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Profile Chenxiong Qi
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Message 1203171 - Posted: 7 Mar 2012, 0:36:12 UTC

Hi all,

I cannot find my auth key in my account page, now. There is only a weak aut key. Could you please tell me where my auth key goes? Thanks!
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Message 1203195 - Posted: 7 Mar 2012, 2:31:50 UTC - in response to Message 1203171.

In your account_*.xml file in the BOINC Data directory you can find the strong account key.

It's done this way in case your account is hacked or otherwise compromised, that after you got your account back, the hacker can't continue to log in with the strong account key and change the log in options. These can only be changed with the strong account key, not with the weak one.
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Message 1203253 - Posted: 7 Mar 2012, 6:05:33 UTC - in response to Message 1203195.

Hi Ageless,

Thanks!
BTW: removing account key from preference page is quite inconvenience.
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