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Users Receive 'Invalid Character Found in the Request Target' Message Using Advance Search (Doc ID 2978446.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Insurance Policy Administration J2EE - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On : version, Advanced Search

Following the deployment of OIPA under tomEE using Docker Image,
whenever users attempts to perform an Advance Search, the UI reports the following message.
The error is only reported when attempting the Advanced Search.
However searches from Home page - Search Bar are successful.

INFO [tomcat-http--3] org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service Error parsing HTTP request header
 Note: further occurrences of HTTP request parsing errors will be logged at DEBUG level.
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Invalid character found in the request target. The valid characters are defined in RFC 7230 and RFC 3986
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11InputBuffer.parseRequestLine(
at org.apache.coyote.http11.Http11Processor.service(
at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProcessorLight.process(
at org.apache.coyote.AbstractProtocol$ConnectionHandler.process(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
at org.apache.tomcat.util.threads.TaskThread$

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Log into OIPA application.
2. Click on the Advance Search on top right hand corner of the Home Screen.


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