Every server certificate includes a distinguished name used for SSL connections. You set up this distinguished name when you create the server key ring file. Some components of a distinguished name are optional; however, the more components you include, the less likely you are to encounter an identical name elsewhere on the Internet.
Note If you are requesting a server certificate from a server-based certification authority, you can use the Notes client to create the server key ring and request a server certificate in the Certificate Requests database.
For more information, see the topic Requesting an SSL server certificate.
To create a server key ring file
1. Set up the Server Certificate Admin application.
2. From the Notes client, open the Server Certificate Admin application on the server for which you want to enable SSL.
3. Click "Create Key Ring."
4. Complete these fields:
Note the server's key ring file name appears in any Internet Site documents that you have configured, or, if Internet Site documents are not being used, on the Ports - Internet Ports tab of the Server document. If you specified a name other than the default, you need to edit the name where it appears - in the Internet Site documents or in the Server document.
Set up the server certificate so that the common name matches the host name since some browsers check for this match before allowing a connection.
6. After you read the information about the key ring file and distinguished name, click OK. Notes creates the key ring file and stash (.STH) file and places them in the Notes data directory on the client machine used to create the key ring.
7. Copy the key ring file and stash (.STH) file to the Domino data directory on the server.