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No Site-Specific Cipher algorithm error post Pega 8.1 upgrade



Post upgrade to Pega 8.1, CryptographicException occurs on Service calls. This is an in-place upgrade and the Rule schema is copied from PreProd.

Error Messages decrypt: No site-specific cipher algorithm 
    at com.pega.pegarules.exec.internal.util.crypto.PRCryptoImpl.decrypt( ~[prprivate.jar:?] 
    at com.pega.pegarules.exec.internal.util.crypto.PRCryptoImpl.decrypt( ~[prprivate.jar:?] 
    at com.pega.pegarules.integration.engine.internal.MiscServiceUtils.decodePassword( ~[printegrint.jar:?] 
    at com.pega.pegarules.integration.engine.internal.util.PRServiceUtils.decodePassword( ~[printegrint.jar:?]

Steps to Reproduce

  1. Implement Site Specific Cipher in Pega 7.4.
  2. Upgrade Pega 7.4 to Pega 8.1.
  3. Migrate the application.

Root Cause

A defect or configuration issue in the operating environment.


Perform the following local-change:
  1. Import the KeyStore and Web Services Security (WS-Security, WSS) profile rules from Pega 7.4.
  2. Revalidate the rules.

Published April 12, 2019 - Updated December 2, 2021

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