For security reasons, iManage Auto Updates requires the update.ini file to be signed. You can generate and verify the signature files using the ConfigFileSigner.exe utility. For more information about how to sign the update.ini file, refer to Security to Auto Update feature.


You can download the ConfigFileSigner.exe from our iManage Auto Updates server.

After you have signed the update.ini file, do the following:

  1. Open iManage Control Center and select Client Setup > Office Office Configuration. 

  2. Select the Add File button to upload the following files one at a time:

    • update.ini

    • updateinfo.json

    • sign.txt

    • pubcert.crt (this is the public key file)

iManage Work Desktop for Windows downloads the files to %ProgramData%\iManage\AgentServices\CentralizedConfigs and iManage Updater reads all information from these files. If these files aren’t available in the CentralizedConfigs folder, iManage Updater checks at the following location: %ProgramData%\iManage\AgentServices\Configs.


You have to sign the update.ini file and upload it to iManage Control Center for your customizations to take effect.