"Error: The portlet could not be contacted" Accessing a Portlet From a Remote Web Provider (Doc ID 365143.1)

Last updated on JUNE 15, 2016

Applies to:

Portal - Version 10.1.2.0.2 to 10.1.4.0 [Release 10gR2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 03-Mar-2015

Symptoms

ServerA - http://serverA:8888/jpdk/providers/sample (Provider deployed here).
ServerB - Contains Oracle Portal 10.1.4.0.0 with JPDK samples provider (from server A) registered there.

Receiving "Error: The portlet could not be contacted" when accessing a portlet from the sample JPDK web providers that was deployed to server A using a URL from another server.
Following error is reported within the Portal application.log on Server B:

06/04/14 11:22:13 portal: id=107356852400,1 ContentFetcher Unexpected Exception Request Failed:oracle.webdb.dispatcher.DispatcherException: I/O Error dispatching request name=content-fetcher61 label=webPortlet url=http://serverA:8888/jpdk/providers/sample time=65006ms timeout=65000ms process=Dispatching

Changes

Attempting to user portlets from a remotely deployed JPDK provider.

Cause

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