Hey Guys,

Can you tell me for what purpose private.key is used which can be found in the main installation directory of the Front-End server?


From what I recall it is the encryption key that allows frontends to connect to the database. It should be the same in every frontend so it is provided as a file that can be moved between them.

It is used while in the Configuration Tool. Not sure about the relevance afterwards but "if it isn't broken, don't break it"! :) 

Great - thank you for the answer :)