How to return a custom HTTP 401/500 reply message?

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  • Camel Routes not handling unauthorized http response code (401) properly
  • How to return a custom HTTP 401/500 reply message
 <route id="true" id="xxx-4443">
        <from uri="jetty-clientAuth:"/>
        <to uri="reqProcessor" id="to2"/>
        <to uri="authProcessor" id="to3"/>
        <to uri="http://xxx-yyy-zzzz:000/xxx?throwExceptionOnFailure=false&bridgeEndpoint=true" id="to4"/>
  • In above route's authProcessor we are doing some cert validation and based on the validation response if validation fails we are setting up header value Exchange.HTTP_RESPONSE_CODE to "401" and in exchange body message to Unauthorized.

  • But when request flows to next part of the route which is <to uri="http://xxx-yyy-zzzz:000/xxx?throwExceptionOnFailure=false&bridgeEndpoint=true" id="to4"/>, in the client side response header we see http-status code: 500 instead of 401.

  • So my question is, could you please let us know how can we set the unauthorized code to 401 in such a way that client could receive correct http status code the header.


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