Thursday, August 22, 2013

APEX installation on Linux - Step by Step

Hi All,

Here the step by step for APEX installation on Linux.

You can download the latest Apex version from:
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/developer-tools/apex/downloads/index.html

1. Copy the apex_4.2.2_en.zip to $ORACLE_HOME: 
cp apex_4.2.2_en.zip $ORACLE_HOME

2. Extract apex_4.2.2_en.zip : 
cd $ORACLE_HOME; unzip apex_4.2.2_en.zip;cd $ORACLE_HOME/apex

3. Create a new tablespace for Apex objects:

create TABLESPACE APEX 
    DATAFILE '/full_path_for_data_directory/apex01.dbf'
    SIZE 1000M
    AUTOEXTEND ON
    NEXT 100M
    MAXSIZE 8000M;

4. Start APEX installation:
sqlplus "/as sysdba" @apexins.sql APEX APEX TEMP /i/

Arguments:
   Position 1: Name of tablespace for Application Express application user
   Position 2: Name of tablespace for Application Express files user
   Position 3: Name of temporary tablespace or tablespace group
   Position 4: Virtual directory for APEX images

Example:
1)Local
sqlplus "sys/syspass as sysdba" @apexins SYSAUX SYSAUX TEMP /i/
2)With connect string
sqlplus "sys/syspass@10g as sysdba" @apexins SYSAUX SYSAUX TEMP /i/

5. Change ADMIN account password:
sqlplus "/as sysdba" @apxchpwd.sql

*** The password must contain at least one punctuation character: (!”#$%&()“*+,-/:;?_).

6. Run the Embedded PL/SQL Gateway configuration (EPG):
sqlplus "/as sysdba" @apex_epg_config.sql $ORACLE_HOME (full path)

7. Update the APEX images with those from the new release:
sqlplus "/as sysdba" @apxldimg.sql $ORACLE_HOME (full path)

8. Make sure that the following accounts are unlocked and not expired:
If EXPIRED - Change password for following users : ANONYMOUS,XDB,APEX_PUBLIC_USER,FLOWS_FILES,APEX_040200.
IF LOCKED - Unlock:
ALTER USER ANONYMOUS ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER USER XDB ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER USER APEX_PUBLIC_USER ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER USER FLOWS_FILES ACCOUNT UNLOCK;
ALTER USER APEX_040200 ACCOUNT UNLOCK;

9. Enable network services (ACL) and XML DB HTTP server:
sqlplus "/as sysdba"
exec dbms_xdb.sethttpport(8080);

Verify the port:
SELECT DBMS_XDB.GETHTTPPORT FROM DUAL;

10. Enable remote HTTP connections:
sqlplus "/as sysdba"
exec dbms_xdb.setlistenerlocalaccess(l_access => false);

11. Grant connect privileges to any host for the APEX_040200 database user:
sqlplus "/as sysdba"
DECLARE
ACL_PATH VARCHAR2(4000);
BEGIN
-- Look for the ACL currently assigned to '*' and give APEX_040200
-- the "connect" privilege if APEX_040200
-- does not have the privilege yet.
SELECT ACL INTO ACL_PATH FROM DBA_NETWORK_ACLS
WHERE HOST = '*' AND LOWER_PORT IS NULL AND UPPER_PORT IS NULL;
IF DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.CHECK_PRIVILEGE(ACL_PATH, 'APEX_040200',
'connect') IS NULL THEN
DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.ADD_PRIVILEGE(ACL_PATH,
'APEX_040200', TRUE, 'connect');
END IF;
EXCEPTION
-- When no ACL has been assigned to '*'.
WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.CREATE_ACL('power_users.xml',
'ACL that lets power users to connect to everywhere',
'APEX_040200', TRUE, 'connect');
DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.ASSIGN_ACL('power_users.xml','*');
END;
/
COMMIT;

run also the following command:
Alter system set shared_servers=10;
*add hared_servers=10 to your spfile/pfile.

