9.1 Recording the Master Key

Immediately after installation, copy the encrypted master key and record it in a safe place.

NOTE:If you installed the User Application from the console, the installation program did not automatically create the master-key.txt file. Instead, you must manually copy the master key from the /opt/novell/idm/jboss/server/IDMProv/conf/sys-configuration-xmldata.xml file.

  1. Open the master-key.txt file in the installation directory.

  2. Copy the encrypted master key to a safe place that is accessible in event of system failure.

WARNING:Always keep a copy of the encrypted master key. You need the encrypted master key to regain access to encrypted data if the master key is lost, for example because of equipment failure.

If this installation is on the first member of a cluster, use this encrypted master key when installing the User Application on other members of the cluster.