CS2008 Nuglet: Don’t lose the machine key

A common issue with Community Server 2007 was frequently required logins.  This was always resolved by adding a MachineKey to the web.config.  I add a MachineKey to each of my CS sites as one of my first setup tasks.  In working with CS2008 I quickly realized that this was something I’ll continue to do, as I found myself having to re-login unnecessarily.  It takes 30 seconds to generate a key at ASP.NET Resources and add it to the web.config, so it’s not a burden or anything.  Fine nuglet material though.

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A long time developer, I was an early adopter of Linux in the mid-90's for a few years until I entered corporate environments and worked with Microsoft technologies like ASP, then .NET. In 2008 I released Sueetie, an Online Community Platform built in .NET. In late 2012 I returned to my Linux roots and locked in on Java development. Much of my work is available on GitHub.