Integrating Sametime 11 with iNotes and Verse on Premises

I struggled a bit in setting up integration of Sametime 11 with Domino web mail, both iNotes and VoP, but eventually with the help from the great Trevor Tallackson of HCL Sametime Support I succeeded.

There are some things not obvious to do to set this up, and the one for VoP made me almost drop my jaw when Trevor suggested it 🙂

iNotes Web Access
I have installed both Community Server and Proxy Server on the same machine, so in the Domino Configuration document for my server, in the tab iNotes, in the Sametime section I have put the hostname of my server as “Location of the Sametime proxy server to use when using https:” which is

With this setting, which is absolutely normal and obvious, the integration doesn’t work.
When I opened iNotes I got in the browser an error:
Network failure: 0 [] (EGe)
Network failure: 0 [] (EGe)
Error encountered retrieving data: Bad HTTP status: 0 ()

The solution was to create an entry in the hosts file with the same IP address but a different name, I used, then used this in the configuration document

It seems that the iNotes and Proxy servers need to have different hostnames

Verse on Premises
The integration was not working and I saw some errors in the browser console
Request URL:
Request Method:GET
Remote Address:


We could not understand why though in the notes.ini of the server the parameters were correct, the server tried to access and not
In my i I had this

Trevor checked his notes.ini on the server where the integration was working and saw that those lines were all caps and wrote me:

This may seem silly, but try the notes.ini parameters all in caps.  Here is our production server’s notes.ini (that is working fine).

I tried his suggestion and guess what ? It worked!
Honestly I have no idea why with V11 the lines have to be all caps, I told Trevor that I leave up to him to find the reason, but as silly as it may seem this is the solution. I would never have guessed it in a million years…..