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Managing the join.key
By Default, a join.key is automatically generated and stored in the Access database during Access startup.
The join.key is then automatically copied by Access to Artifactory over the file system and is re-provisioned every time the services are restarted.
Access shares the join.key with Artifactory by copying it to the following location:
Upgrading to Artifactory 6.8 automatically initiates and generates the join.key mechanism.
Creating Your Own join.key
Instead of using the auto-generated join.key, you can create your own and use it for the pairing process:
Create an AES-128 bit key and paste it in a file.
Save the file as join.key.
Copy the file to the following location on Access.
Managing join.keys in HA
There should only be one join.key per HA cluster since the Access database is shared across all nodes of an HA cluster.
In case a join key is provided and not generated by the system, it can be provided to a single cluster node as it will be propagated to all nodes of the cluster by the system.