SignalR and Azure Websites Weird Error
Working with some finishing touches making my Push Demos more consistent I started encounter a failure with SignalR when I deployed to my Azure Website. I had to deploy the JS code with a debugger; statement and then use Chrome to get the actual error:
“The data protection operation was unsuccessful”
I am still working to understand what this actually means but in the meantime Stack Overflow was once again useful in finding a way around this problem: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15393684/signalr-cryptographicexception-on-azurewebsites
It seems to be related to the Cryptography settings on Azure Websites, I hope to provide more useful information later. For now, I hope to save people anguish by at least offering a solution.