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Using Admin UI

This tutorial shows how to use the Admin UI to configure and use a database for Domino REST API. Download the database Demo.nsf from Resources and follow along. Anything you can do with the Admin UI you can also do using Postman, curl, SwaggerUI, or similar tools. See how to do each of the tasks in this tutorial using Postman and Curl and using SwaggerUI.


The screenshots may vary. The screenshots are based on latest Domino REST API snapshots. Make sure you're up-to-date.

Prepare database access

Download Demo.nsf from Resources and save it in the Notes data directory.


Go to the Domino REST API Admin UI.

For example, replacing the host with your Domino REST API's host.

On the login page, enter the administrator username and password, and then click LOG IN.

Login Page


A successful login would lead to this landing page:

Landing Page

List available schemas

Click Database Management - Rest API in the landing page. This opens the Schema Management page.

Schema Management Page

Add a schema

  1. In the Schema Management page, click Add Schema.

    Add schema

  2. In the Add New Schema dialog, click Create Schema.

    Create Database Configuration

  3. In the Create Schema dialog:

    1. Select Demo.nsf from the Database drop-down list.
    2. Select an Icon.
    3. Enter a Schema Name and a Schema Description.
    4. Click Save Schema.

This creates a schema that defines what views, folders, document, and agents you can access through the Domino REST API.


If the Only show schemas configured with scopes toggle is turned on, you can't see the created schema because it doesn't have a scope yet.

Create a scope

To set up a scope:

  1. Go back to the landing page by clicking Overview.


  2. Click Database Management - Activation. This opens the Scope Management page.

    Scope Management Page

  3. Click Add Scope. This opens a pane as shown below:

    Add scope Menu

  4. Under Available Schema, click Demo.nsf. This shows a list of schemas that uses Demo.nsf as a database.

  5. Select the schema you created earlier, and then fill out the form in Add New Scope.

    Configure New Scope

  6. Click Add. This creates a scope.

You can use this to access a schema via the Domino REST API. One NSF can be made available under more than one scope, such as with different security settings.

Manage created schema

Go back to the Schema Management page, and click the schema you created earlier. This takes you to the page shown below:

Manage Demo Schema

This page allows you to set various configurations to your schema.

Manage database forms

  1. Click Database Forms from the menu bar. This lists all the forms available for the schema.
  2. Select the form that you want to activate, click the corresponding menu icon beside the form's status, and then select Activate.

    List Forms


Clicking the menu icon and selecting Deactivate corresponding to a form deactivates the form. In the Reset Form dialog, click Yes to confirm.

To make changes to the configured form:

  1. On the Database Forms tab, click the pencil icon corresponding to the configured form that you want to edit to load the form Access Mode page showing the default access mode.
  2. Under Show fields from, hover over a field item and click the + icon to add the field in the form. Repeat this for all the fields you want to add.

    Access Mode

  3. Set the Read or Write access formula for each of the fields in the form.

  4. Click Save.

Manage database views

  1. Click Database Views from the menu bar. This lists all the views for the selected database.
  2. Select the view that you want to activate, and then click the corresponding Active option under Status.

    List Views


Clicking the Inactive option corresponding to a view deactivates the view. On the Reset Views Columns dialog, click Yes to confirm deactivation of the view.

Manage database agents

  1. Click Database Agents from the menu bar. This lists all the agents for the selected database.

    List Agents

  2. Select the agent you want to activate, and then click the corresponding Active option under Status.


Clicking the Inactive option corresponding to an agent deactivates the agent.


To log out, click the profile icon and then select Sign Out.


Additional information

Refer to the SwaggerUI tutorial for a UI-driven tutorial for creating a document and more.