There is still some problem with the handling of exceptions while creating projects. My hive was down so the project creation failed when trying to create the hive databases. Now I get a HopsSecurityException when trying to delete the project and force delete does not help.
This was with the deep learning tour and it is possible (but not certain) that it is a problem specific to this tour. Doing the following resolved the problem:
Delete the certificate from /srv/hops/certs-dir/intermediate/certs Also remove the row for srvmanager from /srv/hops/certs-dir/intermediate/index.txt