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Workspace Domino Designer
Categories LotusScript
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 24, 2019

NotesHttpRequest support for self signed certificates

When using the NotesHtppRequest to call a web service running with self signed certificates the client aborts with an SSL Certificate error.


When adding the parameter DEBUG_NotesHttpRequest=1 the log file shows the message:

"SSL certificate problem: self signed certificate in certificate chain"

after which the connection is closed.


Since adding the companies internal CA-Root to the cacerts.pem on every client and server is not a manageable option. It would be helpful to have an option that disables the certificate checking

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  • Guest
    Nov 2, 2022

    We have been using the /local/notesdata/cacert.pem (!OpenDocument). It's manual; it works, but it's not good. Every Domino patch overwrites it, and every Domino app server has to be updated. My preferred options are to add to the new Certificate Store app, and alternately (not or) have the option for request.IgnoreSSLIssue = true. Just like we can do for the timeoutsec and the maximum redirects.

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2022

    BTW: Why don't NotesHTTPRequest and Java just use the internet certificates from Domino directory? That would be the Domino way of doing things!

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2022

    Turning off security features seams a very bad idea to me. I'd suggest a feature to store (additional) trusted certificates for NotesHTTPRequest right inside the NSF. That would solve the certificate deployment problem while keeping security features on.

  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2021

    Is there any news about this idea? It would be very helpful!