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Managed Provider: The data protection operation was unsuccessful.

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We just attempted to deploy a new .net 4 web application with the beta managed provider. When attempting to open a new connection, we hit this exception:

The data protection operation was unsuccessful. This may have been caused by not having the user profile loaded for the current thread's user context, which may be the case when the thread is impersonating.

Is there an app pool setting in IIS that we need to change to get this to work? Locally it works fine, so I'm assuming it's some type of permissions issue.


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