The IDM 3.5 Lotus Notes driver adds a new feature – the ability to set
the password on a Notes ID file. This is an amazing feature that is
The developer has a Cool Solution on setting it up, at:
One requirement is that the Notes driver shim be able to get at the ID
files via file system access. The developer has not said whether it will work on a remote share.
In testing, we have found that if the Driver Shim machine has Client32
installed, and the Shim service is running as a username/password that
has local admin rights, and access to the file shares, then it does
appear to work across shares. We tried using Client32 to get to a Netware server, and tried using Windows networking to CIFS on the Netware server.
In both cases it worked.
For troubleshooting help, here are two of the possible error codes:
In this case, the users Notes.ID files will be sitting in their home
directories, named either %Username%.id (whatever their username
is, followed by a period, then ID) or for many, it will be called
“user.id” in the same path.
We pass the two paths to the driver seperated by a semi-colon, and it
tries both, so we almost always get a 6402 because only one path is
right, and then sometimes a 6408 if a password sync event had been
A quick workaround, if you know the Notes ID files password, is to set
the eDirectory password to what the Notes password should be. You
will get another 6408 because the old password is wrong. But then
when you try another password change in eDirectory, you will be
sending the current Notes password as old-password and the new one, so
it should work.
Below are samples of the 6402 and 6408 error codes:
9:12:57 920F9320 Drvrs: Notes ST: DirXML Log Event ------------------- Driver: \TIDM\US\ACME\idm\treelink\Notes Channel: Subscriber Object: \TIDM\US\ACME\idmusers\WRay Status: Error Message:
processModifyPasswordEvent: changeIDFilePwd: user-id-file: \\testacme\data1\faci\users\WRay\user.id failed: return code=6402 Could not open the ID file.09:12:57 920F9320 Drvrs: Notes ST: DirXML Log Event ------------------- Driver: \TIDM\US\ACME\idm\treelink\Notes Channel: Subscriber Object: \TIDM\US\ACME\idmusers\WRay Status: Error Message:
processModifyPasswordEvent: changeIDFilePwd: user-id-file: \\testacme\data1\faci\users\WRay\WRay.id failed: return code=6408 Wrong password provided; possibly old-password value did not match. Passwords are case sensitive - be sure to use correct upper and lower case.
Disclaimer: As with everything else at NetIQ Cool Solutions, this content is definitely not supported by NetIQ, so Customer Support will not be able to help you if it has any adverse effect on your environment. It just worked for at least one person, and perhaps it will be useful for you too. Be sure to test in a non-production environment.