11g Portal Created From Cloning Home Page Not Working - Error: Page Metadata could not be obtained from the Portal database (Doc ID 1591434.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

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

Symptoms

After cloning an 11g Portal installation, Forms,Reports and Discoverer are working.

The Portal URL is returning this error

Error: Page Metadata could not be obtained from the Portal database.


and this error is generated in the WLS_PORTAL diagnostic log


These URLs are returning the expected results showing that the communication between the components is OK
https://host:ssl_port/portal/pls/portal/htp.p?cbuf=test -- shows test
https://host:ssl_port/portal -- shows PPE is working

Cause

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