WLS Plugin 1.1 cannot parse request headers when there is a "space" at the beginning of the cookie on Oracle iPlanet Web Server (Doc ID 1557445.1)

Last updated on APRIL 03, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 7.0 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 11.1.1.7.0 to 12.1.1.0 [Release 11g to 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

WLS plugin 1.1 failed to parse the request headers when the request Cookie has a leading Space.

Due to the leading space, Proxy Plugin could not Parse the request headers and sends the request to WLS without the Cookie. WLS process the request and generates a new Cookie(JSESSIONID) and thus the original Http Session is lost.

Example: If we observe the following HTTP Headers details (from the snippet of wlproxy.log):

 

Cause

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