Secure Store Service Error

If you attempt to generate a New Key for the Secure Store Service, you may receive the following error: An error occurred during the “Generate Key” process. Please try again or contact your administrator. On the Event Log of the SharePoint server, this error may appear:

```text Log Name: Application Source: Microsoft-SharePoint Products-Secure Store Service Date: 8/6/2010 10:29:24 AM Event ID: 7557 Task Category: Secure Store Level: Error Keywords: User: DOMAINUSER Computer: SHAREPOINT

Description: The Secure Store Service application Secure Store Service is not accessible. The full exception text is: User does not have permission to perform the operation ```text

To resolve this, add the user that is attempting to generate the key to the SharePoint Farm Administrators group.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.