Change the Default Data Folder

Caution: The data folder stores sensitive information, including the host private key and the credential cache. The default data folder is configured to provide access only to SYSTEM and Administrators. This helps secure sensitive data by preventing users from viewing and/or changing the contents of the folder. If you configure an alternate data folder, check the Security settings on that folder, and change these settings, if necessary, so no other users or groups have access to this folder.

To change the default data folder

  1. From the Action menu, select Set Data Folder.
  2. Select Use custom.
  3. Use the browse button to locate a folder. The folder must already exist, and must be on the computer running Reflection for Secure IT; network locations are not supported.
  4. Click OK and confirm that you want to change the data folder location. This restarts the server.

    Note: When you change the Data folder setting, Reflection for Secure IT creates a new host key and a new default configuration file in the new location unless these files already exist in the new location. As a result, any settings you have previously configured are no longer used. After you make this change, you can use the console to configure your desired settings and the changes will be saved to the new location. Or, you can copy existing data (such as the host key and your existing configuration file) to the new data folder location.

  5. Configure server settings using the new data folder location.


Note: The new data folder location is saved in the Windows registry in the following key location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Attachmate\RSecureServer. This setting remains in the registry if you uninstall or upgrade the server, so subsequent installations continue to use the new location.