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Authentication signature is not valid

I had a server issue where my SDMCFG.ini was corrupted. I restored the file from a backup I had, and am now getting the "Error connecting to database [5c020004]: Authentication signature is not valid" message. I show several databases with the same name and IP, but with different keys. Is there a way to figure out which key is correct in the SDMCFG.ini ?
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Server key

I have tried to copy the server key from the SDMCFG.INI on a client to the server file with no luck. any other suggestions would be appreciated.
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RE: Server key

You need to do it the other way. The server key needs to go on the client.
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RE: Server key

I guess you created lots of server objects. You need to make sure you start the server app with the one which matches your install set.
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RE: Server key

Any idea how to tell which is the correct one?
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RE: Server key

Compare the keys between your client and server sdmcfg files. That will give you the description of the one you should start. Any doubt you should delete all the connections from the server side sdmcfg and re export them using "add to databases"
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RE: Server key

How do I re-export, with the safeboot database server app?
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RE: Server key

Right click the server in eem and click "add to datsbases"
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RE: Server key

I am still getting the error on clients.
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If I take the Key from the server and add it to the SDMCFG.INI on the client, then the client can authenticate. Why does it not work when I take the server key that all the clients have, and put it into the servers SDMCFG.INI? As we have a large number of clients, spread out physically I need to change the key on the server so that it will accept the clients..
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