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NullPointerException using HTTP Basic Authentication Headers and Ports 80 or 443 (Doc ID 806023.1)

Last updated on MARCH 07, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle(R) BPEL Process Manager 10g - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 18-Apr-2011***


When trying to use HTTP Basic Authentication headers to invoke a secured Web Service:

<property name="httpBasicHeaders">credentials</property>
<property name="httpBasicUsername">your_username</property>
<property name="httpBasicPassword">your_password</property>

You may encounter a NullPointerException error:


<faultstring>business exception</faultstring> 
<summary> :  Could not invoke 'process'; nested exception is:  java.lang.NullPointerException</summary> 


Note: This happens ONLY if you use ports 80 (default port for HTTP on SOA Windows installs) or 443 (default port for HTTPS).


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