Unable to Specify the Authentication Protocol for a Proxy Service to Communicate with a Proxy Server Requiring Authentication

(Doc ID 1679284.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 03, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Service Bus - Version to [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, OSB Core Functionality

In "Add/Edit Proxy Server" screen (System Administration -> Global Resources -> Proxy Servers -> Add/Edit).

These are the credentials that OSB will use to authenticate to an intermediate HTTP proxy server when it is configured to do so by a particular Business Service configuration.

There are multiple authentication protocols that are supported by various HTTP proxy servers.  You can refer to the Squid proxy server documentation to learn more about the common authentication protocols (Basic, Digest, NTLM,


Different protocols will result in different HTTP headers being passed from OSB to the proxy server as part of the authentication protocol.

In the "Add/Edit Proxy Server" screen where the credentials have been provided, there is no option to specify what authentication protocol OSB should use.  Furthermore, the documentation does not specify which protocol
OSB will use for this authentication.



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