Managing Lotus Notes ID file passwords presents some unique and complex challenges. This document provides an overview of these challenges, and the various ways in which they can be addressed using Hitachi ID Password Manager.
Further information can be found in the full "Password Manager Installation and Configuration Guide."
One solution offered by IBM/Lotus to resolve problems that arise when users forget their own passwords is key escrow. Key escrow was introduced with Lotus Notes R5, and works as follows:
ID file recovery does work, but has serious operational problems:
Unregistered users will not be supported by the process. Users must take several steps to register, and in some cases even users who wish to cooperate (by accepting the recovery message and enabling harvesting) will fail to perform these steps correctly.