Error 409: Could not acquire the session semaphore in time. Please be patient.

This is an issue with the login when WebSphere Portal does not have Internet access. The “retrieving data” error message indicates that the portlets are not able to access the Internet, which is true since portal does not have access to the Internet. The initial /myportal page will not render until the sample portlets that need to get information from the internet experience a timeout. Therefore, you can do one of the following:

  1. Remove the portlets from the page.
  2. Deactivate the portlets on the page.
  3. Enable the portal to access the Internet.

Looks like airtel uses Websphere Portal πŸ™‚