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Invalid Configuration File Permissions on Windows

Symptom: Tectia Server fails to start and logs "Error in initial configuration".

Make sure that the permissions of the server configuration file ssh-server-config.xml are as follows:

  • The owner of the file is a member of the Administrators group.

  • Only Administrators and SYSTEM may have Full control of the file.

  • Users have at most Read & execute permissions - they are not allowed to modify the file.

  • Other accounts do not have access to the file.