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3352445 - "Unable to parse oauth token... statusCode: 401" error when connecting to an external system - Integration Center


You have created OAuth Configurations for external system in Security Center to be used in your Integration Center job.

When executing the Integration Center job it is failing & you see the below errors in the Event Logs:

The same OAuth credentials are working without issue & successfully authenticate against the external system when tested in an external REST client (e.g. Google Postman).


  • SAP SuccessFactors SXM Suite 
    • Integration Center
    • Security Center
      • OAuth Configurations


This is a known limitation of the Microsoft Azure where their token endpoint is unable to parse oauth token when there are special characters being used in the client_secret.


Please use a client_secret which does not contain special characters.

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Unable to parse oauth token,  Failed to get access token, ServiceApplicationException, Security Center, OAuth, destination settings, Client Secret, 401, ServiceApplicationException, access, URL, token , KBA , LOD-SF-INT-INC-SEC , Security Center , LOD-SF-INT-INC , Integration Center , Problem


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