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2705981 - SOPHOS error or "Please enter valid Organization Creation URL. Malformed URL" while saving provisioning changes


A SOPHOS error or the following error message appears while saving changes in Provisioning > Company Settings

"Please enter valid Organization Creation URL. Malformed URL."

This happens even if the changes are not relevant to the reporting module.

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SuccessFactors Provisioning

Reproducing the Issue

  1. Make the required changes in provisioning > Company Settings.
  2. Save Changes.
  3. One of the following errors appear:

"Please enter valid Organization Creation URL. Malformed URL."




The WFA configuration URL set has an outdated URL.
Even if the WFA section was untouched, provisioning will validate and save the current options on screen for all the sections, irrespective of the section that was actually changed.


  1. Navigate to the 'Analytics and Dashboards Tab & Misc Reporting Section'
  2. Choose the correct URLs using one the following options.

Option A:
Recommended URL Set:


Note: The number of availble URL sets and the URLs themselves will vary based on the DataCenter.
The 'Recommended URL Set.." option is.... Recommended.

Option B:
Get the latest URLs from the SSO guide available in the help portal and fill them in:

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