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ORDS OAuth Token Generation Fails With Authentication/Authorization Errors with WLS in SSL (Doc ID 2400211.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 11, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle REST Data Services - Version 17.4.1 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


ORDS has been configured and tested with OAuth2 in standalone mode successfully according to the documentation:

After deploying ORDS in WLS / SSL, ORDS REST requests work in general, but when configured for OAuth,

Authorization errors are occurring when trying to generate the OAuth token:

* In below command replace <WLS_HOST>:<WLS_PORT> with the real values without  the <>

curl -i -k --user <Client_ID..><Client_Secret..> --data "grant_type=client_credentials" https://<WLS_HOST>:<WLS_PORT>/ords/schema/oauth/token
HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 19:21:06 GMT
Content-Length: 1468
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
WWW-Authenticate: Basic realm="weblogic"

Error 401--Unauthorized

The version of ORDS tested was 17.3.4, however, this error occurs in other versions, as well.


OAuth authentication is being configured for ORDS deployed in a Weblogic server running in SSL.
ORDS requests without OAuth authentication run successfully in this environment.


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