The Contest password is a password used to encrypt contest data. In order to start
a server (primary server) or extract contest data via pc2report the contest
password must be specfiied.
Upon starting the Primary server the Contest password is entered.
This password is used to help encrypt all contest data files (submissions,
Languages, Problems, Accounts, Contest Clocks, Judgements, Site
connection information, etc) on all servers.
Secondary servers are not prompted for Contest password, upon sign on
the Contest password is received and used to encrypt pc2 configuration and
There is no Contest password in Version 8