Generate MachineKey in WebsitePanel

On a previous article I showed how to set, create and the importance of using a machine key in your ASP application. However, we used a third party to get our MachineKey, which is not bad but it is always better to create your own key locally. In this article I will give you a step by step guide on how to generate a MachineKey within WebsitePanel.

1. Sign into WebsitePanel.

2. In the left side menu, click on MachineKey Generator:

Machinekey generator websitepanel3. In the MachineKey page, you have to options: ASP.NET 2.0 or ASP.NET 4.0. Select the version you use in your ASP application and click on “Generate MachineKey”:

ASP version4. Now, copy the MachineKey generated, which is the blue text inside <system.web> tag:

machinekey generated

5. Open the web.config file of your application. Put that Machine right below the <system.web> tag:

webconfig machine6. And that’s it! You just generated and applied your own MachineKey in your application.

This concludes Generate MachineKey in WebsitePanel

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Rodolfo Hernandez

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