Sharing a Locker File

Added in Iguana version 6.1 for Enterprise and Professional tiers only.

Introduction

It is possible for a group of Iguana Servers to share the same log encryption key.

Alternatively you can use the same encryption locker password for different log encryption keys.

How it Works [top]

Sharing the same log encryption key can be useful if you are managing multiple servers and want to keep the logs compatible (able to be viewed) across all servers in the group. This is achieved by copying the same encryption locker file to each Server in the group. Usually you would use the same encryption locker password for every copy of the locker file.

Note: If you change the encryption locker password for one copy of the the encryption locker file it does not affect other copies of the locker file.

Usually you will want to use the same encryption locker password for all copies of the locker file. This means you will need to change the password individually on each server that is using a copy of the same locker.

Sharing the same encryption locker password for different log encryption lockers can simplify management when you don’t want to share logs. This is achieved by creating a new locker file for each server and entering the encryption locker password for each

Tip: If this seems complex just remember you are dealing with two passwords — or rather a password and an encryption key. And either one or both can be shared.

Note: The reason that multiple servers cannot use the same encryption locker file (instead of copies) is to prevent locking issues — which could occur if multiple servers try to access the same encryption locker at the same time.

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