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2558183 - special characters in the password of a SOAP Web Service are not transferred correctly in the HTTP header

Symptom

  • Special characters in the password of a SOAP Web Service are not encoded correctly in the SOAP request. The user credentials are sent in the HTTP header with basic transport channel authentication.
  • The service provider returns HTTP 401 Unauthorized.
  • When monitoring the web service call with any HTTP monitoring tool it is visible that the special character in the password is wrongly converted to '#' or to some other character.

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Environment

  • SAP NetWeaver
  • Web Services ABAP

Product

SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

HTTP basic authentication, message based authentication, special characters in the password, wrong encoding of special characters, non-ASCII , KBA , BC-ESI-WS-ABA-RT , WebServices ABAP Runtime , BC-ESI-WS-ABA-CFG , WebServices ABAP Configuration , Problem

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