Modifying a server-based CA

After you migrate or create a certifier, you can modify it through the certifier ICL or through the certifier document in the Domino® Directory. How you open a certifier to modify it affects the number and type of changes you can make.

About this task

Only CA administrators can modify a server-based CA. A CA administrator must have Editor access to the Domino Directory in order to modify a certifier.

To modify a certifier through the ICL


1. Shut down the CA process used by the certifier that you want to modify. At the server console, type:

2. From the Domino Administrator, click Configuration.

3. On the Tools pane, choose Certification -> Modify Certifier.

4. Select the server that hosts the CA you want to modify, if necessary

5. Select the certifier to recover by doing one of the following:

6. In the Certifier dialog box, modify the certifier as needed. You can change these features: 7. Click OK.

8. The time period in which the Administration Requests database processes CA requests will vary. If you want to hasten the process, at the console enter:

What to do next

For detailed information on these options, see the topic Creating a certifier for a server-based CA.

To modify a certifier through the Certifier document

About this task

Each time you create or update a certifier ID for an organization or organizational unit, a Certifier document is created and stored in the Domino Directory. For Notes certifiers, the Certifier document contains a record of the certifier ID. For Notes and Internet certifiers, the Certifier document is a record of the certificates associated with the Certifier document. A certificate is a unique electronic stamp that identifies users or servers.

To modify a Certifier document, you must have Editor access to the Domino Directory. Full-access administrators and administrators have this access by default; however, be sure that all certificate authority (CA) administrators also have this access.


1. From the Administrator, click Configuration.

2. Click Save and Close.

Related concepts
Certifier IDs and certificates

Related tasks
Creating a certifier for a server-based CA
Setting up a server-based Domino certification authority
Creating an additional organization certifier ID
Creating an organizational unit certifier ID
Recertifying a certifier ID or a user ID
Backing up and recovering a certifier