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Import of apps in Qlik Sense failed when FIPS is enabled

Last Update:

Sep 4, 2020 4:09:36 AM

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Created date:

Aug 10, 2018 3:55:23 AM

Importing a Qlik Sense App in the Qlik Sense Management console fails. 

Reviewing the Engine logs shows: 

This implementation is not part of the Windows Platform FIPS validated cryptographic algorithms.??Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.       at System.Security.Cryptography.MD5CryptoServiceProvider..ctor()??   at System.RuntimeMethodHandle.InvokeMethod(Object target, Object[] arguments, Signature sig, Boolean constructor)??   at System.Reflection.RuntimeConstructorInfo.Invoke


Import ERROR message shows: 

"The REST API call timed out between services"


Qlik Sense, all versions



The FIPS settings stop Data sources from getting encrypted correctly on the server.




To turn off FIPS Cryptography using the Local Policies, follow these steps:

  1. Press the key combination WINDOWS_KEY+R to launch the Run dialog.

  2. Type secpol.msc into the dialog and click OK.

  3. In the Local Security Policy Management Console window that opens, use the left tab to navigate to the Local Policies>Security Options.

  4. Scroll down the right pane and double-click System Cryptograph: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing.

  5. In the Properties window, select the Disabled option and click the Apply button.

  6. Close the Properties window by clicking OK.

  7. Close the Local Security Policy Management Console.

  8. Restart the Windows host operating system or at least restart the Qlik Sense services. 


For more information about Qlik Sense and FIPs, see Qlik Software and FIPS. 

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