Solving NancyFx Tokenizer keyChain.bin Invalid Read Type Request '115'
I was getting this error when running an ASP.NET solution using NancyFx:
System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException: 'Invalid read type request '115'.'
on this statement in my NancyBootstrapper:
There is only one mention of this error when searching Google, and it refers to using a sync service of some kind. So, not apparently related.
After quite a bit of sleuthing, I wondered about Nancy's keyChain.bin file, which I knew had been modified during a recent
git rebase operation.
Sure enough, I checked out the file from a working branch and the bug went away. Interestingly, I had renamed and saved the "bad" file. When I renamed it back, the bug didn't recur. So, I don't really understand what went wrong, but it got fixed.
A simpler way to fix this would have been to rename or delete the keyChain.bin file, then let Nancy regenerate it.
Make it Better
I also was doing the wrong thing for the right reason. The (deprected) Nancy Token-Authentication requires a writable keyStore folder. By default, it gets created in the project root. I was marking the keyChain.bin file Build Type as Content and Copy Always, so it would be created in a first-deployment. But that meant storing the file in Git and it was always changing.
My current solution is to use a readme.txt placeholder file, and ignore keyChain.bin.
The better solution...I'll blog if successful...will be to write a custom FileSystemTokenKeyStore that stores the keyStore folder in App_Data, which is always writable.