Installation Keys

Contents

Introduction

Generating a New Key

Generating a New Key Manually

Locating your Installation Key

 

Introduction

When signing up for OverOps you are automatically issued an installation key. OverOps uses a private 256 bit AES encryption scheme to protect and ensure the privacy of any data (both source code and variable state) collected on your machine. The key will be shown in the installation dialog, which is displayed after you create your account, and will also be emailed to you. Keep this key handy. You will need it for the installation process, and might be asked to enter it when logging into OverOps.

This initial installation key is stored on OverOps' servers to simplify the process of trialing the product and sharing your dashboard with teammates. If you don’t want your key to be saved, you can generate a new one privately.

Note: If you decide to use an installation key that you don’t store on OverOps servers and you wish to share OverOps with any teammates, you will need to send them the key manually.

 

Generating a New Key

If you’ve lost your installation key or want to use a new key (other than the one automatically assigned to you when signing up), please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Add server” located on the top bar in OverOps (app.overops.com).
  2. Go to “Advanced Settings.”
  3. Click on “Where’s my secret key?” and select “Generate a new key.”
  4. In the new key dialog, choose your key’s name (e.g. Production), decide whether you want this key to be saved by OverOps (by checking/unchecking the “Have OverOps remember my installation key” box) and click “OK”.

    The new key dialog
  5. Install OverOps on your servers using your new installation key.
 

Generating a New Key Manually

You can also generate your key privately. This way you can ensure that no one outside your team is able to decrypt your data. Key generation is simple and straightforward using the open-source Key generator utility available here.

Note: As the key has been generated privately for you, it can not be retrieved by OverOps should it be lost.

Once you’ve generated your new key, use it to install OverOps on your servers.

 

Locating your Installation Key

If you’ve lost or forgotten your Installation key, you can still retrieve it through either of the following methods:

  1. Search for the key in your inbox. The key which was generated for you when you signed up was emailed to you from hello@overops.com or hello@takipi.com.
  2. When you install OverOps on a machine, the key is stored in the secret.key file located in
    • Windows: C:\Takipi\work\secret.key
    • Mac: /Library/Takipi/work/secret.key
    • Linux: /opt/takipi/work/secret.key

You can also generate a new key. However, data which was collected and encrypted using your previous key will no longer be available to you.

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