Authentication error using cURL to verify Red Hat Decision Server 7.2 installation

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  • When using the recommended cURL command to verify the Decision Server installation on Tomcat 8.5, received Access Denied/Your credentials could not be authenticated: "Credentials are missing." error. The credential are correctly setup.
  • kie-server fails to startup on JWS
  • Exceptions found in tomcat logs when deploying Decision Server kie-server

    org.apache.catalina.core.StandardContext.startInternal One or more listeners failed to start.`

When using below curl command to verify the installation of Decision Server:

$ curl -X GET "http://localhost:8088/kie-server/services/rest/server" -H "accept: application/xml" -u 'username:password'

The response is similar to these below (abbreviated):

<TITLE>Access Denied</TITLE>
<big>Access Denied (authentication_failed)</big>
Your credentials could not be authenticated: "Credentials are missing.". You will not be permitted access until your credentials can be verified.
<title>Apache Tomcat/8.0.36 - Error report</title>
<h1>HTTP Status 401 - </h1>
This request requires HTTP authentication.
<title>HTTP Status 401 – Unauthorized</title>
<h1>HTTP Status 401 – Unauthorized</h1>
The request has not been applied because it lacks valid authentication credentials for the target resource./


  • Red Hat Decision Manager (RHDM)
    • 7.2
    • 7.1
  • Red Hat JBoss Web Server (JWS)
    • 5.0
    • 3.1

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