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Issue    When publishing a workflow to Gallery with user credentials and you run into the following: Entering credentials has been disabled   When configuring a new Gallery Data Connection the below error comes up when attempting to test or save the connection:   Credential usage is disabled as a result of encryption configuration. Please contact your server administrator.       Environment   Alteryx Designer Alteryx Server   Diagnosis    You can verify this issue in the AlteryxService logs after a service restart. During the startup you will see a message like the following: ERROR,8912,AlteryxService,,,,,,,,"AlteryxService_InitLocalEncryptedStorage_Error: Error importing keys to Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys\ directory in ProgramData: Access is denied. (5)"   Cause   The Alteryx Service account has insufficient permissions to the servers machine key directory (%ProgramData%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys) or specifically the Alteryx Machine Key which are used to encrypt/decrypt user credentials and Gallery data connections.    Solution Check your Service Log On As Account. By default it will be the Local System account Run services.msc (CTRL + R --> services.msc --> OK) Locate the Alteryx Service and check the Log On As account Per the server help documentation, ensure the Service Account has read and write access to %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys **If giving permissions to the full directory is not possible due to security reasons you can give it to just the Alteryx Machine key which starts with "3312". Also allowing specific permission to this machine key may fix the issue of the directory access does not.  
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Issue   When running or publishing a workflow that uses a Gallery Data Connection.    Unable to translate alias This error can be seen when running/opening a workflow on Designer Or when publishing the workflow to Gallery Or when running the workflow on Gallery   Environment   Alteryx Designer Version 11.0+ Alteryx Server Version 11.0+   Diagnosis    Confirm that the data connection that you are using is a Gallery Data Connection:   In Designer select Options > Advanced Options > Manage Data Connections The alias that you are using should have a type of   'Gallery' If you do not see a Gallery connection and want to add one, please see the article   Database Connection Share Through Gallery Admin   for instructions.    Cause A   Gallery Connection Sync issue (often occurs after upgrading Alteryx Server)   Cause B   The Gallery Data Connection is shared with a Private Studio rather than explicitly with the workflow owner (the error will only occur on scheduler)   Solution A   Open a File Explorer Navigate to %APPDATA%\Alteryx\Engine Delete or rename GalleryAlias.xml Re-launch Alteryx Designer   Solution B    If the issue only occurs on your Scheduler and runs fine everywhere else, the Gallery Data Connection needs to be shared explicitly with the owner of the workflow rather than their Private Studio/Subscription.    When sharing the connection, you can differentiate a Studio with User Accounts by checking the following: Default avatar is a single silhouette User membership icon will appear on the right User's email will show Additional Resources Why can't a user run a workflow in Gallery that uses a shared data connection?   As always, don't hesitate to contact us over at Customer Support if you run into any trouble.
