what is machinekey in web.config file?

Aug 20, 2009 at 4:31 AM

I'm still playing with blogengine and am customizing it to my site heavily. so nice features and well, customizable.

But what is machinekey in web.config? it's working with the default value in my localhost testings.

Do i need to provide my own version or create one for when uploading it to real server?

Is there any security risk when using default one?

May any problems arise when specifying one if host already has one (in machin.config or something)?

Can i remove it?

thanks.

(If you want to answer just one question, please answer if using the default provided by blogengine suffices real needs)

Coordinator
Aug 20, 2009 at 2:35 PM

Take a look here.