CryptoAPI cryptographic service provider (CSP) for this implementation could not be acquired.

If you are trying to use System.Security.Cryptography.RSACryptoServiceProvider and are getting the following error:

System.Security.Cryptography.CryptographicException:
CryptoAPI cryptographic service provider (CSP) for this implementation
could not be acquired.


Please review this Microsoft Knowledge Base Article - 322371

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