Help my Identity has been stolen….. or at least my ID file

Had an interesting experience yesterday at the Lotus Premium Support Seminar. On of my co-workers attended a lab session on using Server.Load, when he (and everyone else in the room) launched the Notes client on the lab machine, they were prompted for their password, only the ID file was mine. They were then given ID’s to use for the lab. Interestingly enough we recently had an onsite engagement with Lotus Field Support Services to some load testing in our environment, while they were there I know I had taken a configured Notes 7 client and copied it over to one of the IBM peoples machines, as we needed as many machines as possible to ramp up the load test, apparently that client was then taken and used to create an image duplicated on to all the machines in the lab. Now let me be clear about one thing, while my ID file was on the other machine, my password was never given out, and while I am sure that giving another person access to my id was not bet practice, it was on of those things you do when you are under pressure to get something done and take the easy way out, but needless to say I was surprised to find my ID file on a bunch of lab machines at a conference. I suppose lessons learned and I will prepare better the next time we have people coming on site who need access to systems.

3 Responses to Help my Identity has been stolen….. or at least my ID file
  1. Nathan T. Freeman
    August 9, 2007 | 3:16 pm

    I have a 19 character mixed-case alphanumeric passPHRASE for just that reason. Emoticon

  2. Roger Lim
    August 9, 2007 | 3:31 pm

    Maybe your ID will get packaged with the final release of Domino 8!

  3. Lars Berntrop-Bos
    August 10, 2007 | 9:06 pm

    Hey, thats one for the worst practices session by Paul Mooney & Bill Buchan. Emoticon