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How to migrate from MMAPv1 to the WiredTiger Storage Engine   In earlier versions of MongoDB (3.0 and earlier), the default storage engine used was MMAPv1. The WiredTiger storage engine was introduced in MongoDB 3.0 and is the default storage engine in MongoDB 3.2 and later. Two major benefits of the WiredTiger storage engine are:   Document-level concurrency control for write operations which allows multiple documents in a collection to be updated at the same time Native compression which allows for more efficient use of storage space and less disk I/O   Earlier versions of Alteryx Server shipped with MongoDB 2.6 and MongoDB 3.0 which defaults to using the MMAPv1 storage engine. If you installed Alteryx Server prior to the 2018.1 release when Alteryx Server was upgraded to MongoDB 3.4, it is highly likely that your Alteryx Server is running MongoDB using the MMAPv1 storage engine. To take advantage of the performance benefits of the WiredTiger storage engine you can migrate to the WiredTiger storage engine. This article documents the steps required to migrate to the WiredTiger storage engine by performing a backup and restore of the embedded MongoDB database.   NOTE: The steps below only apply when using Embedded MongoDB with Alteryx Server 2018.1 and newer. If you are running Alteryx Server with a user-managed MongoDB, refer to the MongoDB help documentation.   Prerequisites   Product - Alteryx Server 2018.1 or newer with embedded MongoDB   Procedure   The first step is to identify which storage engine you are using. You can easily identify which storage engine is being used by reviewing the file system. Use the following Instructions to verify whether you are using the MMAPv1 or WiredTiger storage engine.   Open the Alteryx System Settings Navigate to the Controller -> Persistence page Copy the "Data Folder" path Open Windows Explorer (File Browser) Paste the "Data Folder" path copied in Step 3 in the Address Bar of Windows Explorer If you see a series of "NS File" and "0 File" file types, as shown below, your Embedded MongoDB is running using the MMAPv1 storage engine If you see a series of "WT File" file types and a file named "WiredTiger", as shown below, your Embedded MongoDB is running using the WiredTiger storage engine and no further action is necessary Create an Embedded MongoDB Backup   The steps below walk you through creating an Embedded MongoDB backup and restoring the backup to a new directory. For additional information on backup and restore best practices, refer to the additional resources at the end of this article.   Log in to the server hosting the Alteryx Server Controller and embedded MongoDB database Open an elevated command prompt (Right-click -> Run as Administrator) Change directories to the Alteryx Server installation directory cmd: cd %ProgramFiles%\Alteryx\bin Alteryx Server installs to %ProgramFiles%\Alteryx\bin by default. If you installed to a non-default directory, update the paths accordingly as shown in the screenshots Stop the AlteryxService cmd: AlteryxService.exe stop The AlteryxService should report it stopped successfully, as shown in the below screenshot Perform a backup of the embedded MongoDB cmd: AlteryxService.exe emongodump=<Path to Backup Location> Proceed to "Restoring an Embedded MongoDB Backup"    Restoring an Embedded MongoDB Backup   Restore the embedded MongoDB backup to a new directory cmd: AlteryxService.exe emongorestore="<Path to MongoDB Backup>","<Path to Restore to>" Update the Data Folder in the Alteryx System Settings Browse to or enter the path MongoDB was restored to in the Data Folder field on the Controller -> Persistence section In the Alteryx System Settings console, click "Next" until reaching the "Finalize Your Configuration" screen Click the "Finish" button on the "Finalize Your Configuration" screen to apply the changes and start the Alteryx Service Verify the Alteryx Service started cmd: sc query AlteryxService Confirm the state returned is "Running" as shown in the screenshot below   Verify MongoDB is running using the WiredTiger Storage Engine   Open Windows Explorer (File Browser) Navigate to the new "Data Folder" path in Windows Explorer You should see a series of "WT File" file types and a file named "WiredTiger," as shown below. If you see "NS File" file types, confirm you completed the steps outlined in the article     Now that you have completed the steps, your Alteryx Server is running embedded MongoDB using the WiredTiger storage engine - YAY! If you experience any issues with this process, please contact the Alteryx Customer Support Team for further assistance.    Additional Resources   For additional information on managing embedded MongoDB, refer to the Alteryx Server Help topic on MongoDB Management For Alteryx Server Backup and Recovery best practices, refer to the following Community articles Alteryx Server Backup & Recovery Part 1: Best Practices Alteryx Server Backup & Recovery Part 2: Procedures For user-managed MongoDB deployments running MongoDB 4.0, refer to the following MongoDB documentation MongoDB Production Notes Change Standalone to WiredTiger Change Replica Set to WiredTiger Change Sharded Cluster to WiredTiger
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Steps for troubleshooting the "unable to translate alias" error when uploading or running an app/workflow on Server.
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The  Alteryx License Server  is an implementation of our technology partner  Flexera Software ’s  Local License Server , and allows for the deployment of a local license server within an organizations’ internal network. This allows for a smoother and more secure deployment of Alteryx products, especially behind proxies and firewalls.
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