Customizing the WebCenter Welcome Page Removes the Login Link for PKI Authentication (Doc ID 1332191.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.4.0 to 11.1.1.5.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 10-DEC-2012***

Symptoms


When customizing the "WebCenter Welcome Page" on WebCenter Spaces configured with PKI authentication, the Login Link is removed from the Welcome Page and the login form is displayed instead.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

Expect to continue to use the Login link for authenticating using PKI authentication.


STEPS

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Configure Webcenter with PKI authentication.

  2. Setup the oracle.webcenter.spaces.osso=true flag when starting the WC_Spaces server as indicated here so users see a Login link to invoke the SSO authentication where the user will be automatically logged in.

    Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for Oracle WebCenter
    11g Release 1 (11.1.1.4.0)
    30 Configuring Single Sign-on
    30.5 Configuring SSO for Microsoft Clients
    30.5.3.3 Configuring WebCenter Spaces
     
    The above step will cause the WebCenter Welcome Page to show the Login Link.
    If users click the Login Link they are automatically logged in.
    The Login Form that is usually displayed in the Welcome Page doens't display as expected as they have the Login Link for PKI authentication.

  3. Customize the WebCenter Welcome Page.
    e.g. customize the Welcome message.

  4. After customizing the WebCenter Welcome Page, users do not see the Login link in The WebCenter Welcome Page for authenticating using PKI authentication.

    Instead users see the Login Portlet in the Welcome Page where they have to login using their user credentials. This is unexpected as they should Login using PKI authentication with the Login link that is no longer displaying.

Cause

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