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First Party Authentication for REST Fails with 401 / Unauthorized in WLS But Works In Standalone (Doc ID 2699448.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 11, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle REST Data Services - Version 3.0.12 and later
Oracle WebLogic Server - Version 10.3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Authentication for ORDS REST services has been set up according to one of the following for ORDS standalone:

<Note 2305632.1> - Oracle REST Data Services Demo - Authentication (First Party)

For example:
curl -i -k --user <USERNAME>:<PASSWORD> http://<HOSTNAME>:<PORT>/ords/ordsexample/testmodule/emp/7788

where <USERNAME>:<PASSWORD> are the user and password. Please note <> are not part of the syntax.

However, when testing with ORDS deployed on WebLogic, the same request fails with a 401 authentication error:
curl -i -k --user <USERNAME>:<PASSWORD> http://<WLS_HOSTNAME>:<PORT>/ords/ordsexample/testmodule/emp/7788
HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized 

NOTE: The example(s) provided are for demonstration purposes only and represents fictitious data. Any similarity to actual data, web sites and / or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental and not intended in any manner.

 Why is the WLS request failing?


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