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2854633 - Web service call over HTTP protocol returns 403 Forbidden


The NetWeaver ABAP returns a 403 - Forbidden message when one of its web services are consumed over HTTP protocol.
Also, the following error message appears in the work process trace:

M  ICTSYS: AddHeaderField 'sap-icfreason : This service requires SSL communication (HTTPS protocol).'

This entry will appear in a level 2 work process trace with "Taskhandler" and "ICF" components selected.



  • SAP NetWeaver ABAP acting as a Provider
  • SOAP Web Services in ABAP


SAP NetWeaver all versions


scc soap principal propagation soamanager , KBA , BC-SEC-WSS , Web Services Security for ABAP , Problem

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