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2335909 - OData API-Invalid OAuth Request to the protected resource


Attempting to use OData API to make a call and receive the error "Invalid OAuth Request to the protected resource."


SAP SuccessFactors Learning - b1605 and higher

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Call Authorization Token
  2. Make API Call with Token
  3. Receive the error


The cause of the error is due to using an API call with the incorrect token with an incorrect call.



Please check the OData API documentation for the API call that you are making.

Making a call such as: "GET /learning/odatav4/public/admin/userService/v1/$metadata" but, with a Token called with a TypeID of User, will not allow the User to look at the results, as they are protected.

In this case your token was called by TypeID of User, then you would use the proper call: "GET /learning/odatav4/public/user/itemAssignment/v1/$metadata"

Please check documentation to make sure that you are using the proper call with the proper token.


LMS, OData API , KBA , LOD-SF-LMS , SuccessFactors Learning , Problem


SAP SuccessFactors Learning 1605 ; SAP SuccessFactors Learning 1608