Configuration files

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Hi, I'm super new to Multichain. This question may seem a bit dumb but what's the difference between params.dat and multichain.conf? Both of them set configuration params for the blockchain you want to create but I can't really find out what's the difference between them.
asked Jan 22, 2018 by Sara

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The params.dat file contains parameters for that blockchain, which are the same for every node.

The multichain.conf file contains parameters for that node only, and at least contains the username and password for API Calls.

answered Jan 23, 2018 by MultiChain
There is the ~/.multichain/chain1/multichain.conf file which contains the node parameters, but there is also ~/.multichain/multichain.conf <<-- what is the purpose of this blank conf file?
It is there if you want to have any global configurations (these are overridden by any per-chain configurations). See the explanation at the start of this page: