Issues with OOTB RSS Viewer Web Part in SharePoint 07 and how to resolve it ?

When tried to setup OOBT Sharepoint RSS Viewer Web Part I got the following error. RSS Viewer webpart will now only work with Authenticated feeds (default for MOSS) when the MOSS server is setup with Kerberos authentication.

"An unexpected error occured processing your request. Check the logs for details and correct the problem."

I located and opened the web.config of the SharePoint site I wanted to put the RSS Reader webpart into, I added this at the very end of the file ( inside the last tag ()):

Then I got this error below ,

"The requested feed url does not exist."

I then added the port number for the proxy server,

web.config setting for RSS viewer webpart

web.config setting for RSS viewer webpart

After adding the port I got a new error shown below,

"ProtocolError occured trying to complete the request. The server returned a status code of : ProxyAuthenticationRequired and the status description is : "Proxy Authentication Required ( The ISA Server requires authorization to fulfill the request. Access to the Web Proxy service is denied. )" "

Added rule in the proxy to allow anonymous outbound traffic from the SharePoint web server. After adding the rule I got the error below.

ProtocolError occured trying to complete the request. The server returned a status code of : Forbidden and the status description is : "Forbidden"

In the rule alow xml file in http protocol and it worked.

References:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/85b0a013-8f6c-49e1-b884-c2400d2ee522

http://blogs.msdn.com/adamhems/archive/2006/06/13/629761.aspx

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/MS-SharePoint/Q_23953578.html

http://www.eggheadcafe.com
/conversation.aspx?messageid=33867421&threadid=33464065

non-OOTB, RSS Web Parts

Enhanced RSS Viewer Web Part (It can connect to rss that requires authentication as well)

http://forums.bluecoat.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7916

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Diganta Kumar has architected and developed software for more than a decade for a wide range of industries and development platforms and over the years has filled many roles including program manager, founder, developer, architect, team lead, mentor and project manager. Diganta is founder of two online IT businesses. He is a certified AWS Solutions Architect, certified Professional Scrum Master (PSM I), certified Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I) and ITIL Certified. He has presented at Microsoft Tech.Ed, Microsoft AppFest and Ark Group Intranet conference. He attends AWS Seattle Official Events, Seattle AWS Architects-Engineers, and AWS Cloud Commerce user groups. He likes to help, mentor and manage software development teams to improve and produce great software. He currently work as a Senior Technical Program Manager for Amazon Web Services.

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One comment on “Issues with OOTB RSS Viewer Web Part in SharePoint 07 and how to resolve it ?
  1. karmani says:

    really thanks

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