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Server Error 10-0004


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CA Single Sign On Secure Proxy Server (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign On SOA Security Manager (SiteMinder) CA Single Sign-On


In the webagent log, we are receiving the following errors sporadically:

[CSmHttpPlugin.cpp:406][ERROR][sm-HTTPAgent-00110] Unable to resolve METHOD. Exiting with HTTP 500 server error '10-0004'.

[CSmResourceManager.cpp:151][WARNING][sm-AgentFramework-00480] HLA: Missing resource data.


However, users do not report seeing this error.


Applies to all supported environments with health checking software or testing tools for the specified releases.


Siteminder web agents only accept HTTP 1.1 requests, because HTTP 1.0 and 0.9 requests do not use HOST headers. The siteminder web agent uses the value of the HOST header in an HTTP request to determine the Agent Name, Server Name, and Server IP Address. Without a HOST header, requests will trigger a server error 10-0004 and the web agent will not be able to determine these parameters.
This often results in health checking tools, or other testing tools to trigger the 10-0004 error, and the web agent will reject those requests.


  1.        Open one of the following items:
    1.       If you are using Central Configuration, open your Agent Configuration Object.
    2.       If you are using Local Configuration, open your LocalConfig.conf file.
        b.       Add the following parameter:

Defines a value for the HOST header. Add this parameter to your Agent Configuration Object or LocalConfig.conf file to use a testing or performance tool that sends HTTP version 0.9 or version 1.0 requests (without HOST headers). If this parameter is not set, the Web Agent only accepts HTTP 1.1 requests.
Default: None (blank)

Set the value of the previous parameter to the host name you want. See the previous example.

Additional Information

For more information on Agent Error Codes, please reference the siteminder error codes section:
Please reference the web agent configuration guide, page 328:
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