Identity Manager Lotus Notes Driver Ability to Add Full-text Indexing on User Registration

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  • 01-Dec-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Identity Manager Driver - Lotus Notes


Does the Lotus Notes driver have the ability to add full-text indexing on user registration?


Normally this question refers to creating new mailfiles with full-text indexing enabled. The driver does not create mailfiles with full text indexing enabled. A Lotus Java API exists for this, but when it was implemented within the driver, it was found that the API would only work on mailfiles that were created locally (on the same machine the driver was running on). When a mailfile was created directly on a remote Domino mailserver, the full-text indexing feature was not available. Due to the non-uniform nature of the feature provided by the API, the driver's usage of it was never documented, nor has it been tested.
Therefore generally the answer to the question is no.
This only exception is in certain circumstances if you know what to do and how to do it.
How do you do it? There is an undocumented custom parameter called mail-create-ft-index. Set 'mail-create-ft-index="true"' as an XML attribute on the <add> element of an add operation. Only minimal testing has been done with this at the time it was implemented. The results found were inconsistent (as mentioned above), so the choice was made to never document the parameter. But, it will probably work for the mailfiles that are created on the same server that the user's are created on, when the NotesDriverShim is also running on the Domino server (not on a client).