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ASF GitHub Bot commented on NIFI-4237:
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Github user alopresto commented on the issue:

    https://github.com/apache/nifi/pull/2077
  
    I have a *number* of questions about the existing implementation, but those 
will be addressed in NIFI-3116. 


> EncryptionOperationNotPossibleException in nifi-bootstrap.log might suggest 
> underlying cause
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: NIFI-4237
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NIFI-4237
>             Project: Apache NiFi
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core Framework
>    Affects Versions: 1.3.0
>            Reporter: Russell Bateman
>            Assignee: Andy LoPresto
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: encryption, logging, security
>             Fix For: 1.4.0
>
>
> Our Ansible instructions upgraded NiFi and created a new 
> {{nifi.sensitive.props.key}}. In _nifi.properties_ this property, if extant, 
> is used to encrypt sensitive properties in _flow.xml.gz_. Thus, upon 
> relaunching NiFi, the wrong key was used to decrypt resulting in the reported 
> failure to start, _flow.xml.gz_ is no longer useful.
> We found the problem and fixed it after Mark Payne suggested a possible 
> cause, but if this state of things can be determined, it might save on 
> community support for this situation if the logged message were to suggest 
> what's at the bottom of this problem. The top of the stack trace appears in 
> _logs/nifi-app.log_ as below:
> 2017-07-25 23:23:31,148 WARN [main] org.apache.nifi.web.server.JettyServer
> Failed to start web server... shutting down.
> org.apache.nifi.encrypt.EncryptionException:
> org.jasypt.exceptions.EncryptionOperationNotPossibleException
>         at
> org.apache.nifi.encrypt.StringEncryptor.decrypt(StringEncryptor.java:149)
> ~[nifi-framework-core-1.1.2.jar:1.1.2]
>         at
> org.apache.nifi.controller.serialization.FlowFromDOMFactory.decrypt(FlowFromDOMFactory.java:474)
> ~[nifi-framework-core-1.1.2.jar:1.1.2]
>         at...



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