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RTC OSLC API work item creation factory responding with 403 forbidden

Brennen Sprimont (134) | asked Apr 25 '17, 2:57 p.m.
edited Apr 30 '18, 10:01 a.m.


I am trying to make API calls to the RTC OSLC API workitem creation factory endpoints but am receiving a 403 Forbidden response on every attempt. I am able to make other api calls such as retrieving individual work items or accessing the catalog or project services. I have made sure the user I am using is a team member and administrator of the project area and is logged in properly with a verified session cookie. I was wondering if anyone has ran into this before and knows how to fix it.

Any help/insight would be greatly appreciated.

Example Request:
Method: POST
URL: https://{redacted}/ccm/oslc/contexts/_D2Y2Aa3IEea75PoXVkA0zg/workitems/defect

"OSLC-Core-Version", "2.0"
"content-type", "application/rdf+xml"

(omitted because it appears any XML in a question description marks the question as spam)

StatusCode: 403, ReasonPhrase: 'Forbidden', Version: 1.1, Headers:
  Cache-Control: must-revalidate, max-age=0, private
  Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:38 GMT
  Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
  Content-Length: 0
  Expires: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:49:38 GMT

Brennen Sprimont commented Apr 30 '18, 11:10 a.m.

Turns out RTC adds a decent error message if you have the "Accept" header turned on. Specifically, setting accept to "application/xml" gets some useful data. In my case, I was missing the required field "FiledAgainst" in my posted data. I'm not sure why this returns a 403 though, seems like a poor choice of a response code.

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