Using Notes Shared Login (NSL) to suppress password prompts

Notes® Shared Login (NSL) allows users to start Notes without having to provide Notes passwords. Instead, they only need to log in to Microsoft™ Windows™ using their Windows passwords.

When Notes Shared Login is enabled, Notes IDs no longer have Notes passwords. Instead, a complex "secret" is used to protect the ID. This secret is encrypted using a Microsoft Windows security mechanism and saved locally on users' computers.

Enabling Notes Shared Login alters the ID so that shared login works only on the computer on which the feature is activated. This is a requirement because the feature relies on a Windows security infrastructure specific to that computer.

Notes Shared Login provides the following benefits:

Notes Shared Login is not supported for Notes IDs that are:
Note: Notes Shared Login users with Windows roaming profiles should log in to an Active Directory domain controller from one computer at a time. When users are logged in from more than one computer, there is a possibility that Notes may not be able to decrypt the ID file.

When Notes Shared Login is enabled:

To understand the distinction between Notes Client Single Logon and Notes Shared Login (NSL), including the relationship with ID Vault and with Notes roaming user, see the Notes and Domino wiki articles under Related information.

Related concepts
Using Notes Client Single Logon to synchronize Notes and Windows OS passwords

Related tasks
Enabling shared login
Disabling shared login
Notifying users when shared login is activated or deactivated
Setting up password verification

Related information
Streamlining passwords and achieving SSO for users on Windows platforms
Notes Shared Login FAQ
ID vault and Notes shared login FAQ
Upgrading from Notes client single logon to Notes shared login