‘Please Create a Master Key’ Exception after Copying SQL Databases


When attempting an initial workflow deployment to, OR during initial exploration of the K2 Workspace in, a new development environment, the following exception is received:

Please create a master key in the database or open the master key in the session before performing this operation. The key ‘SCSSOKey’ is not open. Please open the key before using it.

Here’s how to fix that.

‘Please Create a Master Key Exception’ after Copying SQL Databases