Enabling Notes Client Single Logon during install or upgrade

Use this procedure to enable Client Single Logon during Notes® install or upgrade. Client Single Logon synchronizes a user's Windows™ password with their Notes password.

About this task

These steps are for using the user interface-based Notes installation executable. For incorporation with a non-UI install or upgrade, you can use a transform to enable Client Single Logon.

Note: To check if Client Single Logon is already installed, click File -> Security -> User Security -> Security Basics. If the Client Single Logon feature is installed, the Login to Notes using your operating system login option is enabled.

Consider using Notes Shared Login (NSL) feature to eliminate Notes password prompts rather than Notes Client Single Logon. Notes shared login provides advantages, for example, enablement through policy. Notes Shared Login (NSL) is designed to work with ID Vault. Notes Shared Login is enabled through policy configuration. If Notes Client Single Logon is installed, it must be uninstalled before Notes Shared Login (NSL) can be enabled.

Do not enable Client Single Logon if you plan to use Notes shared login. For related information, see Using Notes shared login to suppress password prompts.


1. Start the Notes install or upgrade program.

2. Expand the Notes feature option and enable Client Single Logon.

3. When install or upgrade is complete, restart Notes and change your Notes password to match your Windows OS password.

4. Exit Notes and restart your computer.

5. When prompted, log in to your computer using your Windows password.

6. Start Notes and note that you are not be prompted for a password.

Parent topic: Automating a customized or default Notes deployment using silent install

Related concepts
Using Notes Shared Login (NSL) to suppress password prompts

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Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for single user
Installing and upgrading Notes on Windows for multi-user