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Key failed validation.

  • I installed a new hard drive in my miner and did a fresh install of latest PimpOS. After receiving the Key failed validation on first boot of the miner i logged into miner.farm, clicked on the key and clear. I have done this many time but still receiving "Key failed validation" on the miner. Is there an additional step or maybe the key is not actually being cleared on the server?

    Screen Shot 2019-02-16 at 4.44.12 PM.png



  • Just an update i have also tried changing the DNS on the router and rebooting as mentioned here. https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/1121/problem-with-pimp-key/13

    The PiMP OS version is 2.8.6.

    I am copying and pasting key from the account page so it should be correct.

    While clicking clear on the account page for the key I watched the console on the FireFox dev tools and it does have an error in the response. Is the below normal?

    Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 1.30.20 AM.png

    Also it appears the rig is still registered after clicking clear many times. Could someone check the cache/database to be sure it is not?

    Screen Shot 2019-02-17 at 2.24.47 AM.png


  • Staff

    Hello ron,

    You are clearing the key correctly. go to the bottom section of your Account page you can see the log there. And it shows 0 of 1 rigs for the oA4F key. So the server side is good. However, you cannot see any key validation attempts in the log. So there is a flaw in the image preventing you from reaching the server.

    We have some code improvements to try to get around this issue that will be deployed in the next image.

    In the meantime, you must re-write the image and cleanly eject the image from the host machine before you place it in the rig for validation. This has proven many times to cure this issue.

    Essentially, You get Max agents added to key? Clear key rig count in Miner.farm Account page. Quick Video: https://youtu.be/awuWbLqT4Pk

    Still problems? re-write SSD, clean eject, and SSH key in: https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/268/can-not-validate-license-key/7 and https://forum.getpimp.org/topic/14/entering-the-key-for-the-first-boot

    More details:



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