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ADFdi Notes on HTTP Requests (Doc ID 2013474.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 30, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle JDeveloper - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Workforce Compensation Cloud Service - Version and later
Oracle Fusion Application Toolkit Cloud Service - Version and later
Generic Windows


The page describes some the HTTP requests that ADF Desktop Integration (ADFdi) uses to communicate between client and server. Understanding the details of these requests can be useful when troubleshooting connection issues.

The ADFdi add-in for Excel issues a series of HTTP (or HTTPS) requests when the workbook is opened and the active worksheet gets initialized. Some of these requests are made using an embedded browser, others are made programmatically by the client.


This article is highly technical. It is aimed at someone troubleshooting a tricky network issue involving ADFdi where other known cases do not apply.

This article is relevant for ADFdi version 5.1. It is not relevant for versions 5.2 and later.


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In this Document
 Login Sequence
 A. Confirmation
 B. Authentication Test
 C. Authentication
 D. Session Status Check
 E. NET HttpWebRequest
 Other Requests:
 Embedded Browser

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