If the rest of the deployment uses a different site secret, and assuming that you want to employ secure communications between the component applications in the deployment, you need to change the site secret of this installation to match the rest of deployment. You do so by using the deployment’s site secret to recreate and encrypt the clientConnect.conf, serverConnect.conf, brokerConnect.conf, and .imk.dat files in the BASEDIR/smarts/local/conf directory of this installation.
Use the sm_rebond command to encrypt the files. For example, from the BASEDIR/smarts/bin directory, enter:
The VMware Smart Assurance System Administration Guide provides complete information about the security files and encryption.