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How to Restore the Master Secret

As part of data recovery procedures, you may need to restore the master secret to re-use existing data. In order to perform this task, you must log on to the master secret server with an account that is both a Windows administrator and an SSO administrator.

To restore the master secret using the MMC Snap-In

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Microsoft Enterprise Single Sign-On, and then click SSO Administration.

  2. In the scope pane of the ENTSSO MMC Snap-In, expand the Enterprise Single Sign-On node.

  3. Right-click System, and then click Restore Master Secret.

To restore the master secret using the command line

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, and then click Accessories. Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run As….

  2. Select the appropriate Administrator, and then click OK.

  3. At the command line, go to the Enterprise Single Sign-On installation directory. The default installation directory is <drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Enterprise Single Sign-On.

  4. Type ssoconfig –restoresecret <restore file>, where <restore file> is the path and name of the file where the master secret is stored.

    noteNote
    On a system that supports User Account Control (UAC), you may need to run the tool with Administrative privileges.

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