FIX: "'Salt' attribute for Password is missing in the project manifest" error in SQL Server

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Business Intelligence (BI) project by using SQL Server Data Tools for Visual Studio 2015.
  • You change the ProtectionLevel option to EncryptSensitiveWithPassword for both the project and its package.
  • You add an OData Connection Manager to the package.

When you close and reopen the project in this scenario, you receive an error message that resembles the following:

The project connection manager node 'OData Source.conmgr' failed to load: 'Salt' attribute for Password is missing in the project manifest.
Error loading 'OData Source.conmgr': 'Salt' attribute for Password is missing in the project manifest.

Resolution


This update is included in Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2016.

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


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