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Getting 413 Errors For POST Requests On Oracle iPlanet Web Server With SiteMinder Plugin Configured (Doc ID 1969960.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 02, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle iPlanet Web Server - Version 6.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


There is an iPlanet web server (7.0) with reverse proxy configured serving as front end. It also has SiteMinder plugin installed to perform user authentication. There is another iPlanet web server (6.1) configured as backend to serve Siebel content also has SiteMinder plugin installed to perform user authentication.  Users experience 413 errors when accessing the Siebel content via the front end web server.

External F5 -> DMZ webservers(7.0 Reverse proxy & SiteMinder) -> Internal F5 -> Internal webservers(6.1 & SiteMinder ) -> Appserver(Siebel object manager)

The access log showing HTTP Status code 413 error for POST method requests in External and Internal iPlanet web servers:

External webserver:





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