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.