Auto Encryption Key
On one hand encryption prevents unauthorized access to files. On the other hand, users could lock themselves
out if they forget the encryption key.
Version 3.9 of Syncrify introduces a new concept of encrypting files with a system generated key. This key is automatically
created on Syncrify Server and is stored in
file. Syncrify will use this key to
encrypt and/or decrypt files when needed.
$INSTALL_DIR\config\encryption.key is missing, the server will create a new key
- Server can never generate the same key twice
- Consider backing up this file and keeping it in a safe place. You will need this key if you ever decide to move to a new server.
When Is This Key Used
This key is using in SyncriBox and the server is configured to encrypt data. Syncrify does not use this key when using Syncrify Client.
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