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Occasional ShowServerList.wc error in wcErrors
Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. Occasional ShowServerList.wc error in wcErrors
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
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  Jan 9, 2023 @ 09:58am

I've been keeping my ModuleAdministration page open to monitor a new WebConnect installation.

A few times this morning at 6 AM, I have the following in wcErrors:

2023-01-08 00:06:04.115 - 9_b1c64ddd - **Unhandled Exception (Mainline): The security account manager (SAM) or local security authority (LSA) server was in the wrong state to perform the security operation.**

   at System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier.TranslateToNTAccounts(IdentityReferenceCollection sourceSids, Boolean& someFailed)
   at System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier.Translate(IdentityReferenceCollection sourceSids, Type targetType, Boolean& someFailed)
   at System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier.Translate(IdentityReferenceCollection sourceSids, Type targetType, Boolean forceSuccess)
   at System.Security.Principal.SecurityIdentifier.Translate(Type targetType)
   at System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.GetName()
   at System.Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity.get_Name()
   at Westwind.WebConnection.WebConnectionHandler.IsAdminAuthenticated()
   at Westwind.WebConnection.WebConnectionHandler.AuthenticateAdmin()
   at Westwind.WebConnection.WebConnectionHandler.HandleAdminTasks()
   at Westwind.WebConnection.WebConnectionHandler.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) - /admin/ShowServerList.wc?1673157963420

Any tips regarding where I can look for the cause? The Module Administration seems to be updating properly - should I be concerned?

TIA

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Occasional ShowServerList.wc error in wcErrors
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Jan 9, 2023 @ 10:04am

Perhaps it's a timeout for the WC admin authentication login?

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Occasional ShowServerList.wc error in wcErrors
  Rick Strahl
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Jan 9, 2023 @ 12:37pm

That looks like some sort of Windows Security issue. It looks like corrupted security data - most likely somebody sending an invalid Windows Auth header or something along those lines.

It's not great that this happens, but also not a problem in that the login check fails and access to this page is denied. Not great because Windows should be able to handle this without a crashing exception - the value should just be blank.

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Occasional ShowServerList.wc error in wcErrors
  Michael Hogan (Ideate Hosting)
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 9, 2023 @ 01:09pm

Thanks - I've reviewed and adjusted the security for the admin page and folder, and I'll monitor.

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