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Attempting to Edit the Portal Never Enters Edit Mode or it shows ADF_FACES-60096 PopUp Errors (Doc ID 2576782.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2022

Applies to:

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


Unable to edit a Portal.

The following behavior is observed: 


In all cases for all browsers there is a call to the same page in the portal diagnostic log as follows:

[DATE-TIME] [WC_Spaces1] [TRACE] [] [] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '21' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: <USERID>] [ecid: <ECID>] [APP: webcenter] [partition-name: DOMAIN] [tenant-name: GLOBAL] [DSID: <DSID>] [SRC_CLASS:] [SRC_METHOD: isSandboxNeeded] sandboxAction : SandboxAction : [[
      Request URI : /webcenter/portal/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/<PORTAL_GUID>/<PAGE_NAME>.jspx
      Save :false
      Save and close confirmation :false
      Save and label :false
      Close confirmation :false
      Close : false


After the above then it comes an ADF error like this for FireFox edit:

[DATE-TIME] [WC_Spaces1] [WARNING] [ADF_FACES-30120] [oracle.adfinternal.view.faces.taglib.util.TagUtils] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '24' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: <USERID>] [ecid: <ECID>] [APP: webcenter] [partition-name: DOMAIN] [tenant-name: GLOBAL] [DSID: <DSID>] More than one af:skipLinkTarget found: T:wcCont, T:cpt11:wcCont. Only one af:skipLinkTarget is allowed per page.


And this for Chrome or IE browser edit:

[DATE-TIME] [WC_Spaces1] [ERROR] [] [] [tid: [ACTIVE].ExecuteThread: '9' for queue: 'weblogic.kernel.Default (self-tuning)'] [userId: <USERID>] [ecid: <ECID>] [APP: webcenter] [partition-name: DOMAIN] [tenant-name: GLOBAL] [DSID: <DSID>] ADF_FACES-60096:Server Exception during PPR, #4[[
oracle.adf.controller.ControllerException: ADFC-00024: No ExternalContext could be found.
      at oracle.adfinternal.controller.util.ContextInterfaceImpl.getExternalContext(
      at oracle.adfinternal.controller.util.JsfInterfaceImpl.getRequestMap(
      at oracle.adfinternal.controller.state.AdfcContext.getCurrentInstance(
      at oracle.adfinternal.controller.application.AdfcPageResolver.getPhysicalURI(
      at oracle.webcenter.webcenterapp.internal.view.webapp.WebCenterShellFilter.doFilter(
      at weblogic.servlet.internal.FilterChainImpl.doFilter(


The portal managed server access.log shows a call to the same page at the time of editing followed by a call to an image in content server which causes a redirect to WCPageNotFound.

[DATE-TIME] POST 005Z^MA61Cw6QP^_xT8DyW0006kR000lkH 0:2 /webcenter/portal/oracle/webcenter/page/scopedMD/<PORTAL_GUID>/<PAGE_NAME>.jspx?Adf-Window-Id=w18ajpahzr&amp;Adf-Page-Id=3 200 263
[DATE-TIME] GET 005Z^MA8jJb6QP^_xT8DyW0006kR000lkJ 0:2 /webcenter/content/conn/<WCP_UCM_CONNECTION_NAME>/path/Enterprise&#37;20Libraries/<PORTAL_NAME>/<PAGE_NAME>.jpg 302 311
[DATE-TIME] GET 005Z^MA9WuI6QP^_xT8DyW0006kR000lkK 0:2 /webcenter/system/WCPageNotFound.jsp 200 18531



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

  1. Go to the affected portal.

  2. Enter Edit Mode and try to edit the affected page.
    Here you will see the page can't be edited.



WebCenter Portal was upgraded from 11g to 12c.

The portal having issues is a Legacy Portal created in 11g release.



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