How Can I Find a Lost Cluster Passphrase?

Document ID : KB000121652
Last Modified Date : 15/02/2019
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Question:
  • If I forget the Gateway cluster passphrase that was used earlier, how do I find the value again?
  • Is there a way to confirm what the cluster passphrase is?
Environment:
  • All version of the Layer7 API Gateway.
Answer:
  • In the Gateway, for security reasons, there is no way to retrieve the cluster passphrase. However, a support case can be opened up to do a best effort recovery of that passphrase.
  • When opening a new support case, the following files should be included:
    • /opt/SecureSpan/Gateway/node/default/etc/conf/node.properties
    • /opt/SecureSpan/Gateway/node/default/etc/conf/omp.dat
Additional Information:
  • This is a best effort recovery process, and not guaranteed results. If the cluster passphrase cannot be recovered, the environment will need to be destroyed and a new environment setup to replace it.
  • Be sure to use a password management system to prevent future loss of the cluster passphrase.