Where to Place Security Settings

Where to Place Security Settings

Restrict access to security configuration data by placing related properties (beginning with security-*) in a separate file.

You can move security settings that are normally configured in gemfire.properties to a separate gfsecurity.properties file. This way, you can still allow read or write access for your gemfire.properties file.

Upon startup, GemFire processes will look for the gfsecurity.properties file in the following locations in order:
  • current working directory
  • user's home directory
  • classpath

If any password-related security properties are listed in the file but have a blank value, the process will prompt the user to enter a password upon startup.

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