3.10.3. Secret Previous topic Parent topic Child topic Next topic

Secret is an optional parameter that enables encryption and decryption of Gossip messages. Secret does not store the key in an encrypted format and using EncryptedSecret is preferred. For more information, see Section 3.10.4. EncryptedSecret.
The format is n,value where:
  • n is key index. The valid values are from 1 and 65535. The key index cannot be 0, it is a reserved value and an error is logged if 0 is used.
  • value is the key
Using Secret requires the following Perl modules:
  • Crypt::GCM
  • Crypt::Rijndael
CAUTION
If none of the Secret parameters can be successfully parsed, Gossip does not work and logs an error.
Here is an example of using Secret:
<GossipUDP>
    # Secret also works with GossipREDIS clause
    Secret 1,fred1
    Secret 2,fred2
    Secret 3,fred3
</GossipUDP>