Reading input from cloudbit


I am doing a project where the cloudbit connects to IFTTT and triggers an action when the button is pressed. The next step is to design it so that in case of an internet failure the access point will be able to read when the button is pressed. The problem is that the cloudbit packets that are sniffed are encrypted and there is no way to determine whether the button has been pressed or not. I unmounted the sd card and tried changing the cloud_client.conf settings so that the ssl_state is set to 0 but it didn’t work. I do not know whether I should compile something with the new settings.

Is there a way to modify the settings on the sd card?