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Getting runtime error "Couldn't decrypt AWS keys, something is wrong with the GATK distribution"

armenarmen Member
edited March 2013 in Ask the GATK team


when I run the first command from the "How to run GATK for the first time" tutorial:

java -jar /path/to/GenomeAnalysisTK.jar -T CountReads -R exampleFASTA.fasta -I exampleBAM.bam

I get the following result:

INFO 18:15:34,176 HelpFormatter - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
INFO 18:15:34,178 HelpFormatter - The Genome Analysis Toolkit (GATK) v2.4-7-g5e89f01, Compiled 2013/03/06 01:01:28
INFO 18:15:34,179 HelpFormatter - Copyright (c) 2010 The Broad Institute
INFO 18:15:34,180 HelpFormatter - For support and documentation go to
INFO 18:15:34,183 HelpFormatter - Program Args: -T CountReads -R exampleFASTA.fasta -I exampleBAM.bam
INFO 18:15:34,183 HelpFormatter - Date/Time: 2013/03/07 18:15:34
INFO 18:15:34,183 HelpFormatter - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
INFO 18:15:34,184 HelpFormatter - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ERROR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ERROR stack trace

org.broadinstitute.sting.utils.exceptions.ReviewedStingException: Couldn't decrypt AWS keys, something is wrong with the GATK distribution
at org.broadinstitute.sting.gatk.phonehome.GATKRunReport.checkAWSAreValid(
at org.broadinstitute.sting.gatk.GenomeAnalysisEngine.execute(
at org.broadinstitute.sting.gatk.CommandLineExecutable.execute(
at org.broadinstitute.sting.commandline.CommandLineProgram.start(
at org.broadinstitute.sting.commandline.CommandLineProgram.start(
at org.broadinstitute.sting.gatk.CommandLineGATK.main(

ERROR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ERROR A GATK RUNTIME ERROR has occurred (version 2.4-7-g5e89f01):
ERROR Please visit the wiki to see if this is a known problem
ERROR If not, please post the error, with stack trace, to the GATK forum
ERROR Visit our website and forum for extensive documentation and answers to
ERROR commonly asked questions
ERROR MESSAGE: Couldn't decrypt AWS keys, something is wrong with the GATK distribution
ERROR ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I'm on Linux and Java version is 1.6.0.

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