Active Directory Users Cannot Login to Custom WebCenter/ADF Applications (Doc ID 1070493.1)

Last updated on JUNE 09, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle JDeveloper - Version 11.1.1.1.0 to 11.1.1.2.0 [Release Oracle11g]
Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.1.0 to 11.1.1.2.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for Currency 19-Feb-2015***

Symptoms


You integrated Active Directory with a custom Webcenter Application as per the documentation
23.3.1 Reassociating the Identity Store with an External LDAP
of the "Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)"
Part Number E12405-04

but when trying to login to the custom WebCenter application with a user that only exists in Active Directory, the authentication fails.
Only users from Embedded LDAP can login to the custom WebCenter application. In the same time, the same users from Active Directory can login to OWC Discussions fine.

AD Authentication is in the first order in myrealm and all providers are Sufficient. When looking at the realm from WLS Console then all the users from the ADAuthenticator are displayed properly.

The same problem happens with a simple ADH Application with ADF Security enabled.

Steps to reproduce the problem

1. Integrate Active Directory with WebCenter using the documentation

23.3.1 Reassociating the Identity Store with an External LDAP
of the "Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)"
Part Number E12405-04

a. Add a new AD Provider.
b. Change the control flag of all providers to Sufficient.
c. Change the order of providers and put the AD Provider into first place.
d. Create an admin user for forum application
e. Change jps-config of Admin Server:

2. Create a custom WebCenter or ADF application with security enabled

3. Deploy the application to the container

4. Try to login with AD users to your application and notice the login fails.
In the same time the same user can login fine to OWC Discussions.

Cause

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