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Service-REST Authentication



User has existing REST services, which accepts credentials in Post method body and in service activity. Pega is trying to authenticate user using pega.getAuthenticationHandle().performAuthentication() . This is not working correctly.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Use pega.getAuthenticationHandle().performAuthentication() method by supplying user ID and plain text password within a Service-REST processing activity.

Root Cause

Service activity cannot be used to authenticate users for processing the service.


Use a properly configured Data-Admin-AuthService and define it in the ServicePackage. 

Published May 21, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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