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2855431 - SAP Asset Manager Principal Propagation: OData server returned HTTP code, 401, with message: null


  • SAP Asset Manager v4.0 (SAM) or SAP Work Manager (WM) has an ERP Mobile add-on and it is installed and configured in ECC
  • SAM uses the SAP Cloud Platform's Principal Propagation authentication to retrieve oData from ECC via SAP Gateway
  • Users are able to get SAM data via basic authentication security settings
  • However when setting SAM to use "Principal Propagation", the users are getting this error:

    ~~~~Error Mesage:~~~~
    Retrieve metadata failed because the OData server returned HTTP code, 401, with message: null

  • Additional note: SAP Cloud Connector (SCC) Principal Propagation is used by Fiori applications and Fiori apps works well but SAM does not 



  • SAP Asset Manager 4.0
  • SAP Work Manager 6.5
  • SAP Cloud Connector (SCC) 2.11.2 or older


Open Connectors 1.0 ; SAP Asset Manager 4.0 ; SAP Work Manager 6.5.0


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