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Accessing SSO protected URL Returns Internal 500 Error, Error_log Reports "need AuthName" (Doc ID 453230.1)

Last updated on MARCH 10, 2020

Applies to:

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


The objective is to secure an application url using OracleAS 10g Rel 2 Single Sign-On. For example:

In mod_osso.conf file there are the lines

<Location /application>
AuthType Basic
Require valid-user

An attempt to access /application via a browser returns an Internal 500 Server error

The HTTP Server error_log shows: 


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