Magento Basic Setting - Magento Encryption Key

Magento Encryption Key

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The Magento Encryption Key is generated during the Magento Installation. It is used for the encryption and the security storage of the sensitive data in the script's database.Magento Encryption Key

The Magento Encryption Key is located in the app/etc/local.xml file. You can open it through File Manager tool in your cPanel or FTP for example. In this file, you can look for the following code:


The ENCRYPTION_KEY string is replaced by the actual encryption key.


You should always keep your Magento encryption key securely saved somewhere. You will need it in case you want to move your data to a different Magento instalation. In addition, some payment and shipment processors require it to operate correctly.

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