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Changing the Secret Key

The Watchful Secret Key is like a password. It is used to securely connect to your website and perform maintence, update and intstallation tasks.

Like any password, security best practices dictate that you change the Secret Key on a regular basis. 

To change the secret for an existing site in your Watchful Dashboard, please update to the latest Watchful client and perform the following steps:

1. Login to the backend of your website and select watchfulli from the Components menu.

2. At the top-right, click the Options button to view the component parameters.

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3. In the Watchful parameters, edit the Secret Key as desired and take note of the updated key.

4. Click the Save button at the top-left to confirm the change

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5. In your Watchful Dashboard, locate the site in question and edit the details.

6. Enter the updated/new Secret Key from Step 3 and click the Save and Close button at the bottom of the screen.

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