How do I get machineKey ValidationKey?

To do this, please follow these instructions:

  1. Go to IIS console on one of the webservers > Sites > select the Pyramid website > double-click on Machine Key icon in center pane.
  2. In Machine Key dialog, click on Generate Keys and then Apply.
  3. Copy the generated validation and decryption keys to the notepad.

What is machineKey ValidationKey in web config?

What Is Machine Key? The machineKey element in the ASP.NET web. config file specifies the algorithm and keys that ASP.NET will use for encryption. By default the validationKey and the decryptionKey keys are set to AutoGenerate which means the runtime will generate a random key for use.

How do I set up machineKey?

If you have access to the IIS management console for the server where Orchard is installed, it is the easiest way to set-up a machine key. Uncheck “Automatically generate at runtime” for both the validation key and the decryption key. Click “Generate Keys” under “Actions” on the right side of the panel. Click “Apply”.

What is machineKey?

Machine key a unique key that differentiates one computer from others. And this key is used to create unique identifier when cookie is created in the client machine from a server side code. This key is generally present in the machine.

Where is IIS machine key stored?

web.config file
The machine key setting is stored in the web. config file which means a republish will wipe it out. The publish profile will need to use Preserve web. config elements so that the Machine Key won’t be lost on publish.

What is machine key validation?

Validation. Specifies the hashing algorithm that is used for validating forms authentication and view state data. ValidationAlgorithm. Gets or sets the name of the algorithm that is used to validate forms authentication and view state data. ValidationKey.

Is Machinekey protect secure?

The Protect method performs the appropriate operation and securely protects the data. Ciphertext data produced by this method can only be deciphered by the Unprotect method. The purposes parameter is an optional list of reasons that can lock the ciphertext to a specific purpose.