josha-bpstudios wrote: If you resign them, you don't have to input a new salt key, and it should generate the new hash based on your current connection string. Otherwise, if you want control over that, then you add create your own hash, place it in the web.config and then generate the new macro signature based on that hash. I have regenerated the macro signatures before without specifying a new salt and it has worked.
You are correct. However, how many websites have you built where you've never changed the connection string? I can count on one hand without using any fingers. So although the connection string is a good key to use, its probably not the most functional. So having control over that key is a great feature and I'd suggest making it a best practice to use the key in the future.