Site does not work: Failed to decrypt attribute 'password'

Created:

2016-11-16 12:48:03 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:31:17 UTC

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Site does not work: Failed to decrypt attribute 'password'

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows

Symptoms

Site shows following error:

Detailed Error Information
Module AnonymousAuthenticationModule
Notification AuthenticateRequest
Handler StaticFile
Error Code 0x8007000d
Config Error Failed to decrypt attribute 'password'
Config File \\\\?\\C:\\inetpub\ emp\\apppools\\plesk(default)(2.0)(pool)\\plesk(default)(2.0)(pool).config
Requested URL http://domain.tld:80/
Physical Path C:\\Inetpub\\vhosts\\domain.tld\\httpdocs
Logon Method Not yet determined
Logon User Not yet determined
Config Source
14016: <windowsAuthentication enabled="true" />
14017: <anonymousAuthentication enabled="true" userName="" password="[enc:AesProvider:hBD/hRKGfKXSuUmKf8JX8KsonZ4zrONUlyO3C+SHJpI=:enc]" />
14018: </authentication>

Cause

Incorrect information in ApplicationHost.config .

Resolution

Run following command:

"%plesk_cli%\\repair.exe" --update-websites-anonymous-user
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