EBS requests fail with "Size of a request header field exceeds server limit" (Doc ID 1370626.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 11.5.10.2 to 12.1.3 [Release 11.5.10 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Some requests to the Apache Server fails with the following error:

Bad Request
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

Changes

Either the instance was upgraded to 12.1.3 or some changes were made in the network that increased the size of the network packages (like the cookie length, for example).

Cause

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