICATE—– and —–END CERTIFICATE—–)
  2. In Notes, from the Administration Panel, click System Databases and choose Open Domino Server Certificate Administration on the local machine.
  3. Click Install Certificate into Key Ring.
  4. Enter the file name for the key ring that will store this certificate. You created this key ring file when you created the CSR.
  5. Either copy and paste your certificate in Certificate Source or select your certificate file.
  6. Click Merge Certificate into Key Ring.
  7. Enter the password for the server key ring file and click OK to approve the merge.


Last updated: August 8, 2017