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oData SuccessFactors Authentication (401 error)

Hello guys,

Since last week-end the application we are building was not working and all our calls to SuccessFactors oData API returned a 401 message with the description "Accessing OData API using Basic authentication or External OAuth on CF servers is forbidden.".

I saw in the release notes that should not be used anymore and all accesses to this api were blocked.

If you want to make it work again, you have to use the following URL: (I havent seen this URL before but I guessed it based on the documentation from SAP: )

If you are using the destination sap_hcmcloud_core_odata, I suggest that you change the hostname.

Hope it helps someone 😊



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  • Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 06:43 AM

    Hello Greg,

    where can I find the release Notes?😊

    Many thanks!


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  • Posted on Nov 11, 2015 at 06:41 PM

    We had the same issue and it got resolved after changing the URL. Thanks Gregory for sharing it.

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