Council members will generate and manage their own keys in accordance with best practices for secure key management.
It is important to note that there are several different keys (e.g., node keys, account keys). Each Council member currently has possession of at least one node key. Council members may permit an administrator, such as a Hedera admin, to also have a key in order to assist in managing the node, but the system is designed to help ensure Council members always retain control and can revoke those access privileges at any time. Council members do not yet have account keys for Council management (treasury management). However, the only distributions at this time are those for community testing programs, and those that are contractually obligated (e.g. SAFTs and employee grants). The Hedera Board of Managers must approve any other distributions.