Custom Web server messages
You can customize some of the error messages or responses that are generated by the Web server. If an "Error & Response" form-mapping document exists in DOMCFG.NSF, then custom errors, not generic errors, are used.

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To create a message page, create a form for each type of message and then create a mapping document in the IBM® Domino® Configuration database (DOMCFG.NSF) to specify which form to display. While you can store message pages in any database, the one most commonly used is DOMCFG.NSF.

You can customize the messages that a user receives when:

In addition, you can specify a general message that appears for all other types of errors or responses that occur on the Web server.

Note: The general error message will not be generated for errors that occur when accessing non-database files. This type of custom error message only works when errors are encountered while accessing .NSF files.

If you enabled session-based name and password authentication, Domino displays an HTML page you specify to request name and password information from the user. Domino does not use customized error pages to display errors when authenticating with the server or accessing a database if session-based name and password authentication is enabled.

Database designers also have the ability to create custom error messages for individual databases that reside on Domino servers. These types of custom error messages are stored within the database and will only be generated when errors occur while accessing that specific database.

For information on creating forms and customizing Web server messages for a specific database on a server, see IBM Domino Designer Help.

You can create custom error pages that apply to the entire server, a specific Web site, or specific databases. If you have a custom error page configured for a specific database, it overrides the server-wide Web site specific custom error pages. If you have a Web site specific custom error page configured, it overrides the server-wide custom error message.

Complete these procedures to create a custom Web server messages:


1. Create the Domino Configuration database.

2. Use mapping to customize the Web server messages.

Related concepts
Session-based name-and-password authentication for Web clients
Managing Internet passwords

Related tasks
Creating the Domino Configuration database
Mapping custom Web server messages