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Resource Oriented Work Item API with LDAP

John Paliotta (1111) | asked Jun 03 '13, 6:26 p.m.
 I am following the information here:

On using JSON and POST to add "draft workitems" to RTC 4.0.1

This works perfectly on my test system, but on my customer's environment
I am having problems with authentication.

They are using LDAP for authentication.

On my simple system, the steps below work fine (this is from the web page referenced above)
On the customer system, I get an authentication problem


curl -k -c $COOKIES "$HOST/authenticated/identity"
curl -k -L -b $COOKIES -c $COOKIES -d j_username=$USER -d 
j_password=$PASSWORD "$HOST/authenticated/j_security_check"

When I run this command, I get an authrequired message
Note, that if I remove the "-b $COOKIES" I get the same message, so so there must
be something wrong with how I am building the cookies.txt file for their authentication scheme


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Stephane Leroy (1.4k149) | answered Jun 04 '13, 4:25 a.m.
Hi John,

some more details on the HTTP error you get would certainly help.

In the meanwhile, could it be the case that your test environment uses WebSphere application server whereas customer environment uses Tomcat ? If this is the case, I'd suggest you have a look at this post :


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