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Merged idea

This idea has been merged into another idea. To comment or vote on this idea, please visit DOMINO-I-32 Secure server Id with password and apply the password on server restart.

Enter password secured Server IDs from the Administrator client console Merged

Server IDs should be password procted but most often they are not, because it is unpractical since you must have access to server to enter password. (Data in any encrypted database on the server can be accessed if you have the server ID.)


- You should be able to enter password from the Administrator Server console. This would be a HUGH benefit tio admins

- In server document you should be able to restrict who and from which IP (range) should be able to enter Server ID password


This only way to ever have admins secure the Server ID's in real life, and really secure the databases data.

  • Guest
  • Jan 20 2019
  • Likely to implement
  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2019 09:50pm

    Server ID Password should be bound to the machine and applied only on that exact machine by the server process.

    Specifying it remotely does not make much sense because the server should start automatically.

    I have build an extension manager that does somethink like this. The password isn't a real password but it is caclulated based on a secret and some machine specific stuff (tricky in the virtual world).

    It would be much better when something like this would be included out of the box without external code.

    Thomas has quoted another idea in the same area which points to the same direction.

    --> https://domino.ideas.aha.io/ideas/DOMINO-I-32

    If the server is encrypted you have to protect the server.id.

    Else encrypting the data does not make much sense!

    On the other side you should be aware that the encryption of databases is mainly intended for clients that are in the field and have no hardware encryption.

    A server is located in a safe environment where access to the machine is already highly restricted.
    Physically and logically from network point of view.

    Specifying a password remotely to start the server is difficult!

    If the server really needs to be encrypted we need something better to protect the server.id from getting used in a different place along with the data.

    [ Daniel Nashed / http://blog.nashcom.de ]

  • Guest commented
    22 Jan, 2019 07:54am

    In my opinion this idea is not necessary anymore as soon as idea https://domino.ideas.aha.io/ideas/DOMINO-I-32 is shipped.

  • Guest commented
    21 Jan, 2019 10:34pm


    In light of GDPR database encryption and password protection on Server ID file is a MUST.

    When a database is encrypted on a server it uses the server ID for the encryption.

    However if the Server ID file is not password protected itself ...the database encryption is pointless, since if someone gets hold of the server ID file he/she would have access to decrypt all databases.

    At the time at server start it possible to enter Server Id password on the server console ...there is no network connections established to the server at this point .... so you can not enter password from an Administrator client remotely.

    Being able to do that would be very very helpful....hence my suggestion

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    21 Jan, 2019 09:29pm

    Gotcha -- it makes sense to eliminate the need for a remote control session. Would this idea solve the problem => https://domino.ideas.aha.io/ideas/DOMINO-I-32

    If yes, I'd like to merge your idea into the one above.

  • Guest commented
    21 Jan, 2019 08:31pm

    If the server id is password protected a restart of the server forces the admin to open the console on the server to enter the password. I guess it is meant that the admin can use his local admin client to enter the password directly without authentication to the server OS first.

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    Thomas Hampel commented
    21 Jan, 2019 06:12pm

    When an Admin is using the server console, he has been authenticated already. What is the main reason for requesting a (server?) password when opening the console?