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NullPointerException while reading header for Rest Service

SA-11030

Summary



It is observed that  getObject(“pxHTTPServletRequest”) returns null when the authentication activity is run through the REST service.
So user is unable to determine in the authentication activity, who is trying to login.


Error Messages



Not Applicable.

Steps to Reproduce



1. Create a Service Package with Custom Authentication Service
2. Configure with custom authentication activity with no additional challenge options. The Authentication activity just checks the http header for the user name.
3. Attempt to read the HTTP requestor header which contains the user name.

javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest request = (javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest)tools.getRequestor().getRequestorPage().getObject("pxHTTPServletRequest");
String ivuser = request.getHeader("user");
tools.putParamValue("user", user);


Root Cause



Servlet request object is not available in custom authentication activity.

Resolution



This issue is resolved by Hfix-22594.
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Published July 6, 2015 - Updated October 8, 2020

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