Securing access prevents unauthorized usage of the Broker, and protects it from being modified (for example, Managers being deleted from the Broker). Authenticating users and determining their privileges are accomplished by using two files: serverConnect.conf and brokerConnect.conf. These files ensure that only authorized users access the Broker. You must modify the local copies of these files, which are located in BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf. “Configuring a secure Broker” on page 108 provides additional information.