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2548392 - 401 Unauthorized response when connecting SAP CP to backend system using Basic Authentication


  • There is a connection between SAP Cloud Platform (e.g. CPI - Cloud Platform Integration) and an AS ABAP system through SAP Cloud Connector (SCC) via HTTP/HTTPS.
  • The authentication in the backend system is performed using Basic Authentication.
  • A request sent to the backend returns with HTTP Status 401.
  • In case of CPI, the log shows the following error:

org.apache.cxf.interceptor.Fault: Could not send Message., cause: org.apache.cxf.transport.http.HTTPException: HTTP response '401: Unauthorized' when communicating with [backend URL]



  • SAP Cloud Platform
  • SAP Cloud Connector
  • SAP NetWeaver Application Server ABAP


SAP Cloud Platform Connectivity all versions


Hana Cloud Integration, hci , KBA , BC-MID-ICF , Internet Communication Framework , BC-CST-IC , Internet Communication Manager , BC-MID-SCC , SAP Cloud Connector On-Demand/On-Premise Connectivity , BC-SEC-LGN , Authentication and SSO , BC-NEO-CON , Cloud to On-premise Connectivity service , Problem

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