Link validation job does not work for redirects that require cookies to work

Found in

EPiServer.CMS.Core 11.11.0

Fixed in

EPiServer.CMS.Core 11.14.0

Created

Mar 27, 2019

Updated

Dec 06, 2019

Area

CMS Core

State

Closed, Fixed and tested


Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Publish an article of any kind with an external link to https://www.altinn.no.
2. Run the standard Link Validation job.

Expected:
Should return 200

Actual:
Returns 302 with the following debug log entry: Validated the url https://www.altinn.no/. Too many automatic redirections were attempted.

Workaround: Do not rely on the fact that the client has support for cookies.