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2241620 - HTTP 401 error when accessing WSDL of anonym Web Services


A Web Service provider is configured for anonymous usage in an SAP ABAP system. When trying to access the WSDL file of the service, HTTP 401 Unauthorized error is returned.

If a user tries to access the file, logon prompt is shown asking for username and password.



  • Web Services for ABAP
  • SAP NetWeaver
  • SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA


SAP NetWeaver all versions ; SAP Web Application Server for SAP S/4HANA all versions


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