Today I installed Oracle 11g (188.8.131.52) on my machine. I did not realize that Oracle APEX is a part of the standard database components.
So after the 11g installation, I just follow simple steps (shown later below) for the post-installation. In order to access the APEX application, either the embedded PL/SQL gateway or Oracle HTTP server with mod_plsql is needed. For simplicity, I’ve decided to go with the former. By using the embedded PL/SQL gateway, it will run using the Oracle XML DB HTTP server which is already in Oracle database, so there is no need to install a separate HTTP server. The Oracle’s document here explains about this as well as provides the detailed information on the post-installation.
To configure the embedded PL/SQL gateway:
1. Go to the $ORACLE_HOME/apex directory.
2. Use SQL/Plus to connect as SYS to 11g database where APEX is installed.
SYS AS SYSDBA@db11r1> @apxconf PORT ----------8080 Enter values below for the XDB HTTP listener port and the password for the Application Express ADMIN user. Default values are in brackets [ ]. Press Enter to accept the default value. Enter a password for the ADMIN user admin_password Enter a port for the XDB HTTP listener [ 8080] ...changing HTTP Port PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. Session altered. ...changing password for ADMIN PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. Commit complete.
3. Unlock the ANONYMOUS account.
SYS AS SYSDBA@db11r1> ALTER USER ANONYMOUS ACCOUNT UNLOCK; User altered.
4. Enable Oracle XML DB HTTP server
SYS AS SYSDBA@db11r1> EXEC DBMS_XDB.SETHTTPPORT(8080); PL/SQL procedure successfully completed. SYS AS SYSDBA@db11r1> COMMIT; Commit complete.
5. We’re now ready to access APEX.
http://host:port/apex/apex_admin — for admin page
Port in this case is 8080 which is the default.
Note that the format of URL is a little bit different from when using HTTP server with mod_plsql -
http://host:port/pls/apex/apex_admin — for admin page
Also the SQL Developer 1.1.3 is included under “sqldeveloper” directory of ORACLE HOME. So just double-click at sqldeveloper.exe to launch application.