Controlling the Server Header with Oracle HTTP Server and Oracle Web Cache (Doc ID 396604.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2017

Applies to:

Web Cache - Version 9.0.4 and later
Oracle HTTP Server - Version 9.0.4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

The majority of Web Servers (whether Oracle or non-Oracle) return HTTP Header information by default, which includes information about the vendor and version.

Example "Server:" header returned by Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 Oracle HTTP Server:

 

 

The below links are not Oracle sponsored sites, but industry acceptable utilities available to view HTTP headers. Depending on your preference and browser used, you may download and use these to view the HTTP headers passed on each request:

http://www.fiddlertool.com/fiddler/
http://www.blunck.info/iehttpheaders/iehttpheaders.html
http://livehttpheaders.mozdev.org/


This "Server:" header information returned by Oracle HTTP Server or Oracle Web Cache may be removed or edited with a separate configuration in each component. This document will show how to configure the removal or editing of the "Server:" header.

Within the same area of concern is the ServerSignature directive, which is not passed in the headers but server information is provided to clients requesting server-generated pages. This may not be desired in all circumstances.

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