Lost Certificate and Important Files Policy

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Lost Certificates Cannot Be Recovered

Once the Node and Gateway are correctly functioning, Node operators must back up some important files. Loss of these files will irreparably disconnect a Node and Gateway from the network.

As of April 27, 2021, the following guidelines and policies are in effect.

  • The Node and Gateway identities are defined by their certificates, private keys, and IDF files. Loss of these files will render your Node and Gateway unable to prove their identity and unable to rejoin the network.
  • Backup and retention of these files are the sole responsibility of the Node operator.
  • The xx network team nor anyone else can recover a Node or Gateway if these files are lost.

See Backup Certificates and Important Files to learn more about these files and how to back them up.