Unable To Access External Applications Within WebCenter Portal : user anonymous not authorized to access external application (Doc ID 2002929.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 23, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


When attempting to display an external application, the following error occurs:

user anonymous not authorized to access external application <external application name>

Steps To Reproduce:

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Created a custom portal framework application in Jdeveloper.
     
  2. Create an external application connection with following settings as below:
     

     
  3. Create a JSF page and drag and drop the External Application Task Flow to the page.
     
  4. Deploy the application and run it.
    Result: Page loads with 'user anonymous not authorized to access external application otn' error

 

Cause

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