ADF Application Redirects Browser Indefinitely

(Doc ID 1491984.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle JDeveloper - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


ACTUAL BEHAVIOR

When an ADF application is requested from a PC that uses SAP/SiteMinder single-sign on framework, the application enters a redirect loop in the browser, with the browser repeatedly requesting the same page. The URL is the same on each request, except that the _afrLoop parameter increments.

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

It is expected that the browser will redirect exactly once, with the first request downloading a script and the next, the page content (this process is invisible to users)

STEPS

The issue is reproduced in different ways, depending on how the PC-based single-sign on framework is configured. In some cases, for example, any ADF application request is affected. In others, only requests that use a fully-qualified domain name are affected, while requests made using a short name or IP number are not. Provided that site is set up in the particular way, the problem will reproduce 100% of the time.

Cause

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