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

Document created by butlerj Support on Nov 19, 2018
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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.
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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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