Document Encryption

Encryption is the process of scrambling data so that only authorized users can unscramble the data. Domino supports both secret key encryption (in which one key shared among trusted users) and public key encryption (in which a public key is used to encrypt data and a private key can decode data). From early in its history, Notes has supported encryption through its capability to encrypt fields in documents, ensuring that data is secure from prying eyes.

Any field(s) in a Notes document can be encrypted, and after a field has been encrypted, only users who possess the proper key(s) can decrypt the field contents. Users without the proper key(s) see what appears to be a blank field in the document, and any attempts to use the ...

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