Veracode recommends that you limit the permissions on the key.properties file, which contains your Secret Master Key.
On Linux machines, you can set your permissions by running the following command from the command line:
chmod 700 key.properties
On Windows machines, to set your permissions:
- In File Explorer, right-click the key.properties file, and select Properties.
- On the Properties window, select the Security tab.
- Verify that only the current user has write permissions to the file.