Login Fails Using Oracle Webcenter Spaces External URL With J_security_check Authentication Error: "GET /webcenter/j_security_check HTTP/1.1" 403 (Doc ID 1479784.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 29-Sep-2014

Symptoms

When trying to login to WebCenter Spaces using an external URL (SSL enabled OHS, a reverse-proxy) , the login fails with an authentication error.

The apache access_log shows the following error:

  "GET /webcenter/j_security_check HTTP/1.1" 403

 
Also, the browser header shows that some of the content for the url is accessing non-ssl content.

However, when logging into the WebCenter managed server directly (WLS_Spaces using port 8888), users are able to login without issues.

Cause

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