12. Check that Apex was installed:
SELECT comp_name, version, status FROM dba_registry WHERE comp_id='APEX';

COMP_NAME                      VERSION                        STATUS
------------------------------            ------------------------------   -----------

Oracle Application Express     4.2.2.00.11                    VALID

13. Login first time. You will be asked to change ADMIN password:
http://localhost:8080/apex/apex_admin

14. Workspace login page: 
http://localhost:8080/apex

Workspace: INTERNAL
Username: ADMIN
Password: Your new admin password



Good Luck ...

32 comments:

  1. Very nice article. Still helpful. Thank you.

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    1. sqlplus "/as sysdba"
      DECLARE
      ACL_PATH VARCHAR2(4000);
      BEGIN
      -- Look for the ACL currently assigned to '*' and give APEX_040200
      -- the "connect" privilege if APEX_040200
      -- does not have the privilege yet.
      SELECT ACL INTO ACL_PATH FROM DBA_NETWORK_ACLS
      WHERE HOST = '*' AND LOWER_PORT IS NULL AND UPPER_PORT IS NULL;
      IF DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.CHECK_PRIVILEGE(ACL_PATH, 'APEX_040200',
      'connect') IS NULL THEN
      DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.ADD_PRIVILEGE(ACL_PATH,
      'APEX_040200', TRUE, 'connect');
      END IF;
      EXCEPTION
      -- When no ACL has been assigned to '*'.
      WHEN NO_DATA_FOUND THEN
      DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.CREATE_ACL('power_users.xml',
      'ACL that lets power users to connect to everywhere',
      'APEX_040200', TRUE, 'connect');
      DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN.ASSIGN_ACL('power_users.xml','*');
      END;
      /
      COMMIT;

      this is not working we are getting below error

      *
      ERROR at line 1:
      ORA-44416: Invalid ACL: Unresolved principal 'APEX_040200'
      ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_NETWORK_ACL_ADMIN", line 252
      ORA-06512: at line 17
      ORA-01403: no data found

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    2. Hi ,
      What Apex version you installing?

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    3. Oracle Application Express 5.0.3

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  2. Oracle Application Express 5.0.3

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    1. This is your issue.
      Please do the following:
      select * from dba_users where username like 'APEX%'
      I think you will get the following: APEX_050000 in your update

      if yes, change the APEX_040200 to APEX_050000

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    2. hey thanks,

      But when i am going to login with http://localhost:8080/apex/apex_admin link getting unable to connect

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  3. there is any setting to do this

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    1. Please check that APEX_050000 user unlocked and open

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    2. required all user reset and unlock it
      USERNAME ACCOUNT_STATUS
      ------------------------------ -----------------
      FLOWS_FILES OPEN
      APEX_PUBLIC_USER OPEN
      ANONYMOUS OPEN
      XDB OPEN

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    3. Where is the APEX_050000 user. what is the user status?

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    4. Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8080.

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    5. USERNAME ACCOUNT_STATUS
      ------------------------------ -----------------
      APEX_050000 OPEN

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    6. change the localhost to you database server hostname

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    7. which hostname i have to set

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    8. change the word localhost in http://localhost:8080/apex/apex_admin url to your database server hostname.

      example:

      http://mydbserver:8080/apex/apex_admin

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    9. my database hostname is localhost so it sholud be require to change my server hostname
      is their any issue of my listener

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  4. there is an issue of my default listner there are no any service register with database so i have to plan create new listner

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    1. Hi

      Good morning

      i got connectivity from browser to apex bt they r asking username name which username i have to put

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    2. hi,
      R u there i am putting user as APEX_050000

      plz tell me which one is correct admin name

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    3. Please see step 14. This is the credentials. If not,run step 5 again.

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  5. i got connectivity

    i am dba not from apps team.

    could u give me one example how to create page.

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    1. Sorry. Im an oracle dba too. So you can ask our best friend "google". ☺☺

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  6. Thanks a lot. This is the only working guide for me.

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  7. Thank you for this helpful article. Will this work with APEX 19.2? Alot has changed since you posted this article.

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    1. Its need to be the same, may be some steps are changed.

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  8. Thank you for sharing the valuable information.
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