Configure the FAST Search Lotus Notes user directory connector


Applies to: FAST Search Server 2010

To set up a basic configuration, copy the file lotusnotessecuritytemplate.xml that you can find in the FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint installation etc folder, typically located in C:\FASTSearch\etc. Give the copied file a new unique name, for example MyLotusNotesSecurityConfig.xml, and configure it for your environment in an XML editor of your choice. The configuration file should be stored in UTF-8 format. Place the new file back in the \etc directory after configuration.

Basic configuration parameters

The following table lists several parameters from this file that are used to set up a basic user directory connector configuration.

Parameter group Parameter Description



Enter the host name of the Domino server.



The password that is used to authenticate to the Lotus Notes Client.

This must match the password that you last used to log on to the Lotus Notes client on this computer. The password must be encrypted, encrypt it with the connectorpwgen.bat utility.

See the section Encrypt passwords for more information.



Enter the host name of the server where the Lotus Notes User Store is located. This should be the node where the FSA module resides.


When this is a single server installation of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint, you do not have to change this from “localhost”.
When this is a multi-server installation, this parameter should specify the host name of the administration server that was specified while installing FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.



Enter the port to the CCTK Server that you enabled with the Windows PowerShell cmdlet Set-FASTSearchSecurityCCTKServer -Enable 1. This is usually 13271.

You can check the port number by running the Windows PowerShell cmdlet Get-FASTSearchSecurityCCTKServer.

Encrypt passwords

  1. Verify that you meet the following minimum requirements: You are a member of the FASTSearchAdministrators local group on the computer where FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint is installed.

  2. On the Start menu, click All Programs.

  3. Click Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint.

  4. Click the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell.

  5. At the Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint shell command prompt, type the following command:


  6. Enter the password that you want to encrypt twice.


    The encryption/decryption key depends on the user who performs the encryption/decryption. The user who will run the connector must run the connectorpwgen.bat tool.

  7. Copy the password (without including any new lines or white spaces) and paste it into Notepad. Remove the new line character and starting text.

  8. Copy the password from Notepad to the appropriate parameter in the configuration file.

See Also


lotusnotessecuritytemplate.xml reference
Crawling Lotus Notes content with the FAST Search Lotus Notes connector