June 9, 2006
posted by Scott Forsyth
One of our very own, Scott Forsyth, explains below how to create a valid random machine key for your webfarm or single box. Our team is always looking for ways to offer the most tools and resources as your leading dedicated Windows hosting provider. If this tool helps, let us know, we’d love to hear from you.
Run the following tool to create a valid random machine key to place in your web.config or machine.config file. This is beneficial in a webfarm where all of the server nodes need to have the same machine key, and it is also beneficial on a single box to keep the machine key consistent between IIS recycles and server reboots. The top box provides the <machineKey /> tag while the bottom one shows its position in a simple web.config file.
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