When using a security key i get this error

Ryan Paulus 0 Reputation points
Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-Crypto-NCrypt/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Crypto-NCrypt
Date:          11/30/2023 3:40:02 AM
Event ID:      1
Task Category: Operation Failure
Level:         Error
Keywords:      NCrypt Operation
User:          PORTABLE-DESKTO\Paulus

Computer:      Portable-Desktop.www.cloudflare
Cryptographic Operation failed.

 Cryptographic Parameters:
 	OperationType:	SIGN HASH
 	Provider Name:	Microsoft Passport Key Storage Provider
 	Key Name:	S-1-5-21-133164895-3774890758-3850230085-1001/e7d65304-e2e9-48d4-a479-a53ebb9da245/login.live.com//852e4905dafd21fc
 	Key Type:	
 	Algorithm Name:	
Failure Information:
 	Return Code:	0x8009001B
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Crypto-NCrypt" Guid="{e8ed09dc-100c-45e2-9fc8-b53399ec1f70}" />
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2023-11-30T09:40:02.2533227Z" />
    <Correlation />
    <Execution ProcessID="1632" ThreadID="1928" />
    <Security UserID="S-1-5-21-133164895-3774890758-3850230085-1001" />
    <Data Name="OperationType">6</Data>
    <Data Name="ProviderName">Microsoft Passport Key Storage Provider</Data>
    <Data Name="KeyName">S-1-5-21-133164895-3774890758-3850230085-1001/e7d65304-e2e9-48d4-a479-a53ebb9da245/login.live.com//852e4905dafd21fc</Data>
    <Data Name="KeyType">
    <Data Name="AlgorithmName">
    <Data Name="Status">0x8009001b</Data>
    <Data Name="ProcessName">svchost.exe</Data>

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  1. Wesley Li-MSFT 4,401 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    The error code 0x8009001B indicates a cryptographic operation failure. This could be due to a variety of reasons, such as a problem with the security key, a software issue, or a configuration problem.

    Here are a few steps you could try to resolve this issue:

    Update your system: Make sure your system is up-to-date with the latest patches and updates. This can often resolve issues caused by software bugs or compatibility issues.

    Check your security key: If possible, try using the security key on another device or try using a different security key on your device. This can help determine if the problem is with the key itself.

    Check your software: If you’re using any third-party software with your security key, make sure it’s compatible with your system and up-to-date. If necessary, try reinstalling the software.

    Check your system settings: Some system settings can interfere with cryptographic operations. For example, certain local security option settings can cause cryptographic operations to fail.

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