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User Anonymous Not Authorized to Access External Application When Using Virtual Hosts (Doc ID 1152543.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter - Version: and later   [Release: No Release Description and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On WebCenter 11.1.1.x,  when attempting to call an external application via a WebCenter Web Page component, the following error occurs in the diagnostic log as well as on the browser:

" user anonymous not authorized to access external application externwiki"

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create an external application.
2. Setup WebCenter to be accessed via 2 URL (virtual hosts).
3. Create a Group Space, and add a "Web Page" component.
4. Enter the external application URL obtained from WebCenter Personal Sidebar e.g.
5. Access Webcenter using the virtual host error.
6. Access Webcenter using machine name error.


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