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SPS forwarding is being redirected to a local host instead of the backend server


Article ID: 8342


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


We're running SPS, and the resources are forwarded to localhost instead of to be forwarded to the configured backend server: 


[09/29/2017][02:50:48][5640][5900][2192c32c-b87f00b1-2105d0e1-8d608099-516e0da7-4b][SmProxyRules.processRules][Dispatching to service FORWARD with url$2]

being resolved to Local host:


[09/29/2017][02:50:48][5640][5900][2192c32c-b87f00b1-2105d0e1-8d608099-516e0da7-4b][execute][Sending request to backend = localhost:80 url = http://localhost:80/index.html]


The Forward Syntax in the proxy rule was not set correctly


Policy Server: 12.6 SP1 64 bit proxy Server: 12.6 SP1 64 bit


Changing the value for the forward syntax from








resolved the issue


Further information:


Appends the entire URI string from the user request to the destination specified in the proxy rule.


For example, if a proxy rule forwards all user requests for to$0, and a user requests for, that request is forwarded to 


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