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SOAP Service Failed error upon login



Connect SOAP rules starts failing after few hours of operations.

The application users are getting the error **Soap Service Failed when trying to log in, as an external authentication service through a SOAP call is performed.

The nature of the issue is sporadic with respect to the different users.

Error Messages

On login screen **SOAP Service Failed

Steps to Reproduce

Attempt to log into the Pega application which has an external authentication service configured through a SOAP call.

Root Cause

An issue in the custom application rule.

In the Production box the access group xyz:unauthenticated is used by the browser requestors type for external authentication and this access group is having the Pega-IntSvcs:06-02-25 in the Production RuleSets.

This RuleSet is above the Pega-RULES:06-02-25.

So during rule resolution, the nvokeaxis2, which is present in Pega-IntSvcs is picked and this is wrong.

The logger class Rule_Obj_Activity.InvokeAxis2.Rule_Connect_SOAP.Action confirmed that the steps does not match with the InvokeAxis2 activity present in the Pega-IntegrationEngine


Perform the following local-change:

Remove the rulesetPega-IntSvcs:06-02-25 from the access group used by the browser requestors type for external authentication.

Optional steps:

1. Follow the PDN article:

2. Install HFix-6324 and HFix-6912.

3. And set the following are Dynamic System Settings:

  • Pega-IntegrationEngine axis2_max_connections 2000
  • Pega-IntegrationEngine axis2_max_hostconnections 200

User might have to fine adjust the above two DSS to lower values.

Published May 23, 2017 - Updated July 6, 2017

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