Inconsistent behaviour is seen when a user with no role opens the instance URL in different browser tabs. The defined redirect to the Service Portal does not always work, causing sometimes the desktop application to be displayed.

In the first tab, the defined redirect to the Service Portal works as required.
In the second tab, the redirect does not occur, instead the regular desktop application is displayed.
In the third tab, the redirect to the service portal works.
In the fourth tab, the desktop application is displayed.
With every new tab, this continues alternating between redirect to the Service Portal and displaying the desktop.

Steps to Reproduce

This problem has been reproduced with Chrome and Firefox browsers.

  1. As system administrator, configure the instance security so that users with no roles get redirected to the Service Portal.


  2. Modify the system property to the value "new SPEntryPage().getLoginURL()".
  3. Create the new system property with the value "new SPEntryPage().getFirstPageURL()".
  4. Open the instance homepage and notice the Service Portal landing page is displayed: /sp/?id=landing
  5. As demo user abel.tuter or any ESS user, the application gets redirected to the service portal index page: /sp/
  6. Open a second browser to the instance homepage again and observe there is no redirect to the Service Portal. The desktop application is displayed and user has only access to the Self Service, Reset Password and Collaborate modules in the application navigator.

    The last two steps 5-6 can be repeated observing alternate display behaviour each time on different browser tabs.



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Related Problem: PRB1253066

Seen In

Jakarta Patch 7
Kingston Patch 1
SR - IRM - Audit Management - New York 2019 Q3
SR - IRM - GRC Profiles - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - IRM - GRC Workbench - New York 2019 Q3
SR - IRM - Policy and Compliance - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - IRM - Risk Management - New York 2019 Q3
SR - Security - Integration Framework - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - Security - Support Common - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - Security - Support Orchestration - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - SIR - Security Incident Response - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - SIR - Store SecOps Setup Assistant - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - SIR - Store Threat Core - Madrid 2019 Q2
SR - SIR - Store Trusted Security Circles Client - New York 2019 Q3
SR - VR - Vulnerability Response - New York 2019 Q3

Fixed In

New York

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Last Updated:2019-12-03 07:05:28