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    Error "System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: The profile for the user is a temporary profile"

    Status: Validated

    ISSUE
    When activating the Nintex Workflow features from Central Administration > Nintex Workflow Management > Web Application Activation the following error might occur:

    Failure occurred while activating feature: System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException: The profile for the user is a temporary profile.
    ERROR CODE
    RESOLUTION
    Revew the following articles:

    If these do not fix the issue, check for any customizations regarding security on the servers or in IIS.

    • Check if any changes have been made to the out of the box security or permissions for the built-in group WSS_WPG.
    • Check if any changes have been made to the security policy regarding interactive logon privileges for the application pool accounts.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    This occurs due to an issue with a .NET Framework API used to encrypt and decrypt licensing information as part of the license check.

    Log files might have a few different errors but they will have key words like "Cryptography" and "using a temporary profile".
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