Any security-related (properties that begin with security-*) configuration properties that are normally configured in can be moved to a separate file. Placing these configuration settings in a separate file allows you to restrict access to security configuration data. This way, you can still allow read or write access for your file.

Upon startup, VMware GemFire processes will look for the 